1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk Serves 6. 2 cups sugar Serves 8.
This Summer, I won't be doing the tango off the coast of a tropical island, or setting sail in the Caribbean Sea. Instead, I'm enjoying the relaxing and budget-friendly staycation. But while kicking back at home, I'll be sure to incorporate tropical, Latin-tinged flavors, for a taste of the getaway I'll have someday. Case in point: a smooth, light coconut flan. In a pinch, I'll use condensed milk, or for a special weekend treat, I'll reduce the milk myself and add the solid white cream that tops coconut milk for an extra-sumptuous texture. Make either version of this exotic yet comforting dessert when you read more.
1 1/3 cups whole milk
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut cream (from one 13-ounce can coconut milk)
2 1/4 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut flakes, toasted (optional)
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups sugar