Maja Blanca Recipe

Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made from coconut milk, cornstarch, and sugar. Often called Coconut Pudding, this luscious dessert is easy to make and the ingredients are very common.Unknown to many, the original Maja Blanca Recipe does not include corn and milk. In this recipe, I added whole sweet kernel corn and condensed milk for added taste and a more creamy texture.Since Christmas season is just around the corner, this would make a very good holiday dessert especially during potluck Christmas Parties and Noche Buena as well.

Preparing maja blanca is easy. All you need to do is follow each step indicated in this maja blanca recipe. It is important that you give the coconut milk sometime to cook; it is also recommended that you try your best to mix all the ingredients until the texture becomes as smooth at it can be. For better results, cook the corn a little longer to release its flavor.

I made this maja blanca while my wife is shopping online for bags at Nordstrom. I can’t believe that I was done with this and another dessert when she finally finished her online shopping. she was happy though, and that is all that matters.

Try this Maja Blanca Recipe and let me know what you think.

Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca Recipe


  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 15 ounces whole sweet kernel corn
  • 5 tbsp toasted grated coconut

Cooking Procedure

  1. Pour the coconut milk in a cooking pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the sugar, condensed milk, and whole sweet kernel corn then stir until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Simmer for 8 minutes
  4. Combine the fresh milk and cornstarch then whisk until the cornstarch is diluted
  5. Pour the fresh milk and cornstarch mixture in the cooking pot and stir thoroughly.
  6. Allow to cook while stirring until the mixture reaches your desired thickness
  7. Pour the mixture in a serving tray then arrange and flatten the top using a flat tool such as a wooden spatula
  8. Allow to cool down then refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  9. Garnish with toasted grated coconut (or latik if available)
  10. Serve cold. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 8

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  1. can i use rice flour for corn flour?

  2. friendskeeper says:

    thank you so much..this is helpful thing to us Mothers..God bless Sir..

  3. i’m so happy i discover this panlasang
    cause i can cook what i miss so much pinoy food :) i really wish i can have Panlasang Pinoy cook book

  4. can i use cornflour instead of cornstarch?

  5. Is the maja blanca recipe above good for 8 people or 8 trays, since it is written 8 serving?

  6. jennifer bobst says:

    i made just 2 c of coco.milk , 1 c of cornstarch but it looks like the consistency is still a bit soft than what i expected… its really hard to perfect the maja blanca…thanks for the recipe thou, its tasty..and will def. do this again maybe ill just add some more cornstarch nxt time..

  7. Thank you for this recipe! It’s very tasty and easy to make! KGARBZ is right, you can use 1cup of conrstarch instead of 3/4 cup if you want a firmer maja. My friends love it too!!!

  8. I really love cooking. your website helped me a lot esp. sa canteen business. thanks panlasang pinoy.

  9. Hi. i tried this maja recipe with the 4 : 1 ratio ng coconut milk and yummy…everyrday i am exploring this site ..thank you Panlsang pinoy…indeed a big help..more power and hopfuly, more recipes to share :-)

  10. Thank you…I am craving for this…

  11. My wife & I tried this recipe yesterday for a thanksgiving party we hosted and it was sooooooo good that it never reached the table. The farthest it got from the kitchen was the kitchen door! My children, nephews & nieces consumed everything before it even left the kitchen! Thanks for the wonderful & delicious recipe! more power!

  12. lilian manauis says:

    you are really good!2 thumbs up!

  13. Cant wait to try this! I just made it with macapuno and is resting in the fridge!!!

  14. Hi Vanjo, salamat sa Maja Blanca recipe. I made it for a family Christmas dinner. Hindi ko na nilagyan ng sugar kasi matamis na sa panlasa. Anyway, they enjoyed it so much that my auntie and cousins asked for the recipe. So I gladly emailed them the link to your blog. Yung recipe mo rin ng cassava cake ang sinusunod ko at marami rin ang nakakagusto ng cassava cake na yun. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you. More blessings to you for sharing your recipes and making the videos.

  15. Jimboy Seno says:

    Thanks for sharing more power from Mandaue city cebu phil.

  16. Thank you daisy. Likewise :)

  17. marje, ordinary rice flour should do but using glutinous rice flour makes a big difference since its much sticky compared to the ordinary.

  18. You’re welcome Angelita :)

  19. Evaporated milk will do. As far as I know, Maizena is just a brand of cornstarch so it is still what we need. You should try this Sirod and post a feedback after. Thanks and have a good day!

  20. Phen, you may use evaporated milk instead of fresh milk.

  21. phen, you need to add some cooking time and let it chill more in the fridge.

  22. You can make latik anytime you want foodfairy812. Freezing is the most recommended method to make it last; defrost it anytime when needed.

  23. foodfairy812 says:

    ok, i’ll do that; maybe i’ll freeze it in batches. thanks, kuya (sori, nakiki-kuya narin ako, pero baka i’m older than u pa) — i’m eyeing the empanadas next! happy sunday!

  24. Hi Marjo, are you referring to Crema de Fruta?

  25. They are just one and the same Carla; the name varies depending on your location. Hope this helps.

  26. Nice to know that. Good job, Toni!

  27. chloee, this recipe requires cornstarch and using cornflour will just ruin the consistency. If you can find some potato flour or rice flour there in your area, it might work. Hope this helps.

  28. my wife cooked three of your recipes (maja blanca, coconut macaroons and ube halaya) TODAY and we love all of them..very tasty and delicious. good thing, the recipes can be easily bought and that walmart and asian store are just around the corner! stress-releasing “kakanin” from someone whose writing a thesis! =)

  29. frandarkyle says:

    tnx kuya for sharing us ur recipe it really help me alot.may god bless u and ur family always!!!

  30. Hi Jai. I’ve been making Maja Blanca for more than 10 yrs and my ratio for cornstarch and milk (coconut milk) is the secret why my maja blanca is not liquidy or lugaw like. Fore every 1/2 cup of cornstarch, that’s equivalent to 2 cups of coconut milk. So if 4 cups, dapat 1 cup and cornstarch.
    I hope this helps.

  31. jennifer bobst says:

    add a bit of cornstarch til u reach the desired thickness…

  32. i tried this maja blanca last friday & serve it to my friends they like it so much. at pinapagawa na ulit ako this coming thursday… @KGarbz ung measurement nyo po sa cornstarch at coconut milk ang cnunod ko at so perfect po thanks al lot po….