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Instant Pot Flan Recipe: Silky Smooth Perfection

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This flan recipe is my go-to for a quick, creamy dessert. I love how the caramel melts into the custard, creating a sweet symphony in every bite. It's a real crowd-pleaser!

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Having a sweet tooth can lead you on some spectacular culinary adventures! One such journey led me to this heavenly instant pot flan recipe. This creamy, caramel delight doesn't just satiate your cravings, it wraps you in a warm, velvety hug of deliciousness. But don't just take my word for it - don your apron, grab that whisk, and let's embark on this flavorful escapade together!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Flan

  • Sugar: Adds sweetness and caramelizes to create a rich, golden syrup that enhances the flavor and texture of the flan.
  • Eggs: Provide structure and richness to the flan, helping it set properly and giving a creamy texture.
  • Sweetened condensed milk: Adds sweetness and creaminess to the flan, giving it a rich and luscious texture.
  • Evaporated milk: Adds richness and creaminess to the flan, contributing to its smooth and velvety consistency.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the flavor of the flan with its aromatic and warm notes, adding depth to the overall taste.

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Essential Tools for Making Flan in the Instant Pot

  • Saucepan: To caramelize the sugar for the flan.
  • Blender: To mix the ingredients for the flan custard smoothly.
  • Flan mold: To cook and shape the flan in the Instant Pot.
  • Aluminum foil: To cover the flan mold during cooking in the Instant Pot.
  • Instant Pot: To pressure cook the flan to perfection.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Caramelize the sugar in a saucepan until golden brown, then pour into the bottom of the flan mold.
  2. In a blender, combine eggs, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture over the caramel in the flan mold.
  4. Cover the mold with aluminum foil.
  5. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot, place the trivet inside, and put the flan mold on top.
  6. Close the Instant Pot, set to high pressure for 25 minutes, then do a quick release.
  7. Carefully remove the flan mold, let it cool, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  8. To serve, run a knife around the edges of the flan, place a plate on top, and flip to release the flan with the caramel on top.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 320 kcal | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Protein: 9 g | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 125 mg | Sodium: 180 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 48 g | Calcium: 300 mg | Potassium: 350 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 250 µg | Vitamin C: 2 mg

Can You Make Instant Pot Flan Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • After cooling, cover the flan mold with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • When ready to serve, follow step 8 of the recipe.

Freezing Instructions

  • Once the flan has cooled completely, cover the mold tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Place in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
  • Freeze for up to 1 month.
  • To thaw, transfer to the refrigerator overnight.
  • Follow step 8 of the recipe to serve.

When making flan, try using a water bath in the oven instead of an instant pot for a more traditional cooking method. This can result in a creamier texture and smoother consistency.

Common Questions About Making Flan in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of milk for this flan recipe?
Yes, you can substitute the evaporated milk with whole milk or coconut milk for a different flavor.
How long does it take to cook the flan in the instant pot?
The flan cooks under high pressure for 25 minutes in the instant pot.
Can I make the caramel directly in the flan mold?
It's best to caramelize the sugar in a saucepan and then pour it into the flan mold before adding the custard mixture.
Do I need to refrigerate the flan before serving?
Yes, it's recommended to refrigerate the flan for at least 4 hours to allow it to set properly.
Can I double this recipe in the instant pot?
It's not recommended to double the recipe in the instant pot as it may affect the cooking time and texture of the flan.

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