How To Make Yema Candy

Yema candyYema is a sweet custard candy made with egg yolks. Yema is a popular delicacy in the Philippines and loved by most children. It is a favorite present of Filipinos to their families and friends abroad.

6 egg yolks
1 (396 g) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
200g sugar
Different coloured cellophane paper, cut into 10x10cm squares for wrapping

Procedure in making yema
1. In a large pot, mix the egg yolks, condensed milk and vanilla until well blended.

2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat to prevent the mixture from burning. Stir constantly.

3. The mixture is ready when it forms a ball. Let cool. When cooled, form the mixture into balls about 2 to 3 cm in diameter.

4. In a small pot, caramelize the sugar over low heat until it is all melted.

5. Drop the balls one by one into the pot and coat completely with the caramel. Once coated, pick up each ball with a toothpick. Set aside to cool.

6. When cooled, wrap the balls in cellophane and twist both ends to secure.

Source: allrecipes Photo: filipinofoodstore.com

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11 Responses

  1. editha cajipe says:

    Mabili ang yema s store nmin, kaya gusto ko matuto gumawa, para mas malaki ang income…and also it’s families favorites…

  2. Gladys Anne says:

    Anong klaseng yema po ito? Ito po ba yung tumitigas (dry) o yung chewy?

  3. Guindolyn says:

    i like yema

  4. lyn rances says:

    Best seller kaya ang yema,hehe….

  5. Ma Teresa Inopiquez Rubillos says:

    <3 It! I sell it in school during my elementary days. So I have extra money for my daily allowance.

  6. Geraldine Ang Erandio says:

    I loved it….

  7. it's easy to make… if you have it all the ingredients.

  8. Dianielle Nicole Tuason says:


  9. Sarap ng Yema talagah..,,,.. Gustoh kong gumawa.. :))

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