Dairy-Free Coconut Flan

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A non-dairy flan that will ensure you don't miss the milk. Garnish with thin orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
38 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 58 mins
8 servings


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans coconut milk

  • 8 eggs

  • ¾ cup white sugar, divided, or more to taste

  • ¼ cup dark spiced rum

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup boiling water, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk coconut milk, eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, rum, vanilla, and salt together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.

  3. Pour 1/2 cup sugar into a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until melted and golden in color, about 8 minutes. Pour into an 8-inch flan or cake pan and swirl to coat the bottom.

  4. Set pan in a larger baking dish. Pour in coconut milk mixture. Pour enough boiling water into the baking dish to make a water bath that comes halfway up the sides of the pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of the flan comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from water bath.

  6. Refrigerate flan until cold, at least 12 hours. Unmold by gently pushing the sides of the flan away from the pan. Place a serving plate on top of the pan and flip over; tap bottom of the pan firmly to release flan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
28g Fat
22g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 302mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.