How to Make Pastillas de Leche (Small Business)

pastillas de lechePastillas de leche, a delicious mouth-watering piece of sweetened candy made of just fresh milk (usually carabao’s milk) and sugar. Pastillas de leche also comes in different flavors and you could make your own version depending on the flavor you like. Pastillas de leche makes a great giveaway treats, children’s birthday gifts, party treats, and even as present for your friends and families. Pastillas de leche can be a good source of income too.

Pastillas de leche

Materials needed:

Wooden spoon, Measuring cups and spoons, Big cutting board, Saucepan, Stove, Wax paper


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

Procedure on how to make Pastillas de leche:

1. Combine condensed milk, powdered milk, and lemon rind in a pan.
2. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture forms into a ball.
3. Let cool.
4. Dust large cutting board with confectioner’s sugar.
5. Flatten milk mixture on cutting board with rolling pin until 1/2-inch thick.
6. Cut into 2.5 inch by 1/2 inch pieces.
7. Wrap each piece in wax paper.


Pastillas de leche made with carabao’s milk


pan and ladle, cup, wax paper or Japanese paper


1 L of fresh carabao’s milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
Sifted confectioner’s sugar


1. Heat the pan and pour one liter of fresh carabao’s milk.
2. Add 1-1/2 cup of sugar
3. Bring the milk to a boil and stir till it thickens
4. Let cool.
5. Dust large cutting board with confectioner’s sugar.
6. Flatten milk mixture on cutting board with rolling pin until 1/2-inch thick.
7. Cut into 2.5 inch by 1/2 inch pieces.
8. Wrap each piece in wax paper.


Pastillas de Nangka
– Add to basic recipe ½ cup fresh, finely chopped nangka.

Mocca Pastillas
– Dissolve 1 tbsp. Instant coffee and 2 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa, in ¼ cup boiling water. To the basic recipe, increase powdered milk by ¼ cup.

Pinipig Pastillas
– Using the basic recipe, roll the pastillas balls on toasted pinipig (coat well), pressing a little to the ball. Then, roll on sugar.

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9 Responses

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  3. Ivy says:

    thanx for this!

  4. Ivy says:

    i hope this recipe will give me a good start.
    Never had any business before. This will be the first time if happpened. Thanks much for this!

  5. Pastillas Recipe says:

    talaga po bang dapat kasama yung de leche? parang bad word po ata yun ah

  6. hello..good days po sa kabuhayang swak na swak..

  7. Good post..I’m fond of reading instructional writings especially when it has something to do with foods, I’m a food lover and I can say that pastillas is really nice..I would really try making this at home..thank you for this step by step process that you brought to us..it’s really easy making pastillas after all..nice article…

  8. cakewoman says:

    These look delicious! Do you know if they come out as good if you make them at home as the ones on http://www.gatheringguide.com/ec/wedding_cakes_bakeries.html?

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