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Instant Pot Flan Recipe

Flan is a gorgeously sweet and smooth dessert that is enjoyed by cultures all over the world. This instant pot version is so easy to make and is as equally delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Hispanic, International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 22 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 185kcal


Microwave Caramel

  • Cup Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Water

Instant Pot Custard

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 14 Oz. Can Condensed Milk

Instant Pot

  • 2 Cups Water


Microwave Caramel

  • In a baking bowl suitable to fit the instant pot and trivet (about 4 inches will work). Add the sugar and water. Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
    Using oven mitts, carefully swirl the caramel liquid coating the bottom half of the bowl.
    Set aside and allow cooling. Meanwhile, make the custard.
    Cooked Caramel in glass bowl

How To Make The Flan Custard

  • In a large bowl, add the eggs, egg yolks, vanilla extract, and condensed milk. Whisk together until combined.
    Transfer custard batter to the caramel.
    Whisk in milk egg batter mixture
  • Cover the bowl with aluminum foil. Be sure there are no open spaces. The bowl must not allow any air to come through.
    In the instant pot, add 2 cups water. Place the sealed (covered) bowl on top of the trivet/rack. Then transfer to the Instant Pot.
    Cover with the lid, and press the steam button, using the low pressure option. To change the pressure option, keep pressing "steam" until the light is under the word "low". Turn knob to “Sealing”.
    Adjust the time to 12 minutes. It can take about 10 minutes for the instant pot to come to pressure.
    bowl in instant pot covered wit aluminum foil
  • When the timer goes off, allow instant pot to release naturally; about 10-12 minutes.
    Safely remove the trivet and bowl. No need to remove the foil. Let the cooked Flan cool on the counter for about 1 hour.
    Transfer the dessert to the refrigerator to chill for at least 6 hours or longer.
    glass bowl flipped upside down on white plate
  • To serve this delicious dessert, run a (butter) knife around the flan to loosen the Flan from the bowl. Flip the bowl over on a large plate. Slice with a pie server and enjoy.
    Flan cut out with mint on top on white plate


*** If your flan is too liquid, leave it in the fridge longer. The cooling process helps the flan to set.
***Calories are estimated per serving.


Serving: 6People | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg