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Chef’s Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca Recipe
Credits Chefs Classic

Easy, tried and tested recipe of Chefs Maja Blanca. Best for any occasion and ideal merienda for the Lenten Season.



  • 5 cups of coconut milk (dry ingredients cup)
  • 2 ½ cups of evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cups of white sugar (1 cup if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 cup of corn kernel
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • Grated cheese for toppings
  • Chopped nuts for toppings (optional)


  1. Bring to boil coconut milk in a stockpot over low heat.
  2. Simmer coconut milk for 10 minutes.
  3. Adding in gradually the white sugar and corn kernel.
  4. Dissolve cornstarch in evaporated milk and then pour in slowly and gradually to the coconut mixture. Mix well.
  5. Allow to cook while stirring until the mixture reaches your desired thickness.
  6. Pour the mixture in a serving tray then arrange and flatten the top using a flat tool such as a wooden spatula.
  7. Allow to cool down then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. Garnish with grated cheese, nuts or raisins. Serve Chilled. Enjoy!

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