Homemade Filipino Maja Blanca Dessert Recipe

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  April 12, 2021

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The year goes by so fast. Some of our fellow Filipino citizens invented a different way of cooking the Maja Blanca Recipe such as by adding Langka (Jackfruit) to the original recipe while others add Cheese, Ube (Purple Yam) to put a twist on it and to make the taste more flavorful.

It is relatively easy to prepare. A Coconut Milk (not Coconut Cream) and Cornstarch mixture is heated to boiling over a low flame while stirring.

Agar (Gulaman in Filipino) can be substituted for Cornstarch. Corn Kernels, milk, and sugar are also often added, though these are not traditionally part of the recipe.

Once the mixture thickens, it is then poured into serving dishes previously greased with coconut oil and allowed to cool. It is also often refrigerated and served cold to improve the texture.

Maja Blanca Recipe has the consistency of thick Gelatine and a delicate flavor and is creamy white in color.

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As the name suggests, the dessert is of Spanish origin, adapted from the traditional holiday dessert, Manjar Blanco, and is thus related to other similar desserts such as Blancmange.

The name means “white delicacy” it  is also known as Maja Blanca con maíz when corn kernels are used in the preparation

Maja Blanca Recipe

Put some Food Color into Maja Blanca to make it Yellowish

Maja Blanca Recipe and Preparation

This Maja Blanca Recipe usually serves on all occasions. Everybody likes it because of the sweetness and milky taste in every bite that you’ll take.

If you are looking for a great business you may choose Maja Blanca as a choice, it is perfect if you sell it online and you’ll have a great potential regarding to the income for this business.two ways to sell:

  1. first is per piece so it can be affordable for everyone
  2. and the second way is to sell it per bilao (circular basket) for bigger events like birthday party, reunion, festival event and so much more.

You can even add some toppings on Maja Blanca.

Question: How long can you keep Maja Blanca in the refrigerator?

Maja Blanca Ingredients

Answer: It will last 3-4 days.

Maja Blanca Recipe

Homemade Filipino maja blanca recipe

Joost Nusselder
By the year goes by so fast some of our fellow Filipino netizens invented a different way of cooking Maja Blanca Recipe such as by adding Langka (Jackfruit) to the original recipe while others add Cheese, Ube (Purple Yam) to put some twist and to make the taste more flavorful.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 5 people
Calories 736 kcal


  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup Nestle cream or light cream
  • cups white sugar
  • 3 cups evaporated or fresh milk
  • 1 cup diced cheese
  • 1 cup corn kernel


  • In a Pot, Mix all the ingredients ( leave some corn and cheese for toppings later) mix well until the cornstarch is fully dissolved then cook over medium heat stirring well to avoid it from settling at the bottom of the pot.
  • Continue stirring until the mixture becomes firm, allow to simmer for a while before transferring to a molding tray.
  • Pour to container or molding tray then top with cheese and corn let cool and refrigerate before serving.


Calories: 736kcal
Keyword Coconut
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This is the Nestle Cream:

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These are the different cooking steps:

Maja Blanca Mixed ingredients

Maja Blanca firm mixture

Maja Blanca Pour into molding tray

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.