Peruvians love their "dulces". Relatively unknown in pre-Hispanic times, Peruvian desserts are heavily influenced by its Spanish and other foreign equivalents. In Colonial times often expensive and unavailable ingredients used in the Spanish cuisine were replaced by typical Peruvian ones; later foreign cooking techniques were used creating unique local sweets. Even if it's difficult, always leave a little room for one of the many sweet (!) temptations to end your meal. You won't regret it. Below find some desserts that are common in Lima.