maja blanca with walnuts
Maja Blanca Recipe (Coconut Milk Pudding)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino, Philippines, Southeast Asia
Keyword: coconut milk pudding, maja blanca, maja blanca Filipino recipe
Servings: 8
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or any kind of nuts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
Topping Preparation:
  1. Use a non-stick pan to toast sweetened coconut flakes over low heat. Keep stirring to prevent from burning. Then, remove from heat and set aside.

Preparing the cornstarch mixture:
  1. Combine the water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Mix with spoon, fork or whisk until the cornstarch has dissolved. Then, set aside.

Cooking The Maja Blanca:
  1. Prepare a stockpot or skillet on top of the oven. Pour in the coconut milk, sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well with ladle or whisk. Make sure the sugar is melted. Then, cover and turn the oven on to medium-high heat. Bring the mixture into a boil.

  2. Remove the cover and continue boiling for an additional 2 minutes.

  3. Uncover and add the peanuts. Stir and blend well.

  4. Turn heat to simmer. Pour in the cornstarch mixture. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens. 

  5. Remove from heat and transfer into a cake pan and flatten the surface.

  6. Sprinkle the toasted coconut flakes on top, Let it cool down.

  7. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.