Coconut Creme Caramel

    4 hours 30 min

    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!

    35 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 6 eggs
    • 1 (397g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 340ml evaporated milk
    • 1 (400ml) tin coconut milk
    • 350ml full fat milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g caster sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place the sugar in a non-stick frying pan and slowly melt over low heat without stirring. Shake the pan to mix, but do not stir with a spoon. When the sugar has melted, pour into a 3 litre glass baking dish, coating the bottom.
    3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour in the condensed milk, evaporated milk, coconut milk, full fat milk and vanilla; mix until well blended, about 2 minutes. Pour the egg mixture over the sugar in the baking dish. Place the dish inside of a larger dish or tin and set in the oven. Fill the outer dish with water to 2.5cm deep.
    4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the water bath and refrigerate until cold, 4 hours to overnight.
    5. To serve, run a knife around the edges of the dish to loosen, then invert onto a serving dish.

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    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 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)