Indulge in Coffee Caramel Flan – A Decadent Dessert Recipe

Have you ever experienced the sweet and creamy goodness of flan? Have you ever wondered how to elevate it to a new level of flavor and sophistication? Well, I have just the recipe for you – Coffee Caramel Flan. This velvety dessert is perfect for all occasions and is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

At first glance, flan may seem like a daunting dessert to make, but fear not – I am here to guide you through each step of the process. This Coffee Caramel Flan recipe is simple, yet impressive. It combines traditional flan ingredients such as eggs, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk with instant coffee granules and a luscious caramel sauce.

What’s more, this recipe is easily adaptable for different dietary preferences. Whether you’re vegan or gluten-free, this recipe can be customized to suit your needs. So, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want to treat yourself to a decadent dessert, make sure to keep this Coffee Caramel Flan recipe in your arsenal. Trust me; once you try it, you won’t want to go back to regular flan.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Caramel Flan
Coffee Caramel Flan

If you are looking for a delicious and impressive dessert, look no further than this coffee caramel flan recipe! This dessert combines the silky smooth texture of flan with the rich and bold flavor of coffee, making it a perfect ending to any meal.

One reason you will love this recipe is that it uses simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. All you need are eggs, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, water, sugar, instant coffee, and a few other basic ingredients. You don’t need any specialty items or hard-to-find ingredients to make this delicious dessert.

Another reason this recipe is sure to become a favorite is its versatility. While coffee caramel flan is a classic flavor combination that never gets old, you can easily vary the recipe by adding different flavors. For example, try making this with espresso powder for an intense coffee flavor or add cinnamon for a warm and spicy twist.

Finally, one of the best things about this recipe is how impressive it looks when served. The deep brown color of the caramelized sugar on top creates an elegant presentation that will wow your guests. It’s perfect for dinner parties or special occasions where you want to serve a show-stopping dessert.

In conclusion, if you want a dessert that is easy to make but still looks and tastes like it took hours to prepare, then this coffee caramel flan recipe is the one for you. With its simple ingredients, versatile flavor options, and stunning presentation, it’s sure to become a go-to dessert recipe in your collection. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds (and your dinner guests) will thank you!

Ingredient List

 A drizzle of caramel sauce adds extra sweetness to this creamy and rich dessert.
A drizzle of caramel sauce adds extra sweetness to this creamy and rich dessert.

Get Your Ingredients Ready!

Gather these ingredients before you get started:

  • 1 cup sugar: This will be used to create the caramel layer that makes this flan so irresistible.
  • 5 large eggs and 1 egg yolk: The eggs give the flan its rich, custardy texture.
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk and 12 oz can evaporated milk: These two types of milk give the flan its signature creaminess.
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract: Used for flavoring, vanilla extract adds a touch of sweetness to the flan.
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules: Use the best quality instant coffee you can find to add flavor to your flan.
  • 2 cups whole milk: This adds a creaminess and richness to the flan.
  • Pinch of salt: Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt, which helps balance out the sweetness.

Optional Ingredients for Variations

Here are some additional ingredients you can experiment with for different variations of this recipe:

  • Ground Cinnamon (3/4 cup for a spiced flavor)
  • Espresso Powder (1 teaspoon for added depth of coffee flavor)
  • Double Cream (1 tsp to make it richer)
  • Vanilla Bean (Split the bean and scrape the seeds into the milk mixture, then add the pod to steep)

Make sure you have all your ingredients ready before starting with this delicious Coffee Caramel Flan recipe!

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect combination of coffee and caramel, indulging your taste buds.
The perfect combination of coffee and caramel, indulging your taste buds.

Now, let’s dive into the juicy part- how to make this delicious [Bold coffee caramel flan]. Follow along these simple steps and enjoy delightful dessert!

Step 1: Making the Caramel Sauce

Take a saucepan, and heat [Bold 1 cup sugar] over medium heat. Stir continuously until the sugar transforms to a dark amber color. This should take around 10 minutes or so. Add [Bold 1/2 cup of hot water] into quickly stir the sauce. The mixture should be smooth, bubble, and reach your desired consistency. Once done, transfer the caramel sauce into a baking dish and swirl evenly over its bottom.

