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How to Put Your Own Twist on the Classic Leche Flan

Posted Oct 19, 2020 5 minute read
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Leche flan will always be a hit in Filipino celebrations not only because of its delicious and sweet taste paired with a smooth creamy texture but also because it never fails to evoke all the pleasant memories that you have built when there’s a gathering with family and friends.

For your next gathering, surprise your loved ones and create new memories while enjoying a serving of leche flan with your own twist. Making this classic Filipino dessert taste something new to the palette can welcome more joyous moments with your friends and family.

In this article, we’ll show how you can reimagine this traditional Filipino dessert with the help of NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream.

Use these ideas to showcase your take on the classic leche flan, but with a twist:


1. New Look and Creamier Taste

classic leche flan with a twist new look and creamier taste




There are a couple of ways you can make the classic leche flan look a bit more exciting. A heart-shaped leche flan isn’t only unique, but also lets you serve more love to celebrate romantic occasions like Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversary, or whenever you feel love struck.

You can easily find aluminum molds in different sizes and colors for your heart-shaped flans. Pour your leche flan with the cream mixture into the heart-shaped containers instead of the traditional oblong leche flan llanera before steaming them. 

Aside from a new look, you can also improve its taste and texture by turning it to a creamier delight. Add NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream for a smooth, rich, and creamier experience with this leche flan. Make this creative twist come to life with our Creamy Leche Flan recipe!


2. Add a new flavor

classic leche flan with a twist new flavor



What if you could whip up two different desserts in one tasty, harmonious treat? Check out our Ube Leche Flan recipe—everybody’s perfect idea of a complete sweet fix—which combines the rich earthy flavor of purple yam with the creamy sweetness of leche flan.

Your guests won’t be torn choosing between the two classics—leche flan and ube—since they get to have a taste of both with just one spoonful of your layered ube leche flan creation! That isn’t to mention how much time you can save in cooking two desserts in one go.


3. Transform to a puto leche flan

classic leche flan with a twist new variety puto leche flan



What do leche flan and puto have in common? They both require precise cooking or baking skills; otherwise, the finished product may not have a smooth texture to it. A puto leche flan is a perfect opportunity to master the art of blending two favorite desserts into a single culinary delight. 

With its silky, melt-in-your-mouth goodness, don’t be surprised if your guests keep coming back for more servings of this creamy and delightful dessert. If you are aiming for a Filipino twist, you can try our Puto Leche Flan recipe!


4. Try an eggless leche flan

classic leche flan with a twist eggless leche flan



It’s perfectly normal to experiment in the kitchen every now and then. Leche flan without eggs? You may think that without its main ingredient that this dessert won’t taste just the same. But with an Eggless Leche Flan recipe, you don’t have to worry about not being able to enjoy the good old taste from the classic version.

With this recipe, you’re merely altering some of its ingredients by not using eggs and substituting them with unflavored gulaman. When mixed with NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream, it will taste just like having Italian panna cotta on your menu.


5. Elevate with toppings

classic leche flan with a twist put toppings



Leche flan is already tasty on its own, but when it’s topped off with something equally good, then just how can you say no to it? For a change, the leche flan gets a topping instead of being served as a standard topping on the halo-halo or the Pinoy version of shaved ice dessert.

You can choose from a variety of toppings to sweeten things up some more, like bits of macapuno or sago. But if you want to try something for an extra layer of flavor and kick, add a zest of the lime into the leche flan and sprinkle it with some desiccated coconut on top.

Lime Cool Coconut Flan is something that your guests will be definitely talking about. Expect that they’ll ask you to share the recipe with them, too! 


Leche Flan Recipes with a Twist

Create new memories with your guests by letting them taste a creamier leche flan. No doubt, leche flan will surprise and impress everyone in your next event, and you can easily do so with NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream! By recreating the standard recipe and making a version of your own, you’ll realize that there are countless ways that this classic dessert can also fit the modern palate of Filipinos.





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