Saturday, August 22, 2009

MAIS CON QUESO ICE CREAM (Sweet Corn with Cheese Ice Cream)

Another popular Filipino ice cream flavor. This is my 3rd Filipino ice cream that i've made this summer and we are loving it. If you have noticed, i am basically using similar ingredients and measurements to all my ice cream recipe with some adjustments to the liquid quantity depending on how much juice/liquid i will get from the fruit i'm using.

This ice cream is not just your plain mais (sweet corn) ice cream, it has bits of cheddar cheese in it hence the name Mais con Queso (Sweet Corn with Cheese). Sounds weird?'s actually a perfect combination. Cheddar cheese is a good cheese for dessert, you don't believe me, go surf for desserts using or with cheddar cheese you'll have an array of recipes. Also, check this website Here so you'll have an idea of the other tropical ice cream flavors.


2 large fresh sweet corn
1/4 C cheddar cheese (diced)
4 egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 c milk
1/2 cup sugar (adjust if your corn isn't the sweet corn variety)

1. Grate corn kernels and milk off the cob.

2. In a pan over medium heat, combine cream, milk and corn kernels and corn milk. Let it simmer.

3. In the meantime, whisk sugar and egg yolks until pale and thick.

4. When cream mixture reaches a simmer, slowly temper your egg mixture w/ the cream mixture about a laddle or two, whisking constantly.

5. Reduce heat to low, add the warmed egg mixture into the saucepan and cook, whisking until mixture is thick.

6. Let this chill for at least an hour.

7. Add and mix the minced cheddar cheese right before you churn the mixture.

8. Pour the mixture in an ice cream maker following the manufacturer's instructions.



Lami ni kaayo!


  1. after i've mixed the milk mixture with the egg, is it suppose to look lumpy or did i end up pouring the egg into to quickly? mine looks lumpy?

    1. Hi, The Weekender. Whisk some of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture little by little, a ladle or two at a time. Making sure to whisk it vigorously. Then incorporate them together back into the pot.
      Thank you and let us know how your mais con queso went.

    2. Oh and you can also pour the curdled mixture through a strainer.