Pastillas de Leche is a popular milk candy commonly found in the Philippines and other Latin countries. It is made with milk and sugar wrapped in a transparent, colorful cellophane. It is a great pasalubong. In the country, kids love this sweet and delightful candy. Traditionally, carabao’s milk and pure goat’s milk were used. This made the candy milky and pure. These types of milk, however, are hard to find so powdered milk can be substituted.
Pastillas de Leche is easy and quick to make as it needs only a few basic ingredients. You can add more condensed milk to make it sweeter and milkier. You can also shape the candy whatever way you want. You don’t have to wrap it in candy wrappers. But it adds to the appearance, especially if you are giving them to kids. There are some variations to this candy, but this way is one of easiest methods. Why spend more time and ingredients if the taste is just about similar.
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- 1 1/2 cups milk powder
- 11-12 oz. condensed milk
- granulated sugar for rolling
- candy wrap or cookie plastics
- Serving: 4
- Time: 30 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisines: Filipino, Spanish
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- Combine powder milk and condensed milk in a mixing bowl. Mix using wooden spoon or spatula until it is well mixed and dough like – but it should be a little bit sticky.
- Scoop up about spoon of the mixture using your hand. Roll it in the palm of your hands until it’s the shape of a cylinder. The size and shape is entirely up to you. You can make round (balls) or cylinders like a cigar.
- Coat it with granulated sugar and wrap in colorful cellophane. You can use a cookie bag, candy wrapper, or even Japanese paper (papel de hapon).
- Serve and enjoy!