Who doesn’t love flan, right? Each and every one of us at least eat flan once in our lives. Maybe the flan was made by your mom, grandmother, or by a lady next door who sold flan on a daily basis. Regardless, I bet they all tasted good, didn’t they? And I also bet, for once you’ve tried to make flan. My first flan was a disaster. Of course back then internet and Google were not available, all I have were a piece of paper, a pencil, and a memory of those incredible flans I’ve ate. Oh how I wish I had this recipe, it would’ve made the job easier.

Be hold the easiest flan on earth with only 3 ingredients and probably you already have them in your pantry: condensed milk, warm water, and eggs. Besides, you also need sugar for caramel sauce, and who doesn’t have sugar on hand right? Lets jump to the recipe, don’t we?

easy three ingredients creamy homemade flan

Easy 3-ingredient Creamy Flan

Super easy to make with ingredients are already available in your pantry.
I use baking method instead of steaming for these flans because it’s easier to handle and their texture will always be creamy and smooth. However, if oven is not an option for you, you can always steam these. Just make sure check back and forth 2-3 times between cooking time and wipe all excess water on top of the lid to prevent them drip down to the flan’s surface. Leave the heat at medium heat (just pass simmering point while the lid is closed), don’t put the heat too high you’ll end up with steamed eggs instead.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Chilling time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 5 people


  • Baking pan
  • Ramekins


  • 10 egss ~ 1lb 4oz
  • 10 oz condensed milk
  • 25 oz warm water
  • extra hot water for baking the flans

Caramel sauce

  • 6 oz granulated sugar
  • 2 oz water


  • Prepare 10 clean ramekins. In a small sauce pan, combine sugar and water to make caramel sauce. Set the heat of stove top to medium-high heat, simmer the mixture for 5-8 minutes. Keep an eye on the sauce pan, when caramel sauce turns bright brown, turn off the heat immediately and let it continue its carry-over cooking process. DO NOT STIR the liquid. Let the mixture cook by itself. Caramel sauce should have brown-ish color. Use a spoon to carefully ladle caramel sauce into ramekins. The sauce needs to cover ramekin’s bottom completely, you can add extra sauce if desired.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 365F/185C. Prepare a shallow baking pan and 1 pot of how water.
  • Use a mixer and egg beater to beat the eggs, make sure there’s no lump in the egg liquid. Mix warm water and condensed milk together, then carefully incorporate egg mixture into milk liquid. Use a strainer to strain this egg-milk mixture multiple times to get rid of any lump or air pocket.
  • Arrange ramekins into baking pan and transfer the pan to the oven. Then pour hot water into the pan, make sure water level pass at least half the height of the ramekin. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • You can use a small toothpick and insert it into the middle of the flan to check whether it’s done cooking. If there’s nothing stick on the toothpick, then you’re good to go. Enjoy!
Keyword Creamy flan, Easy flan, Homemade flan