Step 2: Making the Flan Mixture

First, preheat your oven to [Bold 325°F]. In a mixing bowl or blender, add [Bold 1 can evaporated milk], [Bold 1 can sweetened condensed milk], [Bold 5 large eggs], and [Bold 1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolving in hot water]and blend until smooth. Then, pour them over the caramel-like filled dish.

Step 3: Baking Flan

Take that prepared dish with hot water and place it inside another extended baking pan. Transfer both pans into your preheated oven and bake for around an hour or until the flan appears set in the middle when gently shaken.

Step 4: Serving the Coffee Caramel Flan

Carefully remove the pan from oven and submerge it in cold water for around ten minutes to let the caramel sauce cool down. Then, Use knife to run around edge of dish and invert onto serving plate. Drizzle extra caramel syrup on top of flan as desired. Serve immediately with topping like whipped cream or fruit salad for garnish.

So there you have it – an all-time popular dessert coffee caramel flan! It’s sweet and creamy with hints of coffee flavor and just the right consistency for your cravings. Do try out the recipe and let us know how it goes. Happy cooking!

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven, a burst of flavor, and a sweet escape from the daily grind.
A slice of heaven, a burst of flavor, and a sweet escape from the daily grind.

Are you looking to add a personal twist to your coffee caramel flan recipe? With a few substitutions and variations, you can create a unique and delicious dessert that reflects your taste preferences.

First, let’s talk about the milk. Instead of using only evaporated and sweetened condensed milk, you can use heavy cream or whole milk instead for a richer and creamier texture. You can also experiment with different flavored milks like almond or coconut milk to cater to dairy-free diets.

If you want to add an extra coffee kick to your flan, try using espresso powder or ground coffee to give it a more intense flavor. Vietnamese coffee is another option if you want to infuse your flan with different spices and oils. You can also add chocolate chips or cocoa powder for a chocolatey twist.

For those who are vegan, substitute the eggs for tofu or mashed bananas as a binding agent. Use plant-based options like soy, cashew, or oat milk instead of dairy products. You can also use coconut cream in place of heavy cream for a vegan-friendly dessert.

Lastly, consider the caramel topping. Instead of using sugar, try creating a sauce-based caramel by melting down candies or using honey or maple syrup for natural sweetness. You can also add spices like cinnamon or cayenne pepper for an added punch.

Overall, these substitutions and variations provide endless possibilities for your coffee caramel flan recipe. Play around with new ingredients and flavor combinations until you find the perfect match for your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 This dessert is too good to resist, with its classic flan texture and caramel infusion.
This dessert is too good to resist, with its classic flan texture and caramel infusion.

Coffee Caramel Flan is an indulgent dessert that pairs well with a variety of drinks and snacks, making it a perfect addition to any gathering or special occasion. Serve this decadent treat chilled, either in individual ramekins or one large dish.

Pair the creamy sweetness of Coffee Caramel Flan with a strong cup of hot coffee or espresso to balance out the rich flavors of the flan. For an extra indulgent treat, add a dollop of whipped cream on top and sprinkle it with ground cinnamon or cocoa powder.

If you’re looking for something more than just coffee, consider serving a chilled glass of sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk on the side. These drinks provide a creamy and sweet complement to the smooth texture of the Coffee Caramel Flan.

Alternatively, serve this dessert with crispy biscotti or buttery shortbread cookies to add some texture and crunch to the dish. The buttery flavor and crisp texture pair nicely with the sweet and creamy flavors of the flan.

For those who prefer something light after their meal, consider serving fruit slices such as strawberries, raspberries or peaches alongside the Coffee Caramel Flan. The acidity and freshness of these fruits offer a tart contrast to the dessert’s sweetness.

In summary, a chilled glass of cold brew coffee, traditional hot espresso, or sweetened milk is necessary for Coffee Caramel Flan’s dessert counterpart. When it comes to pairings, you may want to try crispy biscuits/cookies or refreshing fruit slices. Either way, Coffee Caramel Flan is sure to satisfy your guests’ cravings and leave them wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The smooth and luscious texture of the flan makes it a perfectly satisfying dessert.
The smooth and luscious texture of the flan makes it a perfectly satisfying dessert.

