Coffee Liqueur Flan and Kahlúa Latte

Coffee Liqueur Flan and Kahlúa Lattespon-post

This is a blog that straddles many different “worlds”. Something that is perfectly symbolized by a pumpkin spice latte flan.

Two bloggers belonging to multi-cultural families, trying to instill a love for traditional Dominican cuisine in our children, while at the same time trying to equally inspire their love for the cuisine of the other branches of our families. Two lovers of food, wherever they come from, with a readership that is comprised in its majority by the “Dominican diaspora”.

Have you seen the Thanksgiving table at a Dominican-American home? Pastelón de plátanos maduros shares the table with the traditional American turkey. Tostones, pastelitos and pumpkin pie. It’s a thing to behold.

Pumpkin Spice Kahlúa latte

I have a double offering for you this time.

First a flan that you will love. A flan for grownups. I absolutely love the combination of Kahlúa pumpkin spice in this flan. It gives this Hispanic classic a new dimension: there is a subtle hint of coffee and spices, and the unmistakable taste of Kahlúa. Because I used whole eggs as opposed to yolks as in the traditional flan, this flan has a lighter, fluffier and more delicate texture.

Each spoonful is a pleasure for the senses, from the marbled golden caramel color, to the aroma of coffee to the creaminess of a dessert that lingers on your tongue.

Pumpkin spice coffee liqueur flan

And sharing the table, a simple drink. Simple in its preparation but not its flavors, this warm drink is perfect for this time of the year when the temperatures start to drop (any minute now!).

I brought this flan to Ilana’s birthday party; gladly it was very well-received and my husband who is a flan aficionado heaped high praise on it. I think I will have to make another one soon.

Pumpkin spice coffee liqueur flan

Whether to drink on its own, or create your own drinks or dishes, I loved the flavors of the Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice. Besides the bottle I got from my sponsor, I bought another one with my own money, because I definitely want to have it around for future experiments. That’s how much I loved it.

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Coffee Liqueur Flan and Kahlúa Latte
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Serves: 6 - 8 portions
For the flan
  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 cups of evaporated milk
  • ¾ cup of sweet condensed milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
For the warm spiced latte
  • 4 tablespoons of coffee
  • 2 star anise
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 quart [1 lt] of water
  • ½ cup of Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
  • ½ cup of sweet condensed milk
For the flan
  1. To make the caramel mix the sugar with ½ cup of water. Boil over medium heat until it has turned a dark caramel color.
  2. Coat a 9” [22 cm] baking pan with the caramel. Cool to room temperature, the caramel should have hardened by then.
  3. Heat oven to 350 ºF (145 ºC).
  4. Mix evaporated milk, condensed milk, eggs, and Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice. Whisk until it is all mixed.
  5. Sieve to get rid of undissolved egg parts.
  6. Pour into the baking pan. Bake in a hot water bath (bain marie) for 1 hour.
  7. Cool to room temperature. Loosen edges and flip into a deep plate that can hold the liquid caramel.
  8. Chill before serving.
For the warm spiced latte
  1. Boil the star anise and cloves in a quart [1 lt] of water over medium heat until it has reduced to half the volume.
  2. Mix in the the coffee and let it steep for a minute.
  3. Sieve with a fine cloth to get rid of coffee.
  4. Mix in the Kahlúa.
  5. Add condensed milk to taste. Serve warm.


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  • Cathy May 26, 2014, 9:34 AM

    Hi it’s Cathy About the ingredient on the Kahlua Latte warm you said to add cloves. But didn’t say how much to and. in your ingredient you don’t have it listed also 3. You say sieve with fine cloth to get rid of coffee. Sorry but don’t understand this part. Thank You Cathy

    • Aunt Clara June 10, 2014, 1:34 PM

      I changed the recipe format for a number of reasons, and some have trouble printing so I have to go back and manually fix stuff. Thanks for letting me know, I fixed it.

  • sheila s. May 22, 2014, 8:31 PM

    Looove the pan…where can I get one!!!…this flan has me drooling. Going to make it this weekend….I wonder…could I .ake thia with Baileys instead?!?!?!

  • Evelyn November 26, 2013, 12:26 AM

    Will like to try.

  • Suzanne Perazzini November 9, 2013, 8:17 PM

    That Kahlua pumpkin spice sounds interesting and I can only imagine how yummy it would be in that flan.

  • Yvette @ Muy Bueno November 7, 2013, 11:41 PM

    Yum! I just wanna lick that spoon! Never mind I’ll take the entire pan. This grownup flan sounds fabulous and looks beautiful!

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook November 7, 2013, 3:02 AM

    This is such a beautiful fall dessert. I love flan – so simple yet really elegant dessert. I’ve never had pumpkin flavor in flan but I can totally imagine the flavor – how brilliant!