Here’s one of my new favorite desserts: crème coconut or coconut flan inspired by my lovely friend Ramona from Ramona’s Cuisine.
I loved my grandma’s crème caramel when I was little, but I never really liked the caramel part. What’s more, it has always seemed to be a tricky dessert to make. You have to prepare the caramel, then the custard, then you have to use special molds, and you have to put the molds into a water bath. Too many unnecessary steps for a lazy person like me. However, Ramona has come up with a great solution to all my problems creating her delicious crème coconut recipe. And if you follow my blog, you already know how much I love coconut! Be sure to check out Ramona’s blog for more delicious recipes.
I decided to make my flan even more coconutty, and I used only coconut milk. I also left out the condensed milk, because I don’t like my desserts too sweet. (That’s a crazy sentence, I know.) These changes made the recipe dairy-free, but if you want, you can still use both coconut milk and dairy milk: it’s up to you. The sweetener I used is honey. You can choose stevia, maple syrup, coconut sugar or anything that suits your taste.
And if you are worried that without the caramel, this dessert will be just boring custard, you are wrong. There’s a delicious layer of desiccated coconut which adds sweetness, texture and helps the flan keep its shape once you flip it over the plate.
You don’t have to use a special mold to make this coconut flan, but I decided to use one, and I think that it looks really cute. Everybody who tasted this yummy coconut dessert loved it.
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