How to make coconut flan


The flan It is one of the most traditional and versatile desserts at the same time. In addition to preparing it following the classic recipe of the typical egg flan, there are many variants that allow you to make it with different flavors. One of the most demanded is the coconut flan for its delicious flavor, texture and quick elaboration. In addition, since it is a dish that everyone likes, from the smallest to the oldest, surely you don't fail if you have guests. You can prepare it the day before without problem, you will only need eggs, milk, coconut, sugar and some other ingredient that we tell you below. If you want to know how to make coconut flan Keep reading this article and discover the steps.

Low difficulty Ingredients:
  • 1 glass and 1/2 of condensed milk
  • 2 glasses of common milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 100 g grated coconut
  • Vanilla
  • Coconut essence
  • For caramel: sugar and some water
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Before starting to prepare the homemade coconut flan, preheat the oven to 200ºC, above and below. Then, prepare the candy following the steps of this simple recipe and cover the mold or flannels with it. You should paint the walls too, not just the base. You can use any mold suitable for the oven, even jars of clay if you do not have flaneras or special molds. Let it cool while preparing the flan dough.

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Now, take a bowl and beat the eggs. It is not necessary that the robes completely, just break them. Then, heat the common milk over low heat, without boiling. When hot, remove from heat and, in a separate container, mix it with the condensed milk. If you want, you can make your own condensed milk by following this recipe or buy it already made. As for common milk, it is preferable to be coconut, but if you do not have it you can use whole, semi-skimmed or soy.

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When you have mixed the condensed milk with ordinary milk, add the eggs and keep stirring. After, add the grated coconut and continue mixing. If you want, you can add a teaspoon of vanilla essence and another one of coconut essence to intensify the flavor. If you do not have these last ingredients do not worry, you can do without them.

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When you have the coconut flan mixture prepared and the caramel has cooled, pour it into the mold, the flannels or whatever you have used, lower the oven temperature a little and bake it in the bathroom. To do this, place the flannels on a high-edge tray and fill it with hot water to cover half of the molds. You should bake the coconut flan for approximately 30-40 minutes.

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You should monitor the oven to control the flan and make sure it does not burn. If you need to leave them longer, leave them. Or if on the contrary you must remove them before doing so. To know if you are ready, perform the stick test (Prick the flan with a stick or knife and if it comes out clean it is done).

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When they are done you should take them out of the oven and let them cool until you adopt a room temperature. When this happens you can unmold and take them, or reserve them in the refrigerator until serving. When you serve them you can place grated coconut on top as a decoration, accompany it with dulce de leche or Chantilly cream. As you see, do coconut flan It is nothing complicated and the result is delicious. We encourage you to look at our recipes for coffee, nougat, cheese and chocolate flan and put them to the test.


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  • It is advisable that you cook the coconut flan in the water bath to prevent it from cracking and get it to leave creamy and smooth.