Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

One of the things I really miss about eating at my mother-in-law's house! The perfect ending to any meal. Light and satisfying.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium-low heat, melt sugar until it caramelizes.
  2. Pour the caramel into a flan dish to coat bottom.
  3. Beat eggs until foamy.
  4. Add sweetened condensed milk, then milk, and finally the coconut and vanilla.
  5. Mix well with each addition.
  6. Pour mixture into flan dish.
  7. Place flan dish into an oven-proof dish, and add water (enough to come up to the top 1/3 of the flan dish).
  8. Bake at 325ºF for approximately 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool, and refrigerate.
  10. Serve cold with fresh whipped cream.
  11. May be refrigerated up to 3 days.


Most Helpful

A very smooth and satisfying dessert. Just a word from the VERY careful with the caramel. I forgot how hot caramel can get and got some stuck to the end of my thumb. I had to sleep with my hand in a cup of ice! Of course, silly me stuck my thumb in my mouth to get the caramel off and burned the roof of my mouth too! Anyway, you KNOW this recipe has to be good if it caused that much pain and I STILL gave it 5 stars! :o)

Malriah January 24, 2003

Coconut custard mmmmm. Loved the smoothness of this flan and the caramel 'sauce'. I served this with a can of peaches and a dollop of whipped cream. Delicious!

Evie* September 17, 2002

Very good and rich dessert. I loved the coconut Flavor! I didn't like to chew the coconut tho and found that I prefer my flan smooth. Really good this way, but I will try to find a way to get the flavor without having the shredded coconut disturbing the rich smoothness of this custard.

Earlie862 April 19, 2003

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