This is one of the easiest flan recipes ever. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, pulse until smooth, pour the custard into ramekins, steam in a water bath in the oven, and chill. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting the two hours for the flan to chill so you can enjoy it.
For the caramel, heat 1/4 cup of sugar with in a small pan on medium heat until the sugar starts to become amber in color then remove from the heat.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
For the custard, put all custard ingredients (besides the toasted coconut flakes) into a blender and give a whirl for 30 seconds.
Pour the caramel into your custard cups or flan dish then pour the custard mixture after.
Put the custard cups in a large oven pan that you can create a water bath. Pour boiling water carefully inside the oven pan around the custard cups. Careful not to get water into the custard cups. Let the flan steam in the oven for 55 to 60 minutes.
Allow the custard to chill for 2 hours.
Take a knife and slide it around the edge of the custard cup to loosen the custard from the cup. Turn the custard cup over onto a plate and garnish with coconut flakes.