Coconut Flan

Caramel and coconut pair well.

Caramel and coconut pair well.




  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Coconut flan

  • 1 14-oz. can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut


To make Caramel: Heat sugar and 2 Tbs. water in saucepan over low heat until water simmers. Remove, and swirl pan until sugar dissolves.

Cover pan, and boil over medium-high heat. When syrup’s surface is thick with bubbles, uncover, and continue to boil and swirl. When syrup is golden, remove, and keep swirling as it darkens. Pour 1/6 of syrup into each custard cup; swirl to coat bottoms.

Preheat oven to 350F. Boil several cups of water for roasting pan.

To make Coconut Flan: Blend milks and vanilla. Whisk in eggs; stir in coconut. Pour into custard cups, and set in large roasting pan. Pour 1 inch of boiling water into pan.

Bake about 40 minutes; leave cups in pan 20 minutes. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

To serve, invert cup onto plate.