How to Cook Maja Blanca With Cheese Topping

Updated on January 24, 2020
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Learn how to make maja blanca with a cheesy topping.
Learn how to make maja blanca with a cheesy topping. | Source

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 time: 5 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2 servings
The ingredients for the maja blanca and topping.
The ingredients for the maja blanca and topping. | Source


  • 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


For Preparation:

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

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • cooking spoon

For Molding:

  • baking pan or bowl


  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. | Source

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      9 months ago from Manila

      Hello Centfie,

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

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      9 months ago from Kenya

      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.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      9 months ago from Manila

      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.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      9 months ago from Manila

      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.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      9 months ago from Manila

      Hi Pamela,

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

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      9 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 months ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Tori Leumas 

      9 months ago

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


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