Graham de Leche with graham cracker, whipped cream, and leche flan layers is a decadent dessert that’s sure to impress. It’s a special anytime treat and perfect for holiday gift-giving, too!
A delicious mash-up of two Filipino favorites- graham float and leche flan– this decadent treat is sure to be a party hit. The cinnamony graham crackers and creamy custard cocooned in pillowy clouds of sweetened cream are like heaven on a spoon!
How to Make Graham de Leche
Making the Leche Flan
In each llanera, place three tablespoons of sugar. Set llanera over the stove on low heat and using tongs, repeatedly move over the flames until sugar is melted and golden. Continuously tilt and swirl the llanera to ensure even melting and to distribute melting liquid on the bottom of the mold. Remove from heat and allow caramel to cool and harden.
In a mixing bowl, combine egg yolks, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. Stir to combine.
Using a cheesecloth or fine-mesh sieve, strain the mixture.
Ladle the mixture into the three prepared llaneras and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Arrange in a single layer in a water bath and bake in a 375 F oven for about 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted at the center of the flan comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Turn each flan over on a plate and drain the excess caramel as the sugar syrup might seep into the cream.
Making the Whipped Cream
To achieve the maximum volume, chill the bowl and the beaters for about 1 hour in the fridge or for about 15 minutes in the freezer. Make sure the heavy cream and condensed are very cold.
In a large chilled bowl, combine heavy cream and condensed milk.
Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the mixture on medium speed until slightly thickened. Increase speed to medium-high and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
Assembling the Graham de Leche
Use any small rectangular dish that is wide and deep enough to fit the whole flan plus layers of graham crackers and whipped cream. For gifting or selling, you can use disposable food tubs or containers that have tight-fitting lids.
Arrange graham crackers in a single layer on the bottom of the container. If needed, cut the crackers in pieces to fit sides.
Spoon a few dollops of whipped cream over the graham crackers and using a spatula, spread evenly to cover.
Arrange another layer of graham crackers on top of the cream. Spoon more whipped cream on top of the crackers and using a spatula, spread to cover the crackers.