Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Coconut Flan Dessert

Hoping you all had a great Christmas with your family and friends. I had a great time. Cooked a lot and now I feel so tired I just don't want to do anything. : )

Just wanted to share with you this creamy and caramelize goodness so you can make this for New Year's.

You need the following ingredients - 
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 can (14ounce) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup canned coconut milk 
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 cup coconut

1. Heat over to 325 degrees
2. Place sugar in heavy bottomed medium size saucepan and pour 1/3 cup of water over the sugar. Stir to dissolve, then bring to a boil over medium high heat. cook, without stirring, for 10 minutes until amber colored. Pour into a 9 inch glass pie plate and coat the entire bottom. 
3. Blend condensed and coconut milks, eggs, vanilla and coconut extracts in a blender. Pour into prepared pie plate. 
4. Place pie plate in a large roasting pan and add enough hot water to come halfway up the side of pie plate. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes, until custard is set. 
5. Transfer to wire rack, let cool and refrigerate until completely chilled for 4 hours or overnight. 
6, To serve, run a sharp knife around the edge of custard. Taking a large plate, invert onto the plate letting the caramel run over top. Garnish with coconut. 

This is what the flan look's like once it comes out of the oven and before I turn it upside down onto my large plate. The caramel on the bottom of this flan is so yummy, but of course I forgot to take a picture of this. Sorry, give this a try for New Year's and let me know how you love it! I plan on taking the rest of the week off, to spend time with my kids and celebrate my mom's birthday. I love to hear from you so leave me a SWEET comment. Have a great week and Happy New Year's!



  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks good. I don't believe I've ever had Flan before. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day too. Glad you found me!

  2. I've never had flan before, but I've seen it in the grocery store. I love coconut so I'm sure I would enjoy this.

  3. I'm a lover of coconut and sweets, so I'm sure I would enjoy having this. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holiday season!

  4. Yum, coconut is a favorite at our house, thanks for sharing your recipe, Vanessa!

  5. I love flan, but have never tried to make it. Thank you for sharing the recipe at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  6. This sounds (and looks!) so yummy! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Stopping by from the blog hop. Your flan recipe makes me home sick. Can't wait to try it out, sounds doable even for me.

    1. Hi, Chrishelle

      Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment! : )

  8. Yum! Vanessa, this sounds like an absolutely delicious flan -- perfect for any time of year!


  9. Yummy!! Happy birthday to your mom and Happy New Year!

  10. I love coconut! This looks so good, Vanessa, thanks for the recipe. When I get a free moment I'll definitely try this one. Enjoy your time with the family, happy birthday to your Mom!
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  11. Flan and coconut... two of my favorite flavors ever! Can't wait to give this a try. Happy New Year!

  12. YUM, I have some coconut in the freezer waiting for another recipe, I'll have to try this for New Yrs. Lisa

  13. Hi Vanessa,

    That does look yummy! Happy Birthday to your Mom :)



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