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flan de coco

Recipe: Flan de coco

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 can condensed milk 400 g
  • 1 can coconut milk 400 g
  • 250 g sugar
  • 5 drops lime juice
  • 5 drops water
  • coconut flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F)
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix with the condensed milk and coconut milk, set aside
  • Heat up a frying pan to medium heat, pour the sugar in it and then the lime juice and water
  • Move the pan around until the sugar is totally melted and a deep golden color
  • Pour the caramel into a glass mold and cover all its surface
  • Once the sugar settles and dries in the mold you can add the milk and egg mixture
  • Set up a water bath by placing the mold inside another mold that will cover up to 3/4 of the sides of the inner mold
  • Leave it in the oven for 45 minutes
  • Verify that it is done by sliding a knife in between the flan and the mold. If it slides out clean then it is done!
  • Once the mold has cooled, separate the flan from the sides of the mold with a knife
  • Let it cool in the freezer
  • Flip the cold flan onto a serving plate and decorate with coconut flakes