Coconut Flan #SundaySupper #JuneDairyMonth
Are you someone who thinks milk is just for breakfast? Well, sit back and enjoy this ride because not only will you get an amazing recipe for Coconut Flan, you will also learn why this is not the case.
This post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
I am very fortunate to live in Florida where we have over 100 dairy farmers who work diligently to ensure that we have top quality Florida Milk fresh from the farm to our tables. Can you guess how many cows it takes to get over 270 million gallons of fresh milk every year? How does 120,000 dairy cows sound to you? find that very impressive. You can mooooooove on over and check out their cows here.
The dedication of our Florida Dairy Farmers is unwavering. Cows do not take holidays or vacations. They are milked 365 days of the year, rain or shine. I learned so much about Florida Dairy Farmers at the Food Wine Conference.
For example, we are all concerned about antibiotics in our milk. Cows are just like us in that they sometimes get sick and need medical care. Any cow that receives medicine to aid in a speedy recovery are removed from the healthy herd and won’t rejoin it until their milk tests free of antibiotics. Milk that tests positive for antibiotics is not permitted in the food supply and is immediately discarded. That’s what I call great news. You can learn more about Florida Dairy Famers here.
The fab news just keeps coming because my Sunday Supper Movement family is celebrating June Dairy Month in a big way. We are all highlighting the many ways that Florida Milk works so well from breakfast through dessert.
I grew up with Nana’s Rice Pudding that includes a quart of whole milk so from my earliest of days, I knew how fabulous milk is in dessert. When my brother showed us how brilliant he is by marrying my sister-in-law, I learned about another dreamy way of baking with milk; Flan.
You see, Millie’s family is Cuban and flan is a traditional Cuban dessert. Coconut Flan is an itty bitty twist on the classic. It’s still creamy with a decadent caramel topping like flan but Coconut Flan has a wonderful layer of unsweetened (desiccated) coconut. You will dream of this dessert.
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- ¾ cup (158 grams) sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 2½ cups (619 grams) whole milk (you may fill the condensed milk twice to achieve this amount)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup (38 grams) sweetened coconut flakes
- Set aside a flan pan.
- Place the sugar in a small sauté pan. Cook over medium low heat until the sugar caramelizes, stirring periodically. Nothing will happen for about 7-10 minutes, then the sugar will harden into little balls until it very quickly caramelizes. Immediately pour the caramel into the flan pan. Swirl the caramel on the bottom and up ¾ of the side of the pan. Be careful, as it is very hot at this point. Set aside and cool completely.
- Whisk the eggs in a medium size bowl. Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk followed by the whole milk and vanilla.
- Stir in the coconut flakes.
- Pour into the flan pan. Cover and lock the flan pan lid into place. Tie a large piece of butcher’s twine around the flan pan as though it were a gift box (there will be an ‘x’ pattern on the top of the lid.)
- Lifting by the string, place the flan pan into a larger pan and pour warm water into the pan until the water is halfway up the flan pan. Keep the bow of the twine out of the water to avoid burning when removing.
- Bake in 350° oven for 1 hour. Using pot holders, hold the twine to lift the flan pan out of the water. Place the flan pan onto a dishtowel to dry off the bottom and then use pot holders to transfer the pan to a cooling rack.
- Cool completely on cooling rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Just before serving, lift off top and run a small spatula around the side of the flan. Place a serving plate (use one with a lip) over the top of flan, turn over and shake the flan out of the pan. Remove the pan and allow the caramel to drip over the flan. Slice and serve.
Check out more milk recipes on the Florida Dairy Farmers recipe page. While you’re thinking of it, be sure to follow Florida Dairy Farmers on social media.
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- Twitter –https://twitter.com/floridamilk/
- YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/user/FloridaDairy/
To continue the June Dairy Month celebration, Florida Dairy Farmers are holding a contest. Check out the details below:
Contest sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers
Contest runs from June 1st at 12:01am through June 30th at 11:59pm (1 winner each week & 1 grand prize winner)
Follow @floridamilk on Instagram
Share a photo on Instagram during the month of June showing us what you make with milk for June Dairy Month
Tag the photo @floridamilk and use the hashtag #JuneDairyMont
Prizes: Each contest week runs from 12:01am – 11:59pm
Week 1: June 1st-June 7th prize Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
Week 2: June 8th-June 14th prize $50 Publix Gift Card
Week 3: June 15th-June 21st prize Vintage Milk Truck Cookie Jar
Week 4: June 22nd-June 28th prize BBQ Set in Wooden Carrying Case
Grand Prize: All valid entries from June 1st – June 30th considered
-A year supply of milk ($275 value)
-A night for 4 at the Publix Apron Cooking School
-Florida Dairy Farmers gift basket
Winner(s) will be chosen at random each week and contacted via Instagram direct message. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond and claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.
Winner(s) will also be announced in the Sunday Supper Movement Newsletter in July
Must be US resident 18 years of age or older
This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram
Now it’s time to see what delicious Florida Milk recipes my fellow Sunday Supper Family made.
Sunday Supper Recipes Using Milk
Milk Recipes for Breakfast
- Crustless Spinach Quiche with Cheddar Cheese by Recipes Food & Cooking
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl by Love & Confections
- Easy Baked Grits with Sausage Gravy by Sunday Supper Movement
- Fresh Fruit-Topped Mini Pancakes by Girl Abroad
Milk Recipes for Lunch
- Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup by Life Tastes Good
- Creamy Spinach and Cauliflower Rice by Family Foodie
- Savory Caprese Oatmeal Bowl by Go Epicurista
- Vegetarian Croque Monsieur by Helpful Homemade
Milk Recipes for Dinner
- Gouda Grits with Creamy Asparagus and Crab Sauce by Soulfully Made
- Milk Poached Chicken with Pesto by Cricket’s Confections
- Potato Stack by Healing Tomato
- Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta by Authentically Candace
Milk Recipes for Dessert
- Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Flour On My Face
- Coconut Flan by Desserts Required
- Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles by Casa de Crews
- Mini Boston Cream Cakes by The Crumby Cupcake
For more recipes and info, please visit the Undeniably Dairy website, and be sure to check out the YouTube channel!
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