Coconut Vegan Flan Recipe

Published on April 26th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Flan is a silky, smooth, creamy, delicious dessert. Traditionally flan features a caramel topping and a custard-like base made from eggs, milk, and a sweetener. Since eggs and milk are not allowed on a vegan diet, this Coconut Vegan Flan is made with coconut milk, cream, agar-agar, arrowroot powder. We still kept it traditional by using a caramel topping, but we added a pinch of cinnamon and orange liqueur to give the coconut vegan flan a little something extra. This sweet custard-like dessert is a heavenly vegan recipe. 

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
60 mins
Serves
5 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar

     

  • 1 can Coconut Cream 

     

  • 2 cups Coconut Milk

     

  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup

     

  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 

     

  • 1 tablespoon Vegan Orange Liqueur

     

  • 4 tablespoons Arrowroot Powder 

  • 1 teaspoon Agar-Agar

  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 

  • Fresh Mint

Instructions

In a clean, dry medium saucepan, add the granulated sugar.

Place the sugar over medium-low heat for 8-9 minutes. Shake the saucepan if necessary, so the sugar melts evenly.

When the sugar melts and is free of sugar crystals, pour the caramel into five oven-safe ramekins.

Spread the caramel around the ramekins, then set them on a baking sheet and set them aside.

Add coconut cream, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, orange liqueur, turmeric, and cinnamon to a large saucepan.

Place cornstarch and agar-agar agar into a small fine-mesh strainer and sift it into the coconut mixture.

Whisk well, then place the coconut mixture onto a medium-high flame.

Whisk the coconut mixture constantly for 8-10 minutes until it thickens and coats the back of the spoon.

Divide the coconut milk mixture between the ramekins and chill it for at least 6 hours.

To serve, invert the flan onto a dessert plate and let the caramel drip onto the flan. Garnish the flan with fresh mint. 

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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon