How to Make Pastillas de Leche

The perfect pastillas is dry and crisp outside but soft and moist inside. Not only are they yummu desserts for young and old, but they make great giveaways, party treats, and even as pasalubong for balikbayan friends.

It’s simple to make, but don’t be fooled; just a little of the ingredients can go a long way.

Materials :

Wooden spoon
Measuring cups and spoons
Big cutting board

Ingredients Needed:

1 14oz can of condensed milk
2 cups powdered milk
1 tsp lemon rind
Sifted confectioner’s sugar
Wax paper


1. Combine condensed milk, powdered milk, and lemon rind in a pan.
2. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture forms into ball. Let cool.
3. Dust large cutting board with confectioner’s sugar.
4. Flatten milk mixture on cutting board with rolling pin until 1/2 inch thick.
5. Cut into 2-1/2″x1/2″ pieces.
6. Wrap each piece in wax paper.

Tips: You can make flavored pastillas like ube and chocolate.
You can also make different design of pasitillias, it will depend on you what kind of design you will like to do.
source:,Photos by Oggi

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