Maja Blanca Recipe

Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made from cornstarch, coconut milk and milk. An easy to make Filipino dessert and this recipe is special, with lots of Latik.

  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sweet kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
For Latik
  • 2 cups coconut milk

For the Latik
  1. Using a small pan, add coconut milk and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally until it thickens.
  2. When it starts to thicken reduce heat to low and simmer. Keep stirring as oil starts to separate and Latik begin to form.
  3. Continue to cook and stir until Latik turns to golden brown.
  4. Drain to separate oil. Set aside Latik and oil.

  1. Using the coconut oil from making the Latik, brush the serving dish you will be using. Set aside.
  2. Combine water and cornstarch. Stir well and set aside.
  3. Using a large pot, combine evaporated milk, condensed milk, coconut milk and sugar. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes while occasionally stirring. 
  4. Add sweet corn, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low and gently add cornstarch mixture and stir well. Keep stirring until mixture thickens.
  6. Transfer mixture into the serving dish. Smooth top using an oiled spatula. (Oil from making the Latik)
  7. Allow to cool and top with Latik.
  8. For best result, refrigerate overnight before serving.

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