Chef Alma Alcocer of El Alma Restaurante in Austin, TX, created El Alma Almond Flan—a recipe developed as an alternative to her traditional flan— to accommodate a friend who requested a dairy-free version. The resulting recipe calls for almond milk with vanilla and almond extracts that provide the light, silky custard with an amaretto flavor, minus heavy cream or caramel. Desserts at El Alma are priced from $5.95 to $6.95.

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