Maja Blanca


Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made of cornstarch, coconut cream, milk and sugar. You usually see it during special holidays like Fiestas and Christmas. It’s a popular dessert here in the Philippines so you may see it in some restaurants and food courts. It’s one of my favorite next to Mango Graham Cake, Buko Salad, Ube Halaya and a lot more! 🙂

I modified the recipe a bit by adding corn kernels. Maja is very easy to prepare. You just mix the ingredients and cook until it thickens. It has a consistency of a thick gelatin and is creamy.

Here goes the recipe!



1 small box cornstarch (200 g)

1 can coconut cream (400 mL)

1 can evaporated milk (410 mL)

1 can corn kernels

1 cup full cream milk

1 cup water

1 can condensed milk (optional)

peanuts or grated cheese for garnishing

Tip: You can use whole milk instead of full cream milk and add or lessen the sugar


1. Mix coconut cream, evaporated milk, full cream milk, sugar and water in a container.

2. Put the cornstarch in a bowl and pour the wet ingredients over. Combine well.

(Remember: Always add wet ingredients to dry ingredients)

3. Cook the mixture slowly over low heat stirring constantly.

4. Add the corn kernels when the mixture starts to thickens.

5. Allow to cook until it reached your desired thickness.

6. Pour into a rectangular tray/container, flatten the top with a spatula and garnish it with peanuts.

7. Let it cool and refrigerate.

8. Serve and enjoy!

Serves 8-10 persons