One of the best things about this coffee caramel flan recipe is that it can be made ahead and stored for later. In fact, making it a day ahead will only enhance the flavors of the flan. After you have baked the flan, let it cool to room temperature, then cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

When you’re ready to serve your coffee caramel flan, carefully run a knife around the edges of each ramekin and invert onto a large serving platter. The caramel sauce will pool around the flan and create a beautiful presentation.

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, place the individual ramekins in a pan filled with boiling water and heat over low heat for 5-10 minutes until warmed through. Be careful not to overheat as this can cause the custard to curdle.

This coffee caramel flan is so delicious that there likely won’t be any leftovers, but if you happen to have some extra, it’s also possible to freeze it for up to one month. Simply wrap each ramekin tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil before placing them in the freezer. When ready to eat, let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating following the same instructions as above.

By making this coffee caramel flan ahead of time, storing it properly, and reheating it just right, you can enjoy this delectable treat anytime you want – morning or night!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Coffee Caramel Flan: a dessert that keeps on giving with every bite.
Coffee Caramel Flan: a dessert that keeps on giving with every bite.

Achieving perfect results when baking can be tricky. As a barista with a love for baking, I understand how important it is to get great results every time. Here are some tips for getting the perfect coffee caramel flan:

1. Melt sugar slowly

To make your caramel, it’s important to melt the sugar slowly over medium heat. This will ensure that the sugar melts evenly and doesn’t burn.

2. Use room temperature ingredients

When making the custard, be sure to use room temperature ingredients. If your eggs and milk are too cold, they won’t mix properly and you’ll end up with lumps in your custard.

3. Preheat oven

Be sure to preheat your oven before baking the flan. This will ensure that your flan cooks evenly and doesn’t burn on the bottom.

4. Test doneness of flan

To test if the flan is done, give it a jiggle! The center of the flan should still be slightly jiggly, but not soupy.

5. Let cool before refrigerating

After baking, let the flan cool to room temperature before refrigerating it. This will prevent condensation from forming on top of your flan.

By following these tips, you’ll have perfectly baked coffee caramel flan every time. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and serving options to find what works best for you!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Coffee Caramel Flan recipe is an absolute must-try for coffee and dessert lovers alike. It offers a perfect blend of creamy, caramel and coffee flavors, making it an indulgent treat. Moreover, it is easy to make, and the ingredients are readily available.

With the recipe’s checklist, tips for perfect results, substitutions and variations, serving and pairing suggestions, make-ahead instructions as well as FAQs, everything you need to know has been covered. You can now confidently try your hand at this delicious recipe.

Whatever substitutions or variations you choose to make to this recipe, always remember to add your unique twist to it. After all, your creation should represent your personality!

So why wait any longer? Gather your ingredients, put on your apron and get started on making this heavenly Coffee Caramel Flan. We hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Coffee Caramel Flan

Coffee Caramel Flan Recipe

The Mediterranean Slow Cooker
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 343.2 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water


  • Place a rack in a large slow cooker. Or make a rack using rings of wadded tin foil.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and the water. Cook over medium heat, swirling the pan occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved about 5 minutes. Simmer the mixture without stirring until it begins to turn brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. Gently swirl the pan until the syrup is evenly caramelized.
  • Protect your hand with an oven mitt. Pour the hot syrup into a 6-cup soufflé dish, turning the dish to coat the bottom evenly. Let cool until the caramel is just set.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the evaporated and sweetened condensed milks. Beat in the eggs, yolks, and coffee until blended. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Place the dish on the rack in a large slow cooker. Pour hot water to a depth of 1 inch of around the soufflé dish. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Protecting your hands with oven mitts, carefully remove the dish from the slow cooker. Let cool slightly, then cover and refrigerate until chilled, several hours or overnight.
  • To serve, run a knife around the inside of the dish. Invert a serving plate on top of the dish and quickly invert the two. Carefully remove the dish allowing the caramel to drizzle over the cream. Cut into wedges to serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 144gCalories: 343.2kcalCarbohydrates: 56.5gProtein: 9gFat: 9.7gSaturated Fat: 5.4gCholesterol: 117.2mgSodium: 128.3mgSugar: 52g
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