Every once in a while, my mom brings us these sweet, Filipino candy from the Asian store, or from friends/relatives visiting from the Philippines. They’re so soft, creamy, and yummy… omg I’ve enjoyed them since I was a little girl… and I was so happy that JRoc fell in love with them right away! So in love that he finished an entire bag before I realized grandma brought us some… *sad face* lol.
Being that I am one who must know how to make all of her favorite eats herself (homemade always taste so much better… plus, you can make much bigger quantities at one time – whenever you want!!), I immediately searched around for recipes, and after a few mix/match trial & errors, I think we’ve found our favorite Pastillas de Leche!
We even shared some with J’s grandma & grandpa and they scarfed it all down before we even sat down to chat. (Proving yet again, that both my parents’ appetite is strong in this one…)
Warning: If you choose to roll & wrap these babies up individually, the task is time consuming. Well, I actually used that as “clear Carmen’s head” time and I came out a better person when I was finished (hahaha)… but normal peeps who are able to clear their head without having to stand in the kitchen for hours, rolling a sugar & milk mixture into wax paper… may find this a bit tedious.
- 2.5 cups powdered milk I used Nido
- 1 can 14 oz condensed milk
- sugar for coating
- Combine powdered milk and condensed milk in a bowl until smooth.
- Set aside for about 15 minutes before shaping.
- Shape into mini logs and wrap pastillas in wax paper.
I’m a single mom of a premed, certified trauma-informed master life coach, religion teacher, best selling author, and advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse. If it’s yummy, quick, healthy, easy, yummy, and yummy… believe me, I’m all over it!
Let me know if you’ve tried my recipes by tagging @girlplusfoodlv on Instagram so I can celebrate with you!