Updated date:

How to Cook Maja Blanca With Cheese Topping

I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

Learn how to make maja blanca with a cheesy topping.

Learn how to make maja blanca with a cheesy topping.

What Is Maja Blanca?

Maja blanca is a popular Filipino dessert that is essentially a creamy coconut pudding. The main ingredients consist of coconut milk and cornstarch, although some recipes suggest gelatine powder as an alternative to cornstarch.

Regional differences exist in the Philippines, as many provinces have their own variations of this creamy dessert. In my recipe, I added a twist to this Filipino classic by introducing a cheesy topping.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

35 min

40 min

2 servings

The ingredients for the maja blanca and topping.

The ingredients for the maja blanca and topping.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 150 grams coconut powder
  • Grated cheese, as desired

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 6 medium bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • grater
  • fork
  • can opener

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • cooking spoon

For Molding:

  • baking pan or bowl

Instructions

  1. Dilute powdered coconut milk with water. Set aside.
  2. Dilute cornstarch with water. Set aside.
  3. Pour the coconut milk into a pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Add sugar, corn kernels, cornstarch, and milk. Stir continuously until all of the ingredients are well-blended.
  5. Allow the maja blanca mixture to cook while stirring until it reaches your desired thickness.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a pan.
  7. Let it cool down, then refrigerate it for at least 1 hour.
  8. Plate the maja blanca. Top it with grated cheese before serving.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  1. For a finer texture, use creamed corn instead of corn kernels.
  2. To make it softer, reduce the amount of cornstarch.
  3. Replace the powdered coconut milk with freshly squeezed or canned coconut milk. (In this case, omit the water from the recipe.)
  4. For even more cheese, add grated cheese into the mixture.
The creamy maja blanca with cheesy topping, ready to eat.

The creamy maja blanca with cheesy topping, ready to eat.

More Delicious Sweet Treat Recipes

© 2019 Travel Chef

Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 27, 2019:

Hello Centfie,

It's quite similar to coconut pudding in other places. I hope you could try this recipe.

Centfie from Kenya on September 27, 2019:

This is my first time to hear about maja blanca. I am happy to learn that it has simple ingredients and your recipe is easy to follow.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 27, 2019:

Hi Tori,

If you are familiar with coconut pudding, it's almost similar to this recipe. I hope you try cooking this maja blanca with cheese topping at home.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 27, 2019:

Hello Linda,

The combination of the creaminess of coconut, saltiness of cheese, and sweetness of corn is absolutely perfect. I hope you try this maja blanca with cheese topping recipe.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 27, 2019:

Hi Pamela,

In other places, this is the version of their coconut pudding.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 26, 2019:

I've never thought of combining corn, coconut, and cheese. I like the idea. Thanks for sharing another interesting recipe.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 26, 2019:

I had never heard of this dish and it sounds very good. Thank you.

Tori Leumas on September 25, 2019:

This looks really interesting. I haven't ever eaten Maja Blanca before. I'm always curious to try new foods. I may try this.