Sweetened condensed milk and canned coconut milk make this flan extra rich and velvety smooth. Chill the flan overnight for a handy make-ahead recipe.




  • Heat oven to 325°F.

  • Place sugar in a medium-size heavy-bottomed saucepan and pour 1/3 cup water over it. Stir to dissolve. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, without stirring, for about 10 minutes until amber colored. Pour into a 9-inch glass pie plate; swirl to coat bottom.

  • Blend condensed and coconut milks, eggs, vanilla and coconut extracts in a blender. Pour into prepared pie plate.

  • Place pie plate in large roasting pan. Add enough hot water to come halfway up side of plate. Bake at 325°F for 45 minutes, until custard is just set. Transfer to wire rack; let cool. Refrigerate until completely chilled, 4 hours or overnight.

  • To serve, run a sharp knife around edge of custard. Invert onto a large plate, letting caramel run over top. Garnish with coconut.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; 12 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 124 mg cholesterol; 125 mg sodium. 67 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 9 g protein;