Coconut Flan – Unique Texture and Taste

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Coconut Flan

Latin American style Coconut Flan is a simple, gelatinous dessert that incorporates 3 types of milk (evaporated, sweetened condense and whole) to deliver a dense package of creamy sweetness. With only 6 ingredients including delicious coconut, a recipe couldn’t be easier or tastier!

Serves 12

Prep Time 10 min      

Cook Time 1 hr


  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded coconut


  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 and turned into a golden brown caramel. 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, remaining 1/2 of 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.


  • If you use smaller glass baking dishes for individual servings, reduce baking time to 35 minutes.