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. ayyan says:

    atlast i can make maja for my hubby,thats his fave dessert.tanx a lot

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for sharing us your Maja Blanca Recipe, my family love it. IT was perfect and too tasty.

    May God bless you and your family always.

  3. hi,just watched ur video..i was wondering kung pedi bang gamitin ang coconut cream kung walang coconut milk?

  4. hi kuya.. thanx po sa mga recipe niyo… gumawa po ako ng maja blanca nung isang araw using your recipe… successful naman siya… nagustuhan din naman siya ng family ko… ang comment lang nila, masyado daw matamis… kasi may sugar na, may condensed milk pa daw.. pede bang hindi ko na siya lagyan ng sugar? or instead na 3/4 cup, gawin kong 1/2 cup nalang yung sugar? and ask ko lang ang granulated sugar ba is the same with the regular sugar? :) thanks po ng marami..:)

    • anne of s. korea says:

      hi hera, i did reduce the sugar to 1/2 cp instd of 3/4cp. sabi kc ng isang commen2r d2 na msydo dw sweet kya bnawasan ko nlng. and for me tamang tama lng ang tamis nya. same lng yang sugar, i used white sugar.

  5. tnx kua for this recipe me and my husband really love cooking and also baking for the first time natalo ko sya when it comes to dessert….ahehehehe blockbuster yung maja blanca nung bday nung father in law ko..every one is asking kung ano hinalo ko to make it so delicious…..thanks kua i really love your websit.god bless you and your family

  6. hi kua pano nmn po ang measurement kapag fresh coonut milk ang gagamitin ko.saka kakang gata lang ba gagamtin kapag fresh coconut milk ang gamit.

  7. we call this maja corn…love this sooo yummyyy..;)

  8. hello thanks this website i’ve learn some which dont cook..

    i just want if you can give recipe without milk . i mean the original maha blangka..i like the maha which is not a is ok?

  9. Lanie says:

    thank you so much.ang dami k ng natutunan sayo.thank you

  10. celso santos says:

    sana may paggawa ng puto bumbong at sansrival..

  11. thanks for recipe im very enjoyed to cook all your recipe…thanks……..

  12. Hi Vanjo, thanks for sharing your maja blanca recipe. It was a really good. I use shredded coconut and reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup…

  13. lhing says:

    I tried this recipe using fresh coconut milk and coconut milk in can and the result was almost the same. Thank you very much sir for the recipe it was great! I was complimented.

  14. Thank you so much for the recipes! My first time in this site. You’re so awesome! Direction to cook is so easy to follow and the ingredients are easy to find. Thank you so much again for sharing. I love your site. I must admit I am getting addicted to it. Is there any picture of you and your family somewhere? Just my curiosity. Take care and god bless.

  15. Marlyn P. Esteban says:

    Thanks for your website. i did this already and my family loves it. exact taste.

  16. Mayra says:

    My hubby who doesn’t cook made this and it turned out delicious! Latik took a while to cook but Maja de Blanca was super easy! THANK YOU so much for all the recipes that you shared! God Bless you and Happy Holidays!

  17. sweetnovember101 says:

    thanks a lot for ur recipes.i tried this one and crossing my fingers my American family will like it. =)
    God bless!

  18. celine says:

    hi! juz made it today and it was yummy! thanks for the recipe.. only thing is texture isn’t that solid its still soft… how cn i make it harder and not mushy?

  19. I would like to give thanks for these site, its really helps me,I always visit this site when I’m bored and its helps a lot especially in my bachelor’s degree HRM! thanks more power..!

  20. instead of crushed coconut, would it be good though if i use crushed peanuts? :)

  21. mary ann says:

    cooking is my passion. .thanks for panlasangpinoy. .it widens my craft! More power and more recipes. Mabuhay ang Pilipino.

  22. sheila says:

    thank u tlga kuya ang dami kong ntutunan s site mo:)keep up da good work po….DANKE!!!sheila from GERMANY

  23. missbaguio says:

    i did this for my birthday my maja blanca wasn’t firm enough its more like pudding but the taste was so great!!! actually i caught my brother in law na kinukutkut to the last drop yung maja blanca, but still i want that firmness, should i add more cornstarch next time? my maja blanca is a bit darker than yours as well.

  24. You’re welcome, Karol

  25. leonie guansing says:

    hi thanks for the recipe, now i will cook it, hopefully i can make it perfect hehehe… god bless and more power

  26. leonie guansing says:

    hi thanks for the recipe, now i know how to cook it, god bless and more power…..

  27. zenny says:

    just want to ask if exact measure n ba ung mga nasa can ingredients that you used… do i need to measure p d coconut milk or no need thank you so much…

  28. Marcelle says:

    Many thanks to for sharing your filipino recipes.

  29. RockPinkOC says:

    This was my first time making this delicious dessert and it turned out fantastic! Thank you for the great list of ingredients and the simple directions! I look forward to making more of your recipes. Having moved away from my family (they are in Canada, I am in the U.S.) I especially miss my family’s traditional filipino home cooked meals. It has been a pleasure to find your website and even more so a delight to find that you have great instructional videos to go along with your easy to follow directions! Great job! And again, thank you very much for bringing the “Philippines” back into my own home!

  30. Christine says:

    I can’t find any condensed milk, can i use evaporated milk instead? Should i reduce the amount of sugar just not to make it too sweet?