Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Jan 16, 2011 04:50 PM

Coconut Flan recipe?

I used to have a recipe for a coconut flan and can't find it now. All I can find that is close Is one on epicurious for six individual flans. Anyone have a recipe for one large one or know if I can convert the six into one (and if so, how)? Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I saw Paula Deen make this one on tv, haven't tried it though.


        This recipe I've tested. You can make as written or sub the evaporated milk for coconut milk.

        5 Replies
        1. re: HillJ

          Great thank you! Do you prefer it with coconut milk? Or is it too sweet?

          1. re: momnivore

            Usually I omit the caramel syrup if I use coconut milk, plus the coconut doesn't compete with the caramel flavor as much. But, it's a personal preference.

            1. re: momnivore

              The sweetened condensed milk is what makes it too sweet for me. I never use it, just coconut milk, which is a natural kind os sweet not cloying.

              1. re: magiesmom

                you have a point regarding sweetened condensed milk. However, in the recipe I cited above, the condensed milk & the cream cheese play a role in the texture of the flan. The coconut milk would sub nicely for the evaporated milk w/out changing the texture. I'd adjust the sugar; both in the flan base and do w/out the caramel syrup.

                momnivore, if you prefer that the coconut flavor come through, refer to another recipe.
                Happy baking!

                1. re: HillJ

                  I meant that I would use a coconut milk based recipe, or one with cm and cream. Sorry to be unclear.