Pastillas de leche

Pastillas de leche are sweet milk candies that are usually served for dessert. An authentic recipe will require the use of Carabao’s (water buffalo) milk and cooking is also necessary.

What we have here is a no-cook quick and easy dessert recipe intended to satisfy your cravings right away. Also, cooking or heating the ingredients is not necessary. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and voila, a sweet delicious milk candy that you can have for dessert in no time.

Like what I’ve mentioned, the best Pastillas are the ones that are made using Carabao’s milk. San Miguel, Bulacan and Laguna are the places where you can get the best and authentic Pastillas.

Since I can’t find any Carabao’s milk around (and using fresh cow’s milk will have a big difference in taste), I decided to feature a more quick and easier version. I understand that the taste of powdered milk is almost similar to fresh cow’s milk since they come from the same source. However, using powdered milk will save you time and effort since using fresh milk requires cooking.

In your opinion, which provinces or delicacy stores in the Philippines makes the best Pastillas?



2 cups powdered milk, sifted

1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk

½ cup granulated sugar, sifted

Watch the video:


1. Place the condensed milk in a large mixing bowl.

2. Gradually fold-in the powdered milk. The texture of the mixture will be similar to dough once all the powdered milk is completely added.

3. Scoop some of the mixture and mold into cylinders.

4. Roll each molded cylindrical mixture on granulated sugar.

5. Wrap in paper or cellophane.

6. Serve for dessert. Share and enjoy!

  Share this Post:

Panlasang Pinoy Cookbook

Download a FREE copy of the Panlasang Pinoy eCookbook Volume 1.

Register now!

Enter your email address:


  1. Will you how to make PASTILLAS DE MACAPUNO….. it’s better and yummier than pastillas de leche….

  2. lhanie says:

    Thanks for the great tasting recipes!!!

  3. Pastillas from Candelaria Zambales is also one of the best. Made from Carabao’s milk. Once you’ve started eating, you can’t stop. Yum..yum…=)

  4. Grace mendez says:

    what brand of milk did you use? can you suggest a milk that is cheap but at the same time it has a good taste…. how many pastillas can you make with the given recipe?? just give an estimate….

  5. Emmanuel says:

    i havent tasted the bulacan pastillas yet. but i would sure love to taste one because i love pastillas, but for now the best one ive tasted so far is from marshas in ilocos sur vigan.

  6. the best pastillas in the Philippines syempre yung pastillas ng San Miguel, hometwon..many people love our pastillas even famous celebrities like Vic Sotto, Senator Tito Sotto, Joey de Lean and many more artists..

  7. dione.dg says:

    Kuya ilang piraso mggwa jan sa mga binigay mong ingredients

  8. hi, can i use this recipe for commercial purpose? would like to sell pastillas but i doubt if this recipe will last for a long period. how long is the shelf life of this recipe if will not be put inside the refrigerator? thank you and more recipe to come…

  9. reymond says:

    i tried this tonight and it came out great… tnx for sharing

  10. ask ko lang po kung ilang araw ang itatagal ng pastillas bago masira …kasi po me order sa akin dadalhin sa abroad 4 days pa bago makarating sa bansa nila ..thanks po reply po agad kau kung pde kasi need kopo advice beforefeb.17..thanks po ulit….

  11. shanice says:

    thanks for the informative video :)

    trying this now. sana makadalaw din kayo sa melbourne, australia :) maybe do a demo cooking here kasi malaki ang filipino community dito.

    thanks again.

    god bless.

  12. gumawa po ako kuya ng pastillias 3kilo skim milk 3can condence,ngtka ako bket mdyo mlmbot p at kulay yellow cya.plssss rply