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All Recipes, Desserts / December 16, 2022

3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan (Egg Custard) | Easy NO BAKE Recipe

This 3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan has to be one of the best desserts we´ve ever done here on Spain on a Fork. We´re talking beautiful silky flan, that´s filled with flavors and all done using 3 simple everyday ingredients.

3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan
The beauty of this flan recipe, is that it´s made on the stove top. Absolutely no oven involved. Yet the flans have the same flavor and texture as the classic recipe. Which is made using the oven.

3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan
To make this recipe I used low-fat milk. But you can use full fat, non fat or even plant based. As for the eggs, I used cage-free organic. In a recipe this simple, the higher the quality of the ingredients, the better the overall flavor.

3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Important for the water to be at a simmer and not a boil while the flans are cooking. Otherwise they can easily overcook and will lose their silky texture. The flans will hold for up to 3 days in the fridge.

3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make this 3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan

3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan
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3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan (Egg Custard) | NO BAKE Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Calories 319 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200 grams
  • 1 3/4 cups milk 415 ml


  1. Fill a stock pot with water, enough to cover the flan molds by half, heat with a medium-high heat

  2. Meanwhile, add 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar into a fry pan, along with 1/4 cup (60 ml) water, heat with a medium heat, after 10 to 15 minutes and you end up with an amber colored caramel sauce, remove from the heat, evenly distribute the sauce into 4 individual flan molds

  3. Crack 4 eggs into a large bowl and whisk together, then slowly add in 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar while whisking, once all the sugar has been added, slowly add in 1 3/4 cups milk, once again whisking continuously, then pour the mixture through a fine sieve and into a pitcher, evenly distribute the mixture into the flan molds, cover each one tightly with foil paper

  4. Once the water comes to a boil in the stock pot, lower it to a LOW heat, add the covered flan molds, all in a single layer, place a lid on the stock pot and cook for 30 to 40 minutes

  5. Once the flans are cooked through (you can always pierce one with a toothpick, if it comes out cleanly they´re ready to go) remove them from the stock pot, take off the foil paper and let them cool, then cover each one with saran wrap and add into the fridge for at least 2 hours

  6. To serve the flans, run a knife through the outer edge of the flan mold, then place a plate over the mold and flip, shake the mold and remove, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Individual Flan molds I used to make this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
3 INGREDIENT Spanish Flan (Egg Custard) | NO BAKE Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 411IU8%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Helen

    5 stars
    Why haven’t I made this before, absolutely delicious, like you I’m not a dessert person, however if flan is on the menu it’s mine. My only query is, the flan turned out of the dishes I used easily but there was a lot of the caramel which had solidified in the bottom, what did I do wrong?

    10 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      You just add the rameking over some hot water and it will help release the caramel 🙂 Much love!

      12 . Mar . 2023
  2. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use almond milk i never had spanish flan before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    16 . Dec . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      17 . Dec . 2022

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