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Ginataang Mais Recipe

How to make a delicious and creamy Ginataang Mais. 

Ginataang Mais Recipe.  Looking for a quick and easy to prepare afternoon snack or merienda for the whole family? Well, here is another Filipino dessert to serve for your love ones – a popular Kakanin the Ginataang Mais Recipe. This hearty and creamy kakanin is made with glutinous rice, coconut milk, whole kernel sweet corn and sugar, which can be done in just a few minutes. Ginataang Mais Recipe looks a lot like the famous Maja Blanca, though it is so different in texture since it is more like porridge which can be compared to Champorado, except that it is not made with chocolate but with coconut milk. Now here is how to make this very satisfying snack.


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Ginataang Mais Ingredients:

  • 3 cups coconut milk “gata”
  • 1/3 cup glutinous rice “malagkit”, uncooked
  • 1 cup whole kernel sweet corn, drained + extra for topping
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • Evaporated milk to drizzle on top (optional)

Cooking Procedure:

  • Wash and drain the glutinous rice a couple times. In a large saucepan, combine fresh or canned coconut milk and glutinous rice, let it boil over medium heat. Once the coconut milk starts to boil, stir constantly to avoid the mixture from sticking at the bottom or burning.

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  • Turn the heat to low and cover the saucepan with a lid and let the rice cook. Don’t forget to stir from time to time until the rice cooked through and the coconut milk slightly thickens, it takes about 15 minutes. Add the sweet corn and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolves and turn off the heat.

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  • Lastly, add the vanilla extract and stir thoroughly. Transfer into a serving bowl or individual dessert glass, top with extra corn, drizzle some milk and serve immediately. This recipe serves only 4 persons, just double the recipe if you want to serve more.
This Ginataang Mais Recipe is usually served hot, especially during cold, rainy days since it gives a comforting effect, though it can also be enjoyed when it’s cold. You may add evaporated milk on top and extra sweet corn before serving to make it more delicious. 

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If you have any leftover store in a refrigerator it will last a couple days and if you want to reheat the Ginataang Mais just add coconut milk or evaporated milk and microwave or re-heat over stove top.


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. What we used to do here is like LUGAW, or congee! Your version of ginataang mais looks delicious

  2. sherry ann gole cruz

    my kids favorite meryenda!

  3. One of my all time favorite meriendas!!

  4. my favorite ginataang mais.

  5. I love ginataan, as much as I adore mais! nom nom..

  6. sherry ann gole cruz

    our old time favorite snack!

  7. This is my favorite since I was a child.. 🙂

  8. My mother always cooked this ginataang mais when I was a child. Now, its my turn to prepare this to my family.

  9. Pinoy Desserts are the best! Especially this one! But i think it is much better to use fresh coconut milk, yung bagong piga? right?

  10. Faith Hazel Almario

    My daughter will love this for sure

  11. i love this, lagi kami nagluluto nito every time na naghaharvest na kami ng mais,.

  12. I would love to try this recipe

  13. ginataang mais is one of my favorite pinoy meryenda! thanks for this!

  14. thanks for the recipes

  15. This looks like a recipe I could handle if I could find the products.

  16. Like Corn with coconut milk thanks for sharing

  17. This recipe makes me homesick so much. It’s impossible to find ingredients to make this here in a Nordic country.

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