May 26, 2012

Pastillas de Leche : Simple, No Cook Recipe

Plain and Melon-flavored Pastillas de Leche

Many of us have the pleasure of eating powdered milk from childhood.  If you  enjoy milk, then you will love pastillas de leche.

Pastillas de leche is a candy made from milk.  This milk candy has many variations but I will share the "no cook recipe".

Ingredients:
1 can (395g) condensed milk
2 cups powdered milk
sugar for rolling
flavoring (optional)

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, pour the condensed milk and add flavoring (optional).  You may try melon, ube, chocolate or coffee flavors. 
  2. Gradually add powdered milk mixing the ingredients until well combined making sure that you get the right consistency for rolling the candy.
  3. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Take 1 tsp mixture and shape into a ball or 2-inch cylinder.  If you are doing it with kids, you may try different shapes like star or heart.
  5. Roll into sugar for coating.  Caster sugar is recommended.


I used Nestle condensed milk, 395 g I used Nido powdered milk and a measuring cup
You may use any flavoring as you like (chocolate, melon, ube). Here, I used melon flavorThis is how the mixture would look like after adding 1 cup powdered milk
Here's how the mixture would look after adding the 2nd cup of powdered milk ..the mixture after 10 minutes. The more you let it stand, the more it won't stick to your hands
Roll the mixture into a ball. If you let it stand for more than 15 minutes, make sure to knead the ball for a smoother surface
Knead the ball to a cylinder shape  Roll the candy into sugar. Caster sugar is recommended


If colored japanese paper or plastic wrapper is available, you may wrap the candy individually. 

This is a good homeschooling/bonding activity that you and your kids will surely enjoy.

Cheers!


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3 comments:

bakit d siya tumigas stick pa din siya.maliba ako

Why is it sticky? I did as you said to do, i added more milk powder so it won't be sticky but It still it..

Hi. I'm not really sure why your mixture is sticky even after following the procedure and measurements. I posted the photos to show that the procedure works fine, it always works perfectly for me, even my kids can roll themixture after 15 minutes.

Hmmm.. Are you using Nido? Maybe other powdered milk has different consistency when mixed with condensed milk. Using measuring cups intead of regular (drinking) cups might also help.

Good luck

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