Basic Filipino Sweet Milk Candies (Pastillas)

Tweak this basic recipe to make your own flavored pastillas.
Difficulty
Easy
Servings
4 servings
Prep Time
05 Mins
Active Time
25 Mins

If you're in need of a homemade gift to give out for the holidays, homemade pastillas is an easy go-to. But to help make it more personal, this recipe can be customized to make almost any flavor you want, using three types of flavoring agents: extract, jam, and powder.

Here’s an idea: cheesecake pastillas. Use cream cheese in your recipe, then coat your pastillas with crushed grahams instead of sugar. You’re welcome!

  • 1 300ml can condensed milk
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • sugar, for coating
  • jam, flavored powder, or flavor extract, optional
1

Make pastillas: Combine condensed milk and powdered milk in a large bowl. Stir thoroughly until thick and sticky. To make flavored pastillas, check this recipe's Notes.

2

Shape pastillas: Add sugar to a baking sheet. Take a tablespoon of pastillas mix, roll into a log, then roll in the sugar to coat. Repeat with remaining pastillas mix.

Notes

To flavor with extract, add ½ tbsp of extract to condensed milk and whisk before adding the powdered milk.

To flavor with jams or jellies, replace ½ can condensed milk with jam or jelly, and whisk before adding the powdered milk.

To flavor with powder, replace ½ cup of the powdered milk with powder and whisk before adding into the condensed milk.​

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