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Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan) Recipe
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Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan)

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"A delicious, tropical coconut flan -- authentically Caribbean!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    9 hrs 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place 1 cup of the sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook gently, without stirring, but shaking occasionally until the sugar has melted. Continue cooking until the sugar has completely melted, and turned golden brown. Pour into a large, glass baking dish. Spread the caramel evenly over the bottom of the dish, then set aside to cool for 15 minutes before proceeding.
  3. Once the caramel has hardened, pour the condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk, eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, and coconut into a blender. Blend for 3 minutes until smooth. Pour into baking dish over the caramel.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes until set. When done, remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the dish to separate the flan from the sides. Refrigerate overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 13, 2008

This flan is delicious. I prepared it two days ago, but I made a couple changes: Instead of using regular milk, i added one cup evaporated milk and a can of coconut milk and it was great! Advice: Be careful for not over cooking the sugar for the syrup, it may get bitter.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2008

Very very sweet. Be careful not to overbake.


91 Ratings

Oct 12, 2007

God, that flan was good!!!! My family loved it!!! Only I substituted the evaporated milk with the same amount of coconut milk.

Jan 20, 2008

This was so easy to make that I was suspicious. However, I served this to a dinner party of 8 people and it was fantastic. It tasted fabulous and the texture/consistency was perfect. I served with a dollop of whip cream and some fresh quartered oranges and dark chocolate on the side. Even the guests who do not normally like dessert were raving!

Jan 25, 2007

I was looking for a recipe to replicate the coconut flan I had while in Costa Rica. This recipe came very close! I didn't do the sugar layer, only the flan itself. Maybe next time, I will do the entire recipe as described. My husband and co-workers all agree this is a good recipe!

Aug 14, 2007

This was fantastic! I used fat-free sweetened condensed milk and splenda inside the flan while using real sugar for the carmelized part. I baked it in ramekins in a pan of water. The texture was perfection and the taste was wonderful! Even my egg-boycotting daughter loved every bite!

Jul 07, 2008

When I returned from Costa Rica this year I HAD to find a coco flan recipe. This IS IT!!! So easy and absolutely delicious..This is a girls party favorite!!!

Apr 04, 2008

I didn't like it but everyone else liked it in the house. It didn't last more than a day! I think it's because I am not a chocolate lover. Be careful when putting the chocolate cake mix on top of the flan. You have to put it on very gentle in order to keep both layers seperated.


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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