Mango Flan (Flan de Mango)

by Erica Dinho on April 16, 2010

Mango Flan or Flan de Mango

If you’re a regular reader it’s likely that you know how much I love flans! As
I ‘ve mentioned before, flan is a popular dessert in Colombia and we have many variations of this delicious dessert.

I already have the following flans in my recipe list: traditional , coconut, coffee, pineapple, pear, guava and cheese, and chocolate flan. Today I am adding Mango Flan to this list.

My sister Catalina came to visit from Colombia about 3 weeks ago, so I have been really busy, but happy! Having my sister in my house means a lot to me and having her trying all of my dishes is wonderful.

She loves food as much as I do and we have so many memories associated with our family recipes and so much to share that we don’t stop talking for one second. Last week I asked her what kind of dessert she would like and she requested a flan. So I wanted to make one that I didn’t have yet on my blog and we decided that Mango Flan would be perfect and let me tell you, it was absolutely delicious!

Buen provecho!



(6 servings)


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Flan

  • 3 ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 can(14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh mango for garnish


  1. To prepare the caramel, put 1 cup of sugar in a small pot with ¼ cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir once and reduce the heat to medium and cook about 5 minutes or until the syrup turns a caramel color.
  2. Immediately pour an equal amount of the caramel into each ramekin or any oven proof mold you want to use. Swirl each dish to coat the base with the caramel, work fast as the caramel will harden quickly as it cools. Place all the ramekins in a large roasting pan and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  4. In a blender mix the mango chunks, heavy cream, eggs and egg yolks for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Add the condensed milk, sugar and vanilla extract and mix for 1 more minute.
  5. Carefully pour an equal amount of the flan mixture into the caramelized ramekins in the roasting pan. Then add hot water to the roasting pan, not to the ramekins, until the water comes half way up the sides of the ramekins.
  6. Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center of the flan comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the roasting pan and cool for at least 30 minutes. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  8. To serve, carefully run a knife around the edge of the ramekin, cover with a serving plate, flip it over and gently remove the ramekin allowing the caramel run over the sides. Add some sliced fresh mango on top and serve.
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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carla April 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Oh how I love flan! I have to admit that I haven’t made it in many years. I must start now. I think I’ll just go through your list of flavors this summer. Thanks.


2 tasteofbeirut April 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Yum! That mango flan is perfect now that warm days are with us and the supermarkets are overflowing with mangoes!


3 norma April 16, 2010 at 9:21 AM

I love it. I made one while in Pueto Rico with Joan and friends. She put it on her blog. It gets away from the traditional flan. I will try your recipe next. Have a great weekend.


4 Tangled Noodle April 16, 2010 at 9:23 AM

Hope you’ve been having a wonderful time with your sister! I miss mine – they’re in California, not as far as Colombia, but we still don’t see each other nearly as often as we’d like.

Mango is one of my absolute favorite fruits and I love how it is fully incorporated into the flan instead of just adding chunks of it to the custard. It looks so creamy and bright!


5 louise April 16, 2010 at 9:35 AM

I am looking for a guest blogger and your recipes are delicious! if you are interested just let me know!


6 Lisa April 16, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Wow…this sounds and looks delicious! I have never made flan, but maybe I’ll give it a try :-)


7 Erica April 16, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Louise-I am going to check your blog! Thank you!


8 Maria April 16, 2010 at 10:40 AM

I can never sya no to flan!! I adore it … and this sounds amazing. Quite refreshing with the fruity flavor of mango.


9 5 Star Foodie April 16, 2010 at 10:42 AM

A mango flan sounds absolutely heavenly!!!


10 yasmeen April 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I love flans too,the mango flan is a fabulous dessert :D


11 ruth April 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Love this. Love the combination of flavours. As a huge mango flan and not too much of a sweet fan this flan woul be perfect for me!! Well done, you!!


12 Anna April 16, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Oh Erica, I hope you are soon putting a book together because you have all the time yummy things here for us. I would totally buy it. This flan looks precious.


