This is a great take on the classic creme caramel. It has the added flavour of coconut. It's a delicious chilled dessert for those who love custard and coconut!
Lovely result, however can hardly taste the coconut :-( I didn't have any evaporated milk so I just didn't put it in! Doesn't seem to have affected it. I used a vanilla pod instead of extract, so maybe that overpowered the coconut...not to it's detriment though!! Next time I may put some actual coconut in it as well or maybe some coconut liqueur! YUM. Oh one thing - the caramel seemed to solidify to the bottom of the dish....is that normal?? - 05 Feb 2012
I made this recipe twice, the first time as written and I could barley taste the coconut. So the next time I made it I used 2 1/2 tsp. coconut extract & 1/2 tsp. of vanilla and it was much better - the coconut taste is perfect. I made it for a party of 20 and everyone said it was PERFECT. It takes 1 hr. & 20 minutes to cook if you use 1 large dish. Easy to make and definately a keeper! - 30 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
suggestion: I made another flan recipe and added cream of coconut (sweeter and creamier than coconut milk)+ low fat sweetened condensed milk + 2 eggs + 4 egg whites + 2tsps vanilla extract - 14 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)