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Coffee Flan with Tequila Whipped Cream

Coffee Flan with Tequila Whipped Cream

Flan de Café con Crema Batida al Tequila

Recipe Yield

10 servings

Cooking time

58 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.67 from 6 votes


For the flan:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican instant coffee dissolved in 2 tablespoons boiling water

For the whipped cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons white or silver tequila

To Prepare

To prepare the flan:

  • In a heavy medium saucepan, cook the sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until melted and golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Quickly pour the caramelized sugar syrup into individual molds. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place all three milks, the eggs, vanilla and coffee in a blender. Mix until completely blended and smooth. Pour into the caramel-lined molds or ramekins. Set the molds into a larger baking dish or pan. Carefully pour boiling water (it is very important that the water already be very hot) into the larger holding pan up to at least half the height of the molds. Place on the middle rack of the oven.
  • Bake, uncovered, about 40 minutes, or until the center comes out moist but clean. Remove the individual molds from the water bath and let them cool completely. Refrigerate the molds, covered with plastic.
  • To serve, run a thin knife around the edge of the pan between the custard and the pan. Invert the flans onto plates to unmold them. Carefully lift up the molds to allow the syrup to run over the flan.

To prepare the whipped cream:

  • Whip the cold cream in the bowl of an electric mixer. When it starts to hold peaks, add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and tequila. Continue to whip until it forms stiff peaks. Serve flan with a generous dollop of whipped cream; serve cold.


35comments inCoffee Flan with Tequila Whipped Cream

  1. Magdalena

    Jul 28

    Hola Pati, me encantan tus recetas, anteriormente mi flan preferido era el de camote, ahora tengo dos preferidos!!
    Para substituir el café por el Kalua cual sería la cantidad de Kalua?

    Saludos y bendiciones 🙏🏻

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 20

      Usa 3 cucharadas soperas de Kahlua en lugar del cafe Magdalena, que buena idea!

  2. Toni McCormick

    Jul 24

    Do you think coconut or Goat condensed milk or will work just as well?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 04

      Never tried any but I don’t see why not Toni 😉

  3. Martha

    Jul 24

    I make flan a lot but this is interesting coffee and tequila twist , I need to try this.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Hope you will give this version a chance Martha!

  4. Michael

    Sep 06

    I am looking for a kalua flan recipe

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 03

      You could perfectly substitute the coffee for Khalua in this recipe Michael 🙂

  5. Tori

    Aug 27

    This sounds amazing! I’m wondering if one could use espresso powder instead of the coffee?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 18

      I don’t see why not Tori, let me know how it comes out 🙂

  6. Pamela

    Feb 26

    Do you think this would work well in small mason jars?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 26

      I don’t see why not Pamela!

  7. Johanna Stinson

    May 01

    What makes it Mexican coffee?

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 24

      Oh you can use any instant coffee you have on hand, Johanna.

  8. Cathy Gastelum

    Nov 28

    Do you have a recipe kid friendly without coffee and tequila ?

  9. Cathy Gastelum

    Nov 28

    Can I used store bought whip cream and add tequila? Thanks we love your shows!!

    1. Pati

      Nov 29

      Go for it, Cathy!

  10. Maureen

    May 28

    Hi Pati. Love your shows.
    Can I use this recipe to make a single flan using a 9 ” baking dish?

    1. Pati

      May 29


      1. Maureen

        May 29

        Thank you

      2. Johanna Stinson

        May 01

        Would that change the heat or length of cooking?

        1. Pati Jinich

          May 23

          It won’t change the heat..and you may need to adjust the time a bit based on your oven, but keep an eye on the center to know when it is done.


    Dec 23

    Thank you for the recipe. It was delicious and easy to make. I also prepared your meat balls. Mil Gracias.

    1. Pati

      Dec 26

      I’m so happy you loved the recipes!


    Dec 23

    Easy to make and it was fantastic. I even tried putting tamarind and almond extract. Thanks for the recipe. I love cooking your recipes during the Holidays instead of the predictable turkey, and stuffing. Mil Gracias. Jose

    1. Pati

      Dec 26

      Thank YOU Jose!

  13. Christie S

    Dec 05

    Hola, Pati! Love your show. I want to make this flan for Christmas Eve. What size molds do you use? Thanks!

    1. Pati

      Dec 06

      I use individual molds that are anywhere from 6 to 8 oz.

  14. Nancy g

    Oct 06

    can you leave out the tequila?

    1. Pati

      Oct 12


  15. Nancy g

    Oct 06

    me encanta tu show! me das inspiración. mi pregunta es si se puede eliminar el tequila si uno gusta? o afecta a la receta?

    1. Pati

      Oct 12

      Si claro!

  16. Manny Rodriguez

    Jul 24

    Muchas gracias Pati. I love your your food and our culture. I’ve been cooking for a long time but so much lately. Tengo uno’s health issues, the heart and others. My wife and I love watching you enjoy make food with a smile. Your friends. The Rodriguez Family

    1. Pati

      Jul 26

      Thank you so much Manny. I hope you feel better soon, and I’m sending you my best.

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