Maja Blanca – Filipino dessert made from coconut milk, cornstarch, and sugar
Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made from coconut milk, cornstarch, and sugar. Often called Coconut Pudding, this luscious dessert is easy to make and the ingredients are very common. Unknown to many, the original Maja Blanca Recipe does not include corn and milk. In this recipe, I added whole sweet kernel corn and condensed milk for added taste and a more creamy texture.Since Christmas season is just around the corner, this would make a very good holiday dessert especially during potluck Christmas Parties and Noche Buena as well.
Preparing Maja Blanca is quick easy. This Filipino dessert is something that I recommend for aspiring home cooks. All you have to do is basically cook everything in a pot and arrange it in a tray afterwards. The first thing to do is to boil coconut milk in a pot. Fresh coconut milk is ideal. However, you can always use canned coco milk depending on the availability of ingredients. Simply pour coconut milk in a pot and apply heat. Keep an eye on the pot. Coconut milk has a tendency to splatter before boiling. I recommend to stir it every minute until it completely boils.
This desert dish should be thick and smooth. Cornstarch is responsible for its texture and form. Simply dilute it fresh milk or evaporated milk, and then pour into the mixture. Keep on stirring until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth. Transfer the entire mixture to a tray. Make sure to spread it evenly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm. It is best to top it with toasted grated coconut, or with latik.
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