Pinoy Thursdays: Maja Blanca!

Okay, I forgot all about Pinoy Thursdays last week. I mean, it totally slipped my mind. I remembered it was Thursday only after the day was almost was gone.

A few weeks ago, my Beloved gave me the opportunity to fulfill an old wish: to make maja blanca. This is a popular Pinoy sweet dessert that looks as good as it tastes. Here’s how mine turned out:


What you need for this are the following:

1 baking dish (an 8 or 9 inch pan will do)

2 cups coconut milk

1 cup of corn kernels

1 cup white sugar

1 cup cornstarch

1 1/4 cup water


Dissolve the cornstarch in the about ½ cup of water. Set aside.

Cook the coconut milk, ¾ cup water and sugar in a saucepan over low to medium heat.  When it boils, add the corn kernels and cornstarch mixture. Let it simmer while stirring continuously until the mixture thickens. Turn off the heat and pour the mixture into the dish.

Let the maja blanca cool.

The traditional recipe calls for fried coconut grind as toppings. I like to keep things simple so I didn’t add it this time round but it does help to balance the taste and texture of the maja blanca.




7 thoughts on “Pinoy Thursdays: Maja Blanca!”

  1. this looks good. growing up we had Kalamay na Mai’s which required corn to be puréed then cooked with coconut milk. I do not know how it was exactly done but it was truly tasty.

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