Coconut Caramel Flan

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
An easy Coconut Caramel Flan Recipe and perfect dessert treat that everyone loves.

Flan is so easy and it almost seems magical has it bakes with its own rich caramel with a soft custard.

It's so easy to throw together and actually amazes me when you flip this onto a pie plate how elegant it is and looks a lot harder than what transpires all by itself in the oven!

We love a caramel based custard and my other flans like banana flan, and blueberry flan is a must-try too if you get a chance to make them if you enjoy flan.

This is the easiest flan you'll ever make and delicious, scroll down to the recipe card to print if off.

this is a coconut cream flan custard baked in white ramekin pan

Sweetened Condensed Milk

I make my own condensed milk, not to be confused with evaporated!

This flan needs the sugary sweet milk that is produced by using condensed milk so it magically makes a caramel while it bakes!

this is a mason jar filled with condensed milk that is homemade


I use the 13 x 9 pan with the smaller round 9-inch pan inside so it bakes creamy smooth in a water bath.

This method was taught to me back in my cake decorating days in the 1970s and it works perfectly.

I never skip that method and it also works great for baking cheesecakes, which is also a similar consistency of flan!

this is a custard baked in a ceramic white dish in a water bath

Coconut Caramel Flan Ingredients

  • sugar
  • eggs
  • cream of coconut
  • condensed milk
  • coconut milk
  • pure vanilla
  • water

this is a coconut cream flan custard baked in white ramekin pan

Tool You Will Need

  1. Measuring cups and spoons
  2. Bowl
  3. Electric mixer
  4. baking pan 13 x 9 and 9-inch sizes
  5. Spoon
  6. Small saucepan
  7. Spatula
  8. Serving dishes
  9. Ramekins for individual servings

making caramel in a small saucepan for flan with sugar and water, butter

Very Popular Dessert

Flan is one of the most popular desserts in Latin America and Spain.

It's not one of those low in fat, but it sure is an irresistible dessert and simply perfect for any occasion.

It is smooth, rich, creamy, and sweet and a great dessert to the end of a delicious dinner.

The basic recipe of this dessert is a mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar baked in a sometimes a mold, ramekins, all together perfectly with a rich caramel sauce baked right in.

this is the batter for flan this one is a coconut caramel flan

If you love Coconut Try Some of These Desserts Also:

Coconut Poke Cake
Coconut Cream Tart
Coconut Lime Bars

coconut cream flan is a custard on this crystal glass tray

Pin for later Coconut Caramel Flan

this is a coconut flan pin for later


Flan can is a baked custard dessert topped with caramel similar to the French crème caramel.

Because it's egg-based custard is delicate, flan is baked in a water bath in the oven which is always recommended and makes this a creamy delectable dessert.

this is a baked custard called flan in a white dish

Coconut Caramel Flan

Yield: 8
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 1 H & 15 Mtotal time: 1 H & 25 M
A simple baked custard that is so creamy with a caramel baked right into the pan that is laced with coconut and delicious anytime for an elegant easy dessert!


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup cream of coconut
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1 can coconut milk 13.5 ounce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla


How to cook Coconut Caramel Flan

  1.  Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 13 x9 pan with an inch of water and set inside a preheated oven on the bottom rack to heat at 325 degrees.
  3. Note: I use a 9-inch Wiltons cake round pan (that is around 2 inches or so deep) to bake the flan in and is not greased. The 13 x 9 sheet pan is also metal with around 1 inch of tap water.
  4. In a medium saucepan, pan place 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in it and bring to a boil stirring until sugar dissolves and then let boil until turns a light golden brown color around 10 minutes.
  5. Blend together the rest of the ingredients whisking together until evenly mixed. This now gets poured over the caramel in the pan.
  6. Set the round 9-inch pan into the 13x9 baking pan that is filled with water.
  7. Cover with foil and bake around  1 hour and 15 minutes or until the flan is not wiggling in the center.
  8. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
  9. Score edges with a butter knife before flipping onto a plate.
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custard, pudding, dessert
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Pin for later Coconut Caramel Flan

this is a pin for later caramel and coconut flan

Don't forget to try my favorite

Blueberry Flan or
Banana Flan

this is a custard called flan with a caramel glaze

1 comment

  1. Definitely my idea of a delicious dessert and I'm glad it's so easy too!


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