13 Erica April 16, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Anna- Maybe you can take the pictures ;-)


14 Lyndsey April 16, 2010 at 5:06 PM

What a great flan recipe, it looks wonderful! I love mangoes and it looks perfect in this flan. That’s nice you can share these memories and cooking with your sister. How long is she staying?


15 Erica April 16, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Lyndsey- She is going back to Colombia at the end of April!


16 Anonymous April 16, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Me encanta! Erica.
Tiene que estar divino, porque la fotografía lo dice todo.
Un beso.


17 Joan Nova April 16, 2010 at 7:35 PM

That’s a really nice presentation…and I’m sure it tasted sabroso.


18 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog April 16, 2010 at 7:47 PM

You love flans and as much I do!
I’ve never tried of mango delicious idea, it looks outstanding :)

Have a great weekend,



19 Erica April 16, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Thanks so much guys!


20 Kim April 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM

I’m so happy for you that your sister is visiting you! I bet you ladies are having a wonderful time. I love mangoes, Erica. This looks fab!


21 rebecca subbiah April 16, 2010 at 11:51 PM

oh wow great combo love mango have a great weekend Erica Love Rebecca


22 grace April 17, 2010 at 6:15 AM

can you believe i’ve never eaten fresh mango? it makes me sad to contemplate that. i think this version of flan must be one of the most lovely i’ve ever seen!


23 Chris April 17, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Alexis is a creme brulee addict so I know she’d love flan. I should surprise here with this!


24 Ivy April 18, 2010 at 1:08 AM

I am sure I would love this dessert but I’ve never made flan before. The only thing that’s keeping me back from making it is that there are too many eggs in it and since I watch my cholesterol I avoid these creams.


25 Baking is my Zen April 18, 2010 at 1:47 AM

Very interesting!


26 PIERRE April 18, 2010 at 1:52 AM

hi Erica
You photo is an invitation to bite in your flan !! have a good day !! Pierre de Paris


27 Barbara April 18, 2010 at 8:30 AM

I’m with you on the flans, Erica! Love them. I’ve never made a mango one though. This looks divine.
Wonderful that you had such fun with your sister!


28 Erica April 18, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Thanks so much guys for visiting my site :)


29 Faith April 18, 2010 at 3:24 PM

All your different flans sound delicious! My hubby loves mango so I’ll have to make this one for him. :)


30 Hummingbird Appetite April 19, 2010 at 2:14 AM

That looks so good! Mango is one of my favorite fruits. I love gnawing on the seed pod after I’ve cut slices of mango.


31 Soma April 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM

I have made a mango flan last year and I know how enchanting it is:-)


32 Oysterculture April 19, 2010 at 11:34 PM

This looks like the perfect dessert not too sweet but with the heavenly taste of mangos – I must make this for my Dad whenever I can get my parents to visit – he will literally swoon!


33 Muneeba April 20, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Erica, I can just imagine the taste of this right now! So divine. Love flan too … every flavor … ever since I was a kid :) The only thing that prevents me from making these myself is the use of all those egg yolks, ‘coz I’m always at a loss abt how to use the whites (other than the usual meringue :p).


34 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen April 20, 2010 at 2:53 PM

I love flan too!!! This mango one looks particularly great!


35 Erica April 20, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Thanks so much for the comments!


36 zara April 27, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Now, with the summer a few months away this would make a great dessert :)


37 Francine May 5, 2010 at 1:36 AM

Aloha, What is the cup equivalent for the 3 mangoes? I am making this for a larger party and also need to know many many this recipe will serve? thanks. . .


38 Lael Hazan July 25, 2010 at 1:35 PM

I’m going to be trying this! I’m going to forward this recipe to friends who are looking for great Mango recipes!

Thank you

Lael Hazan


39 Karen March 26, 2013 at 3:49 AM

Hello Erica, I wanted to ask if I can make one large flan instead of using ramekins. How would the recipe change? Bake time? Thanks.


40 Erica March 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center of the flan comes out clean.


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