In Houston, where Latin American cuisine reigns supreme, tres leches is a truly iconic dessert.
The history of tres leches is often debated, but whether it originated in Mexico or Nicaragua is a discussion for another day. One thing that most people can agree on is the dessert’s foundation. Translated in English to “three milks,” tres leches begins with a fluffy sponge cake that is soaked in a sweet combination of evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk, or heavy cream.
The result? A creamy, milky, decadent dessert that has become a staple for many social gatherings not only in the region, but among the Latin American diaspora here in Houston.
Several local bakeries and restaurants around the city take their own liberties with the classic cake. El Bolillo Bakery and Treacherous Leches both offer original takes, but push the boundaries with more modern combinations like Oreo, red velvet and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, while establishments like Churrascos and Arandas Bakery use the tres leches blueprint to create new dishes entirely.
Here are 15 spots in Houston dishing out some of the best tres leches.
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