Coconut custard

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

22 Responses

  1. Connie says:

    Naku, maliit lang yan. Probably for 2 to 3. Double the ingredients for a bigger custard. :)

  2. Ebba Myra says:

    I too have not had any success on making leche flan, and I tried the Mexican way (without Baine Marie), ok lumabas pero hindi ako satisfied. I will try to do it this time the way you have it posted. Thanks.

  3. Hazel says:

    Hi Connie,

    You mentioned on this recipe pandan and lemon essence. Where should I put these essences? To the milk mixture or egg mixture? Should I put these two essences together in the mixture?

    Thanks so much for your yummy recipes.

    • Connie says:

      Hazel, sorry about that. Too excited to post. I edited the entry to specify where the pandan and lemon essences should go. :)

  4. Leah says:

    one question pala, what if i don’t have any of the essences? what can i use as substitutes? thanks!

    • Connie says:

      Leah, actually, those are substitutes. The best way really is to use a pinch of lemon zest. For the pandan, you can add a leaf to the coconut cream and milk when you heat them together and leave it there for a few minutes to infuse.

      • hazel says:

        I made this last Friday at medyo matagal ko siyang niluto kasi nung inangat ko siya after 25 minutes eh basa pa siya at ang texture di siya smooth katulad nung nasa picture. I was really disappointed with the appearance pero ang lasa masarap kahit medyo nagkulang sa essences. Buti na lang nag sample muna ako kasi anniv ng parents ko this coming Friday at isa ito sa iluluto ko. Can you help me with pointers kasi sobrang tagal ko talaga siyang niluto as in 45 minutes. Lahat ng lulutuin ko kasi kinuha ko dito sa site kasi nasubukan ko na rin ang ibang mga recipes dito at super yummy talaga.

      • Lori says:

        Ms. Connie, natakam naman ako sa leche flan nyo! Ang sarap tingnan, malamang masarap talaga. Di pa ako nakatikim ng leche flan na ganito sa amin – kakaiba nga since we Bicolanos love to cook with coconut milk. Try ko nga rin gawin. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  5. Kai says:

    This is my first time to encounter leche flan with gata – Pinoy na Pinoy, you’ve turned something European into something very Asian and definitely very ours. Will definitely make some soon, I can just imagine the taste. Yummmm. Healthier, too, I suppose!

    Thanks for this inspired creation, and thanks for a great entry to LP!

    • Grace A says:

      i’ve tried doing leche flan before but couldn’t find the right measurement for the caramel glaze :) tried the one you posted and it’s perfect!!!

      thanks so much for posting this recipe :D

  6. Mike says:

    Wow that seems like a great dessert to taste. Well our practicum group in DLSU is also making flavored leche flans. We chose to make flavored leche flans as our product because we believe this will capture the filipino’s taste… if you want more details you can go to our website located at :

    • enrico manalo says:

      leche flan is really delicious dessert. But i havnt tried yet using coconut milk I made leche flan many times but im using condensed and evaporated milk. I think I will try this recipe it sounds really traditional.

    • shie says:


      I just made this today. I followed the directions but for some reason it almost took an hour for the custard to harden. I did tried the 160 oven temperature but i just won’t turn firm. So, i adjusted it to a hotter temp till it reached 300 degrees and that’s the only time that it slowly hardened.
      For the caramel glaze, i don’t know what i did wrong coz it just didn’t turn out to be like the one on the picture above. It turned out watery at the bottom..probably, that’s because of the fact that it’s been sitting inside the oven for a while before it finally cooked(hardened). i dunno..
      Anyway, just like to thank Ms. Connie for all the wonderful recipes she had shared in this website.
      They’re easy and fun! pinoy na pinoy!

  7. taj says:

    looks yummy! connie, good for how many persons ang recipe na ito? have you tried leche flan using a steamer?