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.

Maja Blanca

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 Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: 8
Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • ¾ cup fresh milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 15 ounces whole sweet kernel corn
  • 5 tbsp toasted grated coconut
  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!


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  1. I did this earlier and this recipe is awesome. kudos!

  2. I tried this recipe yesterday…it was DELICIOUS!! This was my first time having it and I loved it! I blogged about it on my site.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Chris says:

    We have tried this recipe but instead of Whole Kernel Corn eh we used Cream-Corn Style, mas malasa sya. we just added more cornstarch (2tbsp) to thicken kasi watery ung Cream-Corn Style.
    Thanks po! More power to your site!
    Always be a blessing to others.

  4. Jasmin says:

    I love your website! I made some maja banca last night and it was really good. My 2 year old son LOVED it. But can I use fresh shredded coconut instead of corn? Please let me know. Thank you so much! God blesss!

  5. Rona Esparas says:

    I’m just wondering… corn flour and corns starch the same??? thanks

  6. Sin Soriano says:

    Can i use evaporated milk as a substitute sa fresh milk? thanks po

  7. i cant find toasted coconut… so i make that too? do i just grate the coconut then toast it? or is there something else to make taste good?

    • You can simply grate and toast the coconut, Shaxia. There isn’t any way to make it taste better unless you try making latik. If you are interested in latik, we have a post on how to make one. Hope this helps.

  8. hi kuya,

    i actually used ‘pure corn flour” and it turned out very delicious. i dont see any problem as to the consistency. hope this help.

    thanks kuya for this delicious delicious maja blanca. my family loved it.

    juday of singapore

  9. hi dear, will try this recipe today!! so excited to do it! gudluck to us ehehe! thnks 4 posting the recipe and the procedure.. god bless to panlasangpinoy!!..mwwuah

  10. Yanie says:

    I tried the Maja & it turned out wonderful. Thanks for the recipe. I’m new at your site & really loved the site. I will be trying your recipe for the Bistek Tagalog tonight. I’m very excited. I’m also marinating pork BBQ from your recipe. Will definitely post a comment after cooking. Once again, thanks so much for the wonderful recipes. Keep them coming ;)

  11. virginia algara says:

    can i use cornflour instead of cornstarch when cooking maja blanca??

    • Cornstarch is used to thicken the mixture. As long as your substitute ingredient can do the same, I see no issues Virginia. hope this helps.

  12. chesa19 says:

    can i use cream style corn instead of the whole kernel corn? will it make a difference?

  13. Mhayette Gomez-Catone says:

    Very interesting website esp.for us Filipinos.
    I lived here in Germany and my husband has an Italian Rest.
    So when i invite friends at home i serve Pinoy especialty.
    Got ur addy from my girlfriend whos got a Pinoy Rest. in Canada too!
    Thanks a lot for sending me ur daily recipe.
    More power to you and Mabuhay!

  14. Maria says:

    I made this last Sunday but I tweak one or two of the ingredients it turn out really good. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. I tried this recipe for the first time yesterday and the outcome was delicious. I took the maja blanca to a karaoke party and my Indonesian friends all wanted the recipe. Thank you for sharing this recipe with the rest of the world. I was wondering do you also have a recipe for bibingka?

  16. levin says:

    This is gonna be my potluck today at my friends house. will see the outcome. ty! and god bless po!

  17. Yhannie says:

    Kuya ang cornstarch ay pareho lang po ba sa rice flour?

  18. Linda says:

    You are a blessing to all Pinoys who misses Filipino food. Please continue the good job that you are doing! Thank you very much for sharing your expertise!

  19. Thank you so much…we have a reunion and i cooked maja myself, it was succesful! God bless you for sharing your talent :-)

  20. Linda says:

    Enjoy na enjoy ako sa website mo….Thank you very much for all your efforts. You are truly a blessing to all Pinoys who misses our native food. Keep up the good work.

  21. Bernie of Cebu says:

    Waz up Bro..,

    Thanks a lot bro…sa mga features mo d2 sa panlasangpinoy. Bago pa lang ako d2 sa website mo at nagustuhan ko agad. Halos buong araw ko nakatutok d2 sa website mo. Malaki talaga ang naitutulong mo sa mga taong tulad ko na interesado sanang mag.aral sa Culinary Arts kaya lang hindi kaya ang tuition, pero nang makita ko itong site na ‘to, sabi ko sa sarili ko hindi na kailangan pang mgpaenroll sa mga ibat-ibang cooking schools, kasi halos lahat nandito na sa ‘yong site…I named it & you’ll have it!!!

    Keep up d good work!!!

    Lots & lots & lots of thanks to you Bro and more power.

    Regards to your family & God bless us all…

  22. hi..

    i’m trying this Maja Recipe for Noche Buena later..

    i know this will make the noche buena special..

    weeee.. can’t wait to see the result..

    i’ll post a picture later!!

    Merry Christmas! Thank u PP!

  23. Josie says:

    Hello,How are you?Please send me a recipe for pineapple cake.I will really appreciate it.I want to coke for our christmas party in our school.Thank you hope you can help me…..

  24. chinky91 says:

    just did this and OMG mouth watering talaga. absolutely delicious! Kuya Vanj you’re the Man!

  25. Hi! I just want to ask if i can use cornmeal or rice flour instead of cornstarch?

  26. jemapelle says:

    I tried your recipe and experimented on adding langka slices aside from corn kernels, it tasted even better. :) Thanks!

  27. Yup, this one is easy to make and its ingredients are very common. You can buy it in the public markets and start making maja blanca.

  28. Hi again, love so much this recipe. Expecting more dessert recipes especially Christmas is nearly approaching. More power to you as well as your family.

  29. Lheeza says:


    Hello, once again you shared another yummy recipe. But I already made maja blanca yesterday, too bad i haven’t seen them, but only today. And again they were just not what I was hoping for, seems something wrong!
    And right after i’ve seen ur video, i realized that i made a wrong cooking procedure. Instead of boiling the coconut milk first, i mixed the ingredients all together till get boiled then add the diluted cornstarch, that’s why it came out w/ a different taste. But inspite of the taste my 2yr old daughter told me its yum yum, she can’t resist but eat them, hahahaha.
    Next time i will try ur recipe & follow the procedure & i’ll make it sure she will more appreciate it.


  30. hi kuya,

    wow,thanks for posting this know, this is the recipe that i’ve requested and waited for.i will try this,sooner.again,a lot of thanks.

  31. Thank you daisy. Likewise :)

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

  33. You’re welcome Angelita :)

  34. 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!

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

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

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

  38. 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!

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

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

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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! =)

  44. frandarkyle says:

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

  45. 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.

  46. jennifer bobst says:

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

  47. 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….