Mapapa-“leche” ka sa sarap!
Who doesn’t love leche flan? The rich, silky, custardy treat is traditionally made with egg yolks, sugar, milk, and some sort of citrus flavor. It’s a staple at most fiestas and a favorite among #TitasofManila!
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In this article, we list down a combination of classic and unique leche flan desserts. Keep reading to discover where in the Metro you can try more of the sinfully sweet treat.
Offering up savory snacks to munch on as well as sweet treats to balance them out, have a sweeter life, or at least end your day on a sweet note thanks to Sweet Life by Ange’s desserts! Their Tres Leches Leche Flan Cake is a perfect combination of moist tres leches cake, creamy leche flan, and chantilly cream. It also comes in an ube version!
Cheesecakes are no doubt one of the best desserts ever made. Imagine adding leche flan on top, now that’s genius! At Nikita’s Pastries, they’re known for their LeCheesecakes, creamy cheesecake cups topped with velvety smooth leche flan.
A bakery that offers cookies, cupcakes, mini cakes, Bellefleur by Beatrix offers treats that can either have familiar flavors or out-of-the-box ones for the more adventurous of sweet tooths! Try their award-winning frozen Mango Tres Leches, made with layers of leche flan, vanilla chiffon and lady fingers soaked in tres leches sauce, topped with mango cream and fresh mangoes.
Bear Bites PH offers homemade leche flan in cans. The recipe for this golden caramel goodness started in Kathryn Bernardo’s family’s humble kitchen in Nueva Ecija.
Looking for a unique graham dessert? Shakin N Bakin’ serves Graham De Leche, multiple layers of graham and cream, topped with their special leche flan. It also comes in a 6-inch cake or a barkada size (good for 6 persons)!
Custaroonery is a quaint dessert stall that serves specialty custaroons in four flavors – original, coffee, green tea, and chocolate. This iconic treat is a deliciously unique combination of chewy macaroon and melt-in-your-mouth flan. We assure you that you’ll be eating more than a piece in one sitting.
At Sucré, they believe in the importance of celebrating the little things in life. Celebrate with their Double Ube Leche Flan Layered Cake, 5-Layer Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Mascarpone or Carrot Crunch! They also offer unique cookie flavors like The GC (golden cookie), Tres Pedazo (triple chunk) and Yema Kasoy.
Puto Pao King offers Filipino favorites with a twist. From savory dishes to sweet goodies, you’ll definitely find something that you and your loved ones will enjoy. Must-tries are their Baked Leche Flan Tarts, Assorted Kakanin Cans, Puto Paos, and Pancit Palabok with Adobong Pusit.
Mamita’s serves family favorites through the generations. Their menu consists of tender pork humba, soft chewy cookies, special atchara, and thick, creamy jumbo leche flan.
Fog City Creamery offers decadent ice cream using quality ingredients sourced locally and all over the world. No artificial colors or flavoring. They also offer refined sugar-free and vegan (dairy-free) flavors. Their signature flavors are Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Leche Flan, Black Sesame, and Cookie Dough Vanilla.
Mama Malu’s Leche Flan is a family recipe that has been passed down from generations. A spoonful of this smooth caramel treat will surely bring nostalgic memories. Aside from their leche flan, they also have other goodies like brazo de mercedes and custaroons.
Kakanin Kusina’s goal is to recreate our best merienda memories – one kakanin at a time. Their menu consists of puto, sapin-sapin, puto bumbong, a kakanin sampler and suman with ube and leche flan filling. If you’re on a sugar-free, dairy-free diet or you’re gluten-intolerant, don’t worry! Their products are gluten-free, made from pure galapong (no flour). They can also customize your kakanin by using stevia or making it dairy-free for you.
Vegans, rejoice! You don’t have to miss out on snacking on this custardy treat. Chef Jeng of Greenery Kitchen has created a 100% vegan leche flan alternative among her other delicious dessert creations. It’s dairy-free yet still as rich, creamy, and indulgent as regular leche flan.
If you’ve been dying to try the famous and highly sought-after Leche Flan Donuts from Kora Bakery in New York, Justyn Cafe’s 24K Leche Flan Doughnuts are your best bet. Each donut is also topped with 24K gold flakes—giving it a more luxurious and extravagant feel.
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