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Flan has been a staple dessert in the Latino community since the beginning of time. While its origin is still up for debate, with people giving credit to Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain for its creation, there's no denying that it's loved by all. Flan is part of any major celebration from birthdays to holidays and it's often found on the menu of Latino restaurants everywhere. 

While it might be intimidating to try to make it at home and it may take a few tries before getting it totally right, it is a recipe that every Latina should try to master. There's nothing like making our loved ones smile when we prepare a dish we all grew up eating, right? And flan is definitely one of those things that brings you right back to your childhood with just one taste.

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There have been new ingredients added to the traditional recipe, with new flavor levels like passion fruit, chocolate and strawberries have been added to the mix. What more can a person with a sweet tooth ask for?

There are various ways to prepare flan, with some people using the usual oven method and others relying solely on water baths. Some have even started adjusting the recipes for those with dietary restrictions, and there's even a dairy-free flan recipe! Start practicing now and you'll be a pro by the time the holidays roll around. Scroll through to take a look at some delicious flan recipes that you need to try. 

Everyone should master how to make the traditional Spanish flan. 1

Everyone should master how to make the traditional Spanish flan.

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In Spain, it's almost considered a culinary crime to add any special flavors or ingredients to the classic creamy flan recipe the country is known for. 

Try this recipe featured in The New York Times.

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This tres leches flan will make you fall in love. 2

This tres leches flan will make you fall in love.

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This Mexican recipe is thicker and denser than the average Spanish flan. It's called tres leches because the recipe includes three different types of milk, including condensed milk, evaporated milk and regular milk. And it is tasty.

Find the full recipe at We Are Cocina.

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This coconut cake flan is perfect for any occasion. 3

This coconut cake flan is perfect for any occasion.

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Coconut is a flavor that Latinos just can't get enough of--and for good reason! This cake will get you invited back to any gathering, for sure.

Find the recipe at All Recipes.

This recipe is perfect for people who love both cheesecake AND flan. 4

This recipe is perfect for people who love both cheesecake AND flan.

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Add a little bit of cream cheese to the traditional recipe and you have a brand new dessert. You really get the best of both worlds with this treat.

Find the recipe at Home Cooking Adventure.

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If you lead a dairy-free by choice or for health reasons, there's a flan recipe for you. 5

If you lead a dairy-free by choice or for health reasons, there's a flan recipe for you.

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Just because your belly doesn't agree with dairy it doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself from the tastiness that flan provides. Try this almond flan made with almond milk, and you'll be happy you did.

Find the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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Replace the traditional vanilla flavor with fresh strawberries. 6

Replace the traditional vanilla flavor with fresh strawberries.

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Add a splash of freshness and sweetness to your flan by blending in strawberries to the mix instead of vanilla. It'll add a hint of color and tons of delicious flavor.

Find the recipe at Spain Recipes

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For those of you who are on a health kick, try this low-fat flan recipe. 7

For those of you who are on a health kick, try this low-fat flan recipe.

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There are people out there who are trying to lead a healthier lifestyle but they still have a sweet tooth. While that can be a challenge, have no fear, there is a low-fat, low-sugar recipe out there for you. 

Find this recipe at MyRecipes.

Passion fruit makes everything better. 8

Passion fruit makes everything better.

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Listen, when you add passion fruit to anything, it tastes SO much better. So imagine mixing it into the already beautiful taste of flan? It's special. 

Find the recipe at Que Rica Vida.

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Try this Brazilian caramel flan recipe. 9

Try this Brazilian caramel flan recipe.

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This Brazilian flan is made in the blender, is quick to make and only requires five ingredients! Your family and loved ones will lick the plate once they taste this.

Find the recipe at Olivia Cuisine.  

There's a flan recipe for our caffeine lovers, too. 10

There's a flan recipe for our caffeine lovers, too.

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Do you love coffee? Do you love dessert? Well you can have two in one with this coffee flan recipe. You'll get that creamy, silky texture you love with that coffee taste you can't live without. 

Try this recipe from Epicurious.

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Take things to the next level with this banana-nut crème caramel flan. 11

Take things to the next level with this banana-nut crème caramel flan.

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Bananas add a delicious amount of sweetness to any dessert. Add it to the traditional flan and you'll have yourself quite an adventure of flavors. 

Find the full recipe at My Recipes

Blueberries don't get enough love. 12

Blueberries don't get enough love.

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This blueberry flan recipe will make you a believer. Not only is the fruit packed with antioxidants but it will also add a splash of color to the flan that everyone will love. 

Find the recipe at Mamá Latina Tips.

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Add a splash of citrus for this beautiful orange flan. 13

Add a splash of citrus for this beautiful orange flan.

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It's like a morir soñando in flan form. You can use real oranges or orange juice with this recipe and it'll be a hit.

Find the recipe El Mejor Nido

Double the caramel, double the fun. 14

Double the caramel, double the fun.

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All the best flans have plenty of freshly made caramel. It's what makes the dessert so perfect. But this recipe calls for double the caramel and it is insane. 

Find the recipe at Serious Eats.

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This chocoflan is perfect for the chocolate lovers. 15

This chocoflan is perfect for the chocolate lovers.

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Cocoa powder will turn the classic flan into something completely new. It's so sweet and totally worth it.

Find the recipe at Food Network.