Crème Caramel Flan

A light, silky, and creamy custard, gently set with a hint of vanilla, infused in a rich caramel sauce. This no-fuss recipe requires no steaming or baking or even the hassle of thermometers. It is easy and painless but still sets beautifully to create a luscious dessert. To watch the video recipe, click here.

(Serves 4)


Caramel Syrup

  • 100g white sugar // 1/2 cup
  • 45g water // 3 tbs
  • 5g vinegar (or lemon juice) // 1 tsp

Custard Crème

  • 600g creamy plant milk (use your favourite) // 2 1/2 cups
  • 60g sugar // 1/4 cup + 1 1/4 tsp
  • 15g cornstarch // 2 tbs
  • 3g agar // 1 tsp
  • 15g vanilla // 1 tbs


  • 4x Ramekins or heat-proof serving bowls
  • 1x Small pot and 1x Medium sized pot
  • whisk


  1. Add the caramel ingredients into a small pot and heat on low-medium flame trying to disturb it as little as you can.
  2. Keep cooking until it is evenly golden amber in colour, which can take around 8-10 minutes.
  3. Immediately take it off the burner and divide into the ramekins, taking caution as the syrup is extremely hot and can cause severe burns. Set aside.
  4. Add the custard ingredients except for the vanilla into a medium sized pot and stir well.
  5. Turn on a medium flame and cook, whisking to prevent clumping and burned bottoms.
  6. Bring to a boil, turn off the flame, add the vanilla and mix well.
  7. Pour into the ramekins and cool down and refrigerate for 4 hours (or overnight for best results).
  8. To unmould, place a plate securely over the top of the ramekin, quickly flip them both over.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Notes: Any hardened caramel can be easily cleaned by soaking with warm water and left overnight.

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I never really liked to cook before. To me, cooking was a laborious chore in exchange for the pointlessly short enjoyment of eating. That is until I became a vegan! Only then did I care to create the foods I craved, as I was motivated to do what's right by the animals, and was equally equipped with a newfound enthusiasm to play around with culinary possibilities. See all recipes by Cheer

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