Rating: 4.06 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Use coconut milk for a tropical twist on classic flan.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 6 (4-ounce) ramekins.

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  • Slowly melt sugar in a large skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until browned but not scorched, about 8 minutes. Divide caramel equally among the ramekins and allow to cool.

  • Combine whole milk, coconut milk, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract in a saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until it begins to steam, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk 3 eggs together in a bowl; slowly pour beaten eggs into the warm milk mixture, whisking constantly until the custard is combined.

  • Place ramekins in a casserole dish and fill with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Divide custard evenly among ramekins, over the caramel sauce, about 1/2 inch from the top. Cover casserole dish tightly with foil. Bake in the preheated oven until the custard is set, about 1 hour. A knife gently inserted into the center of a flan should come out clean.

  • Remove ramekins from the water bath and allow to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving to chill completely. Run the tip of a paring knife around the edges to release the flan. Place a plate over the top of the ramekin and flip to release the flan onto the plate, caramel side up.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 48.6g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 116.3mg; sodium 127mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
First of all follow the recipe... I made this and forgot to spray ramekins with Pam and also forgot to put foil over roasting pan. Pulled out after 45 minutes and surprisingly it was still delicious. But was frustrated that I didn't follow instructions so I made another batch this time following recipe and instructions to the letter. I also used a trick I do when I make Creme brûlée. I put a dish towel on the bottom of the roasting pan before I pour in the water bath. Well anyway the first batch was delicious but the second was outstanding!! It looked so perfect and when my daughter and her boyfriend came over the next day for lunch they were just amazed. Trust me just follow the recipe and the instructions and you will really enjoy this flan. Thank you for the recipe... Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2016
This was my 1st time making flan. It should have had MORE details in the recipe. Like cooling the caramel before laying the custard in the pan. Also a little more description was absolutely necessary in regards of turning sugar into caramel. I will try again but a different recipe altogether. Read More
(1)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
First of all follow the recipe... I made this and forgot to spray ramekins with Pam and also forgot to put foil over roasting pan. Pulled out after 45 minutes and surprisingly it was still delicious. But was frustrated that I didn't follow instructions so I made another batch this time following recipe and instructions to the letter. I also used a trick I do when I make Creme brûlée. I put a dish towel on the bottom of the roasting pan before I pour in the water bath. Well anyway the first batch was delicious but the second was outstanding!! It looked so perfect and when my daughter and her boyfriend came over the next day for lunch they were just amazed. Trust me just follow the recipe and the instructions and you will really enjoy this flan. Thank you for the recipe... Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2013
This recipe is great. I didn't need to make any changes. I used creamy coconut milk though. By the way if you can't find 4 oz. ramekins don't worry. You'll need the regular ones (7 oz.). Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2015
So creamy and delicious! Follow the recipe though...I forgot to grease the ramekins and the crystallized sugar stuck to the bottom of the dish. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2016
This was my 1st time making flan. It should have had MORE details in the recipe. Like cooling the caramel before laying the custard in the pan. Also a little more description was absolutely necessary in regards of turning sugar into caramel. I will try again but a different recipe altogether. Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
08/14/2020
This was the first time I have tried the flan custard. I liked the custard part but not the caramel. It was hard in the the cup bottom. I followed directions to make it and it was fine. I didn't care for the taste.. I will stay with plain custard in the future. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2021
We loved it but the syrup overpowered it. Next time, I will use it sparingly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2021
3.3.21 The biggest issue I had with this was the texture/consistency. It was unlike any flan I’ve ever had. It was wet, soft and for lack of a better word, mushy, and it sunk in the middle. Also, the caramel that was released onto the plate was like water, not thick or syrupy. One other thing that I didn't like was that I ended up with over 1/2 cup of the filling left after filling six 4-oz ramekins, and I hate wasting food! I honestly do not know what went wrong here, I thought I'd followed this recipe to the letter, but it certainly did not live up to my expectations. The one thing I can say is that it tastes good, although I couldn’t taste even a hint of the coconut milk. Granted, I haven’t made many flans, so maybe this was human error somewhere along the way. I don’t know, but I think I’ll just move on. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2020
because the food is amazing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
Made this and it was delicious!! No changes necessary. Read More