Add a Tropical Twist to Your Leche Flan with This Creamy Lime-Coconut Flan Recipe

May 1, 2020

Probably everyone’s dessert of choice at a fiesta is the famous leche flan. Why not turn things up a notch by adding ingredients that would make the flavors just a little more festive?


Desiccated coconut to give a nutty texture, lime to add the just-right tartness to balance the taste, and NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream to help make this dessert creamier and more delightful. Ah, it’s a serious fiesta for the senses!


Creamy Lime-Coconut Flan

Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 10 small flans


  • 10 yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 packs NESTLÉ® ALL PURPOSE CREAM 250ml
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3-1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • zest of 4 limes (for best results, we recommend using a Microplane zester)
  • toasted coconut, topping
  • 1 cup white sugar, caramelised for bottom of llanera (flan tray)


  1. Whisk together yolks and whole eggs. Add condensed milk and sugar. Mix until well combined.
  2. Add NESTLÉ ALL PURPOSE CREAM, water and lime juice. Fold in desiccated coconut. Fold in lime zest.
  3. Caramelize sugar in pan until golden brown.
  4. Distribute into 10 individual llaneras. Add flan mixture, cover with foil and steam for 25-30 minutes on low heat.
  5. Alternatively, you can bake it in a bain marie in 300 degrees F oven for 25-40 minutes.
    Set aside to cool. Refrigerate to firm.
Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez

Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.

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4 responses to “Add a Tropical Twist to Your Leche Flan with This Creamy Lime-Coconut Flan Recipe”

  1. Jamie says:

    big or small can of condensed? thanks 🙂

  2. Another variation is to add coffee powder (not with the lime, of course… but maybe..?)

  3. kris says:

    leche flan with cream? How is the consistency? My mom only uses egg yolk and that’s what dreams are made of XD. Please i need the taste/food review of this? TYSM!

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