Maja Blanca


This recipe for maja blanca (coconut pudding) topped with kalik (a sweet, crumbly topping made from coconut milk) is a favorite Filipino delicacy. Serve this creamy dish for dessert or as a snack.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
12 slices


Latik Topping:

  • 2 cups thin coconut milk

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

Coconut Pudding:

  • 2 cups thin coconut milk

  • ¾ cup cream-style corn

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons corn kernels


  1. Make the latik: Bring coconut milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until oil begins to separate from the milk, about 30 minutes. Skim and reserve oil in a bowl.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add sugar; continue to cook and stir until milk becomes brown and crumbly, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

  3. Grease an 8-inch mold or pie pan with reserved coconut oil.

  4. Make the pudding: Heat coconut milk, cream-style corn, cornstarch, sugar, and corn kernels in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour corn mixture into the prepared mold. Cool for 30 minutes, then refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

  5. Invert pudding carefully onto a serving plate and cut into 12 slices. Sprinkle latik over each slice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
16g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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