Jasuke or Jagung Susu Keju is a super simple dessert or snack to make at home with just 4 ingredients. It can be whipped up in no time and eaten either warm or cold.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of corn? Whatever it is, it probably is not corn desserts, right?
Besides using corn in savory dishes, Indonesians also use it in their dessert and Jasuke is one of them. The recipe is simple to make with just 4 ingredients only. All you need to do is to boil or steam corn kernels, mix with some butter or margarine, drizzle condensed milk, and grate cheddar cheese on top. Easy right?
It may sound unusual, but this recipe is a great way to bring corn’s natural sweetness to another level. The saltiness of cheddar cheese brings contrast and accentuates the corn’s sweetness. It has addicting sweet and salty combinations!
What is Jasuke?
Jasuke is the abbreviation of Jagung Susu Keju, which literally means corn with milk and cheese. It is a snack which is currently popular in West Java and its surroundings. You can find it sold in food carts on the street, especially in front of schools since kids love it.
How to Make Jasuke
- Boil or steam corn kernels until fully cooked.
- Drain the water. Add butter or margarine to the hot corn and mix until butter or margarine is melted.
- Scoop the corn into serving glasses or bowls. Drizzle condensed milk as much as you like.
- Grate cheddar cheese on top and Jasuke is ready to serve. You can also put some ice cubes if you like it cold.