Three-ingredient recipe? Yes, it is. Have you heard of pastillas before? If you are a Filipino, I would bet that you have encountered this, not once or twice, but can go a hundred times. You can see this candy treat almost everywhere. Try riding a bus and surely, a vendor will come in and offer you this sweet. In the malls, pasalubong centers, even in simple sari-sari stores, pastillas are present. Kids love this! (As well as for those with sweet tooth out there).
Pastillas de leche is a Philippine soft milk candy. When directly translated to Spanish, this means milk tablets or milk pills. An authentic recipe of this sweet delicacy uses Carabao’s milk and needs cooking. In this variation of three-ingredient recipe, cooking is not required. Yes, no cook, no heating. All you need to do is to mix the condensed and powdered milk, freeze the mixture to avoid being sticky, scoop the mixture, mold it, and roll each molded cylindrical mixture in granulated sugar. Of course you have to wrap them into whatever is available, paper or cellophane. And voila! A sweet treat for yourself and for your loved ones!
Pastillas de Leche Recipe
- 2 cups powdered milk
- ¾ can condensed milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- Place the condensed milk in a mixing bowl.
- Slowly fold-in the powdered milk. Mix well.
- Place the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes (to avoid mixture to be too sticky when molding)
- Scoop ½ tbsp of the mixture and mold into cylinders.
- Roll each molded cylindrical mixture on granulated sugar.
- Wrap in paper or cellophane.
- Serve as a dessert or as a treat.