Ube Maja Blanca Recipe

January 11, 2018
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

How to cook Ube Maja Blanca

Ube Maja Blanca, a popular Filipino kakanin, is a coconut pudding that has the purple color from ube or purple yam. The name ‘maja blanca’ basically means ‘white delicacy’ and can be traced from Spanish milk-based desserts. It is related to ‘manjar blanco’ and ‘blancmange’ which are traditional holiday desserts. The Philippine maja blanca incorporates toppings like coconut flakes, corn kernels and/or grated cheese to get those tiny bursts of saltiness and sweetness which are truly irresistible.





This could be your maja blanca with a twist of ube if you’re ready to rock your kitchen skills even though they may be non-existent. It’s easy! With a mixture of coconut milk, cornstarch and ube powder of flavor, cook it over low flame until it thickens so you can get that delightful creamy and velvety combo.

Enjoy the smell of simmering coconut milk, ube and vanilla extract as you cook. And don’t forget to sprinkle it with Cheese toppings before you take your first bite.

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Ube Maja Blanca Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 10
Author: Eduardo Joven

Ingredients

1st Layer Coconut:

  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 can 400ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. sweet corn kernels drained

2nd Layer Ube:

  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 can 400ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. ube extract
  • 3 tbsp. sweet corn kernels drained

Topping:

  • ¼ cup grated cheese

Instructions

  • First we need to prepare an 8×8 inch pan and lightly greased with oil and set aside.
  • Coconut Layer: In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and stir well to dissolve the sugar and corn starch. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stir continuously until you reach the sticky consistency.
  • Now, we’re going to make our Ube Layer: Using the same saucepan, combine all ingredients and stir well to dissolve the sugar and corn starch. Again, bring to a boil over medium heat, stir continuously until you reach the same consistency with your first batch.
  • Then, fire off and pour the Ube mixture on top of your coconut mixture. Spread and flatten evenly as possible and top with grated cheese. Set aside and let it cool at room temperature, before serving.

ube maja blanca recipe

Ube Maja Blanca Recipe is a very delicious Filipino Dessert, a delightful combo of Ube and creamy Coconut Milk…




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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Veronica Lee
    March 15, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Looks yummy! Love the pretty color!

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    Calvin F.

    February 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Never heard of tasted it before, but I bet it’s yummy, I love coconut.

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    Agnes Dela Cruz

    January 20, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    My kids love desserts and ube is one of them. We hoard ube jam when we visit Baguio. I think I can make one this weekend using this recipe. 🙂

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    Amber Ludwig

    January 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Oooh this sounds divine and looks so pretty!! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply

    Richard Hicks

    December 15, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Looks really delish. Want to try making it very soon

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    Samantha Michelle
    December 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I definitely had alot of Filipino desserts before. I haven’t tried this one. I love coconut in anything

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    Michelle P. Talaboc

    December 15, 2016 at 1:35 am

    ang sarap nito! i would love to try this someday.

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    rosellemendoza

    December 14, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I will try doin maja blanca after I read all those ingredients.

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    Kim Ledford-Burley

    December 13, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    i love anything with coconut in it

  • Reply

    Teri Moore

    December 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Sweet recipes definitely something I have to try

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    Dilshu

    December 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Yum-Yum…. It looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe….

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    Kimberly M

    December 12, 2016 at 12:42 am

    I have never heard of this before. This sounds very good and looks great.

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    Mel

    December 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Oh yummy. My family loves “kakanin” We will definitely try this Ube Maja Blanca one of these days. Thanks for the recipe. More power and happy holidays to all. Peace.

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    Melvin

    December 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Oh yummy. My family loves “kakanin” We will definitely try this Ube Maja Blanca one of these days. Thanks for the recipe. More power and happy holidays to all. Peace.

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    Deborah D

    December 11, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    This looks so good. I am making this after I get all the ingredients at the store.

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