Leche Flan With Gata (Coconut Milk)

Posted on Jun 9 2017 - 7:20am by tweenselmom

This dessert has been a long-time family favorite (at least for me and my youngest daughter). I remember when I was just discovering internet and I needed work ( I just resigned from my office work then to take care of my kids), I actually made leche flan  in different flavors and sold them in ebay. Facebook is not that popular then. I made the classic vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavored leche flan. I stopped because the commute to deliver was tiresome although I earned at least a bit.

So I tried making leche flan again and I thought why not put coconut milk and coconut cream. It turned out, they were perfect! I tasted this leche flan with gata in Manam’s and so I was proud when I finally made them on my own. I also wrote some tips for you who may want to try this recipe.

Leche Flan With Gata

Yield for this recipe is 2 medium sized llanera or 6-8 small sized llanera. You can also use ceramic ramekins if you have them. Just adjust the quantity of ingredients if you want to make more batches.


For the caramel:

3/4 cup white sugar (I used Sugar Blend but ordinary white sugar will do)
2 tbsp water

Mix these 2 and heat in pan in low heat, non-stick pan. Don’t try to use brown sugar because it easily burns. Let the mixture boil till it colors into clear brown. Don’t wait till it’s dark brown because it means it’s already burnt. Pour the caramel into the llanera and spread it on the bottom.

For the custard:

7 egg yolks
1 pack 250ml condensed Milk
3/4 cup Jolly Coconut Milk
1/2 cup Jolly Coconut Cream
Steamer or oven-safe pan
aluminum foil for covering

Gently mix the egg yolks, condensed milk, coconut milk and coconut cream. Mix well but avoid splashing. This will help make the custard more solid and avoid bubbles. Use a metal sieve and pour the mixture to each llanera to 3/4. The metal sieve will help your leche flan be free of impurities.

Cover each llanera with aluminum foil if you are going to use a steamer. But I do suggest to use a water bath /oven instead if you want your leche-flan much creamier and heavier. I find my leche flan in the past more watery and softer when I use a steamer.

If you want to use an oven, use an oven-safen pan and pour tap water inside it. Fill it so that the water will be 1/2 of the height of the llanera when you put them inside the pan. You don’t want the water to overflow and go inside the llanera when it boils inside the oven. Put the llaneras inside the pan and cover the pan with aluminum foil.

Bake the leche-flan for 1 hour 350F.  After 1 hour, get the llanera, check if the flans are done by sticking a toothpick or a knife. If it gets out clean, it means the flans are already cooked. Let them cool before putting inside the ref. Use a knife to unmold to a plate. Enjoy!




12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Josephine June 13, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Lecherous flan is my favorite when it comes to dessert! But I haven’t tried adding gata on it yet.Will try the recipe. Thanks for sharing mommy lani! 🙂

  2. Josephine June 13, 2017 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Leche flan is my favorite when it comes to dessert! But I haven’t tried adding gata on it yet.Will try the recipe. Thanks for sharing mommy lani! 🙂

  3. Jayreen de Guzman June 13, 2017 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Just reading this makes me crave for leche flan. And I miss my mom. She makes delicious leche flan, too. Will share this recipe with her.

  4. Berlin | Momi Berlin June 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    My favorite dessert. I could eat one oblong lyanera in one sitting talaga. Your leche plan is new to me as I havent tried making or eating one with gata. Makes me so curious of the taste and its texture.

  5. marichu June 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Just wondering, hindi po ba sya matabang since may gata? Leche flan lover kasi ako but love ko yung creamy.

    • tweenselmom June 16, 2017 at 12:15 am - Reply

      Hi Marichu, the condensed milk is sweet, so it won’t be matabang 🙂 The gata is for the flavor and enhanced creaminess.

  6. Madz | Mommy N' More June 13, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    My mom loves making leche flan. She used to make us when we were young. The leche flan looks yummy. I wonder what it tastes like with gata.

  7. Mommy Levy June 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I’ll try this next time, lagi na lang kami gelatin e

  8. SJ Valdez June 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I will cook this! I am so excited. Matutuwa si Mommy. Sigurado ‘yan! 😍

  9. Peachy June 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Uy, I haven’t tried using gata on my leche flan. I bet it’s so creamy and more flavorful. I’ll try this next time.

  10. Yvonne Bertoldo June 17, 2017 at 3:34 am - Reply

    Ansarap 😍 Will definitely bookmark this and try it soon. Usually I cook/experiment during the holidays :p

  11. Emiliana sison June 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I love leche flan especially the creamy ones! Adding coconut milk is ready a good idea to take flans a notch higher.

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