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How to Make Pastimallows (Marshmallow Pastillas de Leche)

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Learn how to make pastimallows, a milk-based sweet treat with marshmallow.

Learn how to make pastimallows, a milk-based sweet treat with marshmallow.

Pastillas, also known as pastillas de leche, is a popular sweet delicacy in the Philippines. Today, I'll be making pastillas with an exciting twist. In this recipe, I am making this famous confectionary with marshmallows inside. This sweet treat is commonly called pastimallows.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

8 pieces

The ingredients for pastimallows.

The ingredients for pastimallows.


  • 1/2 + 1/8 cup powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • marshmallows
  • oil, to grease your palms


For Preparation:

  • 3 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • spoon

For Storing:

  • mini cupcake liners
  • empty container


  1. In a bowl, mix the condensed milk and powdered milk. Cover the bowl and chill for about 1 hour or until the mixture becomes firm.
  2. Once set, remove the bowl from the refrigerator.
  3. Oil the palms of your hands to easily roll the pastillas mixture. Use a teaspoon to scoop out an equal amount of mixture per piece.
  4. Flatten the mixture until it's enough to cover the marshmallows.
  5. Coat the pastimallows with sugar.
  6. Place each pastimallow in a cupcake liner. Arrange them on a plate or container.
  7. Chill pastimallows before serving.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  • Use any branded or unbranded powdered milk.
  • Replace regular-sized marshmallows with larger ones.
  • Adjust the amount of condensed milk if needed as some brands offer thin or runny texture.
  • Add any extracts or essence you prefer, like banana, mango, ube, etc.
  • Chill the mixture first before molding to make it easier to handle.
  • Apply enough oil to the palms of your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  • Try my recipe for plain, three-ingredient pastillas.
Pastimallows, ready to eat.

Pastimallows, ready to eat.

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