Mexican Coffee-Infused Flan


Indulge in the rich and creamy texture of our Mexican Coffee-Infused Flan. This classic dessert is given a twist with the deep, aromatic flavors of coffee, marrying the silky smoothness of traditional flan with a hint of robust Mexican coffee. It's a perfect treat for coffee lovers and dessert aficionados alike, ideal for ending a meal on a sweet note or as a sophisticated addition to your coffee break.

Mexican Coffee-Infused Flan

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Chill time: 4 hours
  • Total time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: 1 slice

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Fiber: 0g


  • Granulated sugar for caramel: 150g (5.3 oz)
  • Whole milk: 480ml (16 fl oz)
  • Heavy cream: 240ml (8 fl oz)
  • Eggs: 3 large
  • Egg yolks: 2
  • Granulated sugar for custard: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Mexican coffee, strongly brewed: 120ml (4 fl oz)
  • Vanilla extract: 5ml (0.17 fl oz)
  • Salt: a pinch

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Caramel: In a saucepan, melt 150g sugar over medium heat until golden and pour into a round flan mold, tilting to coat the bottom.
  2. Brew Coffee: Brew strong Mexican coffee and set aside to cool.
  3. Make Custard: In a bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and 100g sugar. Stir in milk, cream, cooled coffee, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Assemble: Pour the custard mixture over the caramel in the mold.
  5. Bake in Bain-Marie: Place the mold in a larger baking dish. Fill the baking dish with boiling water halfway up the mold. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 1 hour.
  6. Chill: Remove, cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  7. Serve: To serve, run a knife around the edges of the flan and invert onto a serving plate.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the caramel is golden brown, not too dark, to avoid bitterness.
  • Strain the custard mixture to ensure a smooth texture.
  • Allow the flan to cool gradually to prevent cracks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use instant coffee?

Yes, but freshly brewed coffee gives the best flavor.

How do I prevent the caramel from hardening?

Pour the caramel into the mold while it's still hot.

Can I make this flan a day ahead?

Yes, it's even better when made a day in advance.

Is it necessary to use a water bath?

Yes, to ensure even and gentle cooking.