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How to cook Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca Recipe is a Filipino pudding dessert that is luscious enough to the taste buds. Although the ingredients used are common, the delight that it brings is completely undeniable. Moreover, the eating experience is made more fantastic with a twist. Originally, the recipe is made without corn and milk. However, this twist unveils a new and attractive look and taste that will make a person fall in love with it.

Making the Maja Blanca Recipe is easy and will not cost you an arm to make a delightful dessert. With this, you can make one even on just ordinary days for the family and friends.  This Filipino dessert also known as coconut corn pudding is usually served on fiestas and during the holidays, especially Christmas and New Year. provides you this Maja Blanca recipe for you to enjoy this native delicacy.

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Maja Blanca Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp sweet corn kernel
  • 4 cups fresh coconut milk
  • 1/2 c. grated frozen buko (optional)

Maja Blanca Cooking Instructions:

  • Boil thick coconut milk in a saucepan until the oil is extracted and the precipitate forms into a dark brown color. This is called latik.
  • Drain the latik from the oil and set aside.
  • Grease a 13-inch rectangular dish with coconut oil. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, blend rice flour, sugar,sweet corn kernels, cornstarch, and fresh coconut milk. Stir in grated buko (if used).
  • Boil over slow heat, stirring constantly to prevent lumps, until mixture is clear for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour hot mixture into prepared dish and allow to set.
  • Sprinkle latik on top. Cool before slicing.


Filipino Recipes Portal Tip: When rice flour is not available, soak 2 cups rice in 2 cups water overnight. Put through blender and process until smooth.

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19 Responses

  1. Ma.Leonora Ibuna

    July 24th, 2009 at 3:50 am


    Hello! Thanks for this recipe but i want to ask if i can use coconut powder instead of fresh coconuts because they are not readily available here in Kuwait,will it affect the taste of the maja blanca? thanks a lot!

  2. engel

    July 26th, 2009 at 8:42 am


    maraming salamat,at dito ko nkuha kong paano mag luto ng maja blanca, yummy,yummy talaga!
    thank you and more power!

  3. Vince

    August 23rd, 2009 at 7:20 pm


    mann i think i did it wrong..
    i let it sit in the saucepan for too long its all sticcckkky…
    and the display picture looks nothing like the one i made lol..

  4. teresita gonzales

    October 27th, 2009 at 9:49 pm


    i really want this recipe and i tried cooking it numerous time already, but last year i tasted the best maja blanca ever. it was cooked by my very special friend, editha villarino-testa. hmm, yummy.

  5. onil

    December 26th, 2009 at 9:48 pm


    this site is very useful for all aspiring cooks and to those who love to prepare different types of pinoy dishes.

  6. dionisia

    April 7th, 2010 at 11:52 pm


    cute recipe and idea….

  7. elma

    May 19th, 2010 at 12:48 am


    post more for diabetic persons,,thanks

  8. julius

    June 28th, 2010 at 7:38 am


    thanks a lot. it made my assignment.

  9. jessie

    July 17th, 2010 at 5:01 am


    salamat alam q na mag luto ng suman.

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