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Fruity Maja Blanca Recipe


How to make easy-to-prepare Fruity Maja Blanca

Fruity Maja Blanca. The classic maja blanca is originally made from only three simple ingredients fresh cocomut milk, cornstarch and sugar. As time passes by, cooks are becoming more creative and inventive in the kitchen and eventually come up with different versions. There’s Maja Blanca with crushed peanuts, Maja Blanca Mais, and many more. And today, I’m excited to tell you that I am going to try this beautiful and luscious maja blanca recipe that I got from Del Monte Kitchenomics. It’s time to set aside my favorite maja blanca recipe and try this new festive fruity maja blanca for a change. Fruity Maja Blanca is made with the same ingredients as the original and added a few more ingredients such as fruit cocktail, coconut strings, pandan essence and replace the sugar with sweetened condensed milk to make it extra creamy. So let’s begin and see how this recipe goes 🙂

Serves : 12

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  • 1 can Fruit Cocktail, drained & reserved syrup
  • 1 young coconut, shredded & juice reserved
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1½ cups coconut juice (buko water)
  • 1/2 cup fruit syrup
  • 1 tsp. clear pandan extract (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Cooking Procedure:

  • Drain fruit cocktail and reserved the syrup, all we need is a cup of fruits and a half cup of fruit syrup. Store extra fruit and syrup in a container and store in the fridge for later use. In a saucepan, dilute cornstarch into the coconut juice and fruit syrup. Mix thoroughly until cornstarch are fully dissolved.

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  • Bring the mixture into simmer over low heat, stirring continuously until it thickens for about 8-10 minutes. Add coconut strings and ¾’s cup of fruit cocktail and stir for another 5 minutes. Add in coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk and cook for another 15 minutes until becomes sticky and shiny.

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  • Fire off, transfer the mixture into an 8×8 dish or any similar container and flatten evenly. While it’s still hot, sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of fruits and press slightly into the maja. Let it cool at slightly and refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting. Serve your Fruity Maja Blanca and enjoy!  (I didn’t wait enough for my maja blanca to set completely, so look at my slices coconut strings are sticking out LOL)


Here’s our simple ingredients:

Coconut Milk, Cornstarch, Coconut Water, Fruit Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Clear Pandan Essence, Fruit Cocktail & Young Coconut strings. (You can also use canned coconut milk) 

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A popular and well-loved kakanin called “Maja Blanca”, in other Asian countries they call it “Coconut Pudding”.  Maja Blanca are often served as merienda rather than a dessert.

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Btw, if you’re planning on making this recipe be sure that you’re going to consume this on the same day. Coconut milk tends to spoil easily when left at room temperature for more than 6 hours. You can also store them in the fridge, but it won’t last for a couple days.



About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL.Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!

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  1. Andrea Peregretti


  2. Looks refreshing for a hot day!

  3. Nice Maja Blanca with Fruit Cocktail thanks for sharing

  4. This looks like a lovely treat for a Spring brunch! 🙂

  5. this sounds like a great receipe, would love to try it

  6. Love that this recipe doesn’t take a ton of ingredients and that they are ones I usually have in my kitchen. This is something I’ve got to try.

  7. This looks yummy and easy to make

  8. reminds me of nugget; colorful and yummy 🙂

  9. I love this recipe..which I think can be used as a dessert for any meal..but I have never heard of clear pandan extract..where can you buy it?

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe for Fruity Maja Blanca! It looks and sounds really good! I have saved the recipe so that, once we get back onto our feet financially, I can purchase the ingredients I need to make it! It looks really good and I’d love to give it a try! Thanks for sharing your recipe for Fruity Maja Blanca, the pictures, and all the ingredients with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

    • You’re welcome 🙂 may the abundance of blessings from above showers upon you dear. A declaration of faith and prayer a day will bring you back on track. God Bless and have a nice day!

  11. What a wonderful recipe and so easy and quick to make..just right for a single guy who never makes proper desserts..thank you

  12. This sounds so delicious!Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  13. What a nice recipe.

  14. lovely joy merced

    this is what im looking for! maja blanca recipe, plus with fruits is just a bonus, thanks for sharing!

  15. Great to know that you can get creative with this recipe. I like when one recipe can bring lots of variations. Your use of coconut sounds really good.

  16. That sounds very simple to make. It looks delicious. I’ll have to try this.

  17. Fruit cocktail on maja blanca? Sounds good. Gonna try this. We used kernel corn only when making maja blanca and this is a must try!

  18. Wow! i love this..my mom used to cook maja for us when we was a kids! ..super love it missed ko na ito 🙂

  19. Wow! Indulging! I want that right now .. I really , really want it!

  20. Wow! This is the first time I’ve seen this such. Another must try dessert! Kudos!

  21. This looks delicious! Also, it makes it very easy for me that you have all these step by step pictures in your recipes.

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