Corn canjica

Do you want to prepare a typical Brazilian meal? Corn Canjica must have a mandatory presence at the table! This sweet is very popular in the Northeast region and I tasted it for the first time in Brazil, in a June party (a traditional event in that country). Immediately, I wanted to know how to make it and since then is one of the desserts I love to do!


  • 2 cups of white corn
  • 2 cups of yellow corn
  • Water
  • Salt
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 200ml of condensed milk
  • 200ml of fresh and crushed coconut
  • 300ml of whole milk


1. In a bowl, put corn and water.

2. Soak for 12 hours.

3. Put the corn with water into a pressure cooker.

4. Season with salt.

5. Add more water.

6. Cover the pressure cooker.

7. Cook in the pressure cooker for 1 hour.

8. Uncover.

9. Stir the corn.

10. In a pot, put corn, cinnamon, condensed milk and coconut.

11. Stir everything up.

12. Add the whole milk.

13. Stir well.

14. Serve, after sprinkling with cinnamon.