Flan is the perfect “prepare ahead” dessert. This can be made a few days ahead of time and served the day of the party by simply dipping the molds into hot water to loosen the caramel bottom.



  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
  • 2½ cup (600 ml) milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, or egg substitute
  • 3 large pasteurized egg yolks


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and spray an oven proof baking mold with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine a ½ cup (100 g) of sugar and water in a medium sauté pan. Place over medium high heat.
  3. Cook for 6-10 minutes, frequently brushing the sides of the pan with a wet paper towel to prevent sugar build up.
  4. Cook until sugar mixture is amber brown in color and remove from heat. Be very careful as mixture will be extremely hot. Pour sugar mixture into 6 prepared molds.
  5. Place milk into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  6. Select the hot soup program and start the machine and let program complete or select Variable 1 and increase to the highest speed for 5 minutes and 45 seconds.
  7. Once the program has completed or 5 minutes and 45 seconds has past, reduce speed to Variable 5 and carefully remove the lid plug.
  8. Add a ½ cup (110 g) sugar, vanilla, eggs, and egg yolks through the lid plug opening.Secure lid plug and blend for 15 seconds.
  9. Pour milk mixture over sugar mixture in the prepared molds and skim the foam from the top of the mixture.
  10. Place mold in shallow water bath and place bath in the preheated oven.
  11. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until custard is set. Remove from oven and place into the refrigerator. Cool completely before flipping flan onto serving platter.