Filipino Native Food · Kakanin

Maja de Ube


Maja de Ube

These Maja de Ube are so delicious! You must try it too. You only need around 6 main ingredients and a few extra seasoning. Throw it together in a wok and keep mixing it. Once you see a perfect smoothness and it looks shiny then you are ready to turn off heat.

Remember to give a small allowance, it becomes thicker as it gets cool.

Maja de Ube Recipe


3 cups fresh coconut cream, with no water added
1 cup fresh milk
1 cup evaporated milk/whole milk
1 cup water
5 pc pandan leaves
2 cups white sugar
4 cups ube pulp (yam), peeled, boiled and mashed finely
1 tbs salt
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup cornstarch


Line a bilao (round tray) with wilted greased banana leaves or greased aluminum foil. Set aside.

In a wok, mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Make sure mixture is free of lumps. Cook in medium heat.

Turn to low when maja starts to boil. Stir continously to prevent mixture from scorching. When mixture starts to glisten, maja is fully cooked.

Immediately transfer into a large bilao to set. Discard pandan leaves. Slice in diamond cut and top with latik.  Serve and enjoy!

Credits Dolly Apple Santiago

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