This vegan flan is surprisingly quite easy to make and don’t actually require too many steps or ingredients. This was also my first time making this recipe and it turned out quite well! Although, I definitely think there is some room for improvement. The flan itself was slightly bland, so I’m thinking we could add something else into the mixture to give it more flavour and make it more scrumptious… let me work on this!
Either way, this is a healthier and lighter version of flan because we are not using cream and heavy ingredients for the custard portion.
This vegan flan recipe was part of my light vegan recipes for summer video.
Check out the video here:
Vegan Flan Recipe (Easy Vegan Dessert)
Ingredients (around 3-4):
- 1/2 cup sugar (for the caramel)
- 2 cups soy milk (you could probably try this with coconut milk… I feel like that would be amazing)
- 1 tbsp agar powder
- 1/2 cup extra-firm silken tofu
- 1.5 tbsp sugar (more might be better…. more is always better… but stick to less if you want to keep it light and lower calorie)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract (or more…)
- pinch of salt
- Place the sugar (for the caramel) in a frying/sauce pan and melt (while stirring) on medium-high heat. Once it has melted into a liquid, pour it into your bowls/ramekins. Try to spread it so that it covers the entire bottom of the bowl/ramekin – it doesn’t have to be perfect though.
- Add soy milk and agar powder into a pot, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low and continue to stir often for around 2-5 minutes until the agar powder has dissolved.
- In a blender/food processor, add soy milk mixture, silken tofu, sugar, vanilla extract and salt and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour the blended mixture into the bowls/ramekins on top of the caramel.
- Cover and place in the fridge for at least 1.5 hours.
- To remove, dip the bottom of the bowls into hot water for a few seconds and place a plate upside down on top of the bowl. Then with the plate tightly on top of the bowl, flip the plate and allow the flan to fall onto the plate nicely (watch the video above to see how I did it).