Vegan Flan – Cream Caramel


Vegan Flan – Cream Caramel

Creamy, sweet, and delicious vegan flan that literally melts in your mouth. This crème caramel is a no-bake dessert that requires only 15 minutes of prep time. The recipe is egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and very easy to make.
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Course Vegan
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 248kcal



  • cup (70g) sugar (see Notes)
  • 1-2 tbsp water


  • 2 cups (480ml) canned coconut milk can shaken (see Notes)
  • 3-4 tbsp (60-80g) maple syrup (see Notes)
  • 2 tbsp (16g) cornstarch (see Notes)
  • tsp agar powder (see Notes)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • tsp vanilla extract


  • For the caramel, add sugar and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Once it starts boiling, turn down the heat, let simmer until it's dark golden brown and thickens, then turn off the heat.
  • Quickly pour the caramel into 4 small ramekins and spread the caramel around the bottom with a spoon or simply by tilting the ramekins. Set aside while you make the custard.
  • For the custard, add coconut milk, maple syrup, cornstarch, agar powder, vanilla extract, and sea salt to a medium-sized saucepan and stir with a whisk.
  • Once combined, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. As soon as it starts boiling, turn the heat to low and let simmer for 2 minutes to activate the agar, then remove from heat.
  • Pour the custard into the 4 ramekins and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • To unmold the flan, gently slide a knife around the edges of each ramekin. Invert a platter on top of the ramekin and turn the ramekin and platter over (shake it carefully). Check the step-by-step photos in the blog post above.
  • Enjoy! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • Refined sugar-free version: Try coconut sugar or date sugar with a little maple syrup instead of white sugar.
  • Coconut milk: You can also use lite coconut milk or a mixture of soy cream or oat cream with the addition of soy milk or oat milk.
  • Maple syrup: Agave syrup, brown rice syrup or any other liquid sweetener can be used instead of maple syrup.
  • Cornstarch: Arrowroot flour might be an alternative to cornstarch.
  • Agar powder: Make sure to use agar powder(not flakes). If you have agar flakes, you will need to use 3 times as much (2 tsp).
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Flan
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Sugar 27g 30%
Protein 1g 2%
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