Tres Leches Mexican Flan

Tres Leches means “Three milks”. We make this flan from three milks, namely condensed milk, evaporated milk and regular milk. This flan is super perfect in every way from taste to texture. It’s better than the  Spanish flan and the other kind of flans I’ve made in our kitchen. From now on it’s going to be my top  go-to dessert recipe.




  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • The zest of 1/2 orange
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz / 354 ml)
  • 1 can condensed milk (14 oz / 397 grams)
  • 500 ml (a little more than 2 cups) of regular milk
  • Caramel Ingredients: 1 cup of granulated white sugar
  • Boiling water for baking the flan


Put all the ingredients for flan in a blender and blend 


Remove the foam from the top of the blended flan ingredients


After this put sugar in a non stick pan to make caramel.

Initially the sugar will harden.Do not worry,eventually it will all melt


Caramel is now readyphoto0544Immediately pour caramel into a bowl.

Otherwise it will continue to cook and will burn.


  • First Pour caramel into the baking pan(Put in hot caramel otherwise it will harden as soon as it begins to cool)
  • On top of this pour the flan
  • Put this baking pan in a larger baking pan
  • Put this in the preheated oven.
  • AFTER putting the baking pan in oven, pour the boiling water in the larger pan till it goes half way up the smaller pan.
  • Bake the flan for an hour or so. The flan will still be jiggly(Slide in a knife to see if it comes out clean)
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours,before un-molding.

recipe adapted from cookingwithalia.comxxx


30 thoughts on “Tres Leches Mexican Flan

  1. This looks soooo good, masha’ Allah! If I could just figure out how to make evaporated and sweetened condensed milk from fresh waterbuffalo milk, your directions would surely work! We don’t have all that fancy canned milk here in the countryside of egypt, but I can definitely think of something good to do with caramel and laban gamoosi (waterbuffalo milk) – add it to my coffee, insha’ Allah! Thanks for the excellent instructions!


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  3. Mmmmmm… so delicious! Miss Spicy, get ready to be abducted! You are coming over to make me this lovely Mexican Flan! 😆
    Great photo’s as usual. Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 *big hugs*


  4. Pssst! Don’t tell anyone but as much as I love margaritas and the food, my real reason for going to a Mexican restaurant is for the Tres Leches Flan. It is soo good! I’ve never really thought of making it for myself. Thanks to you, I just might. 🙂


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