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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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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on October 25, 2019:

Hello Thelma,

It's really simple to make. I hopee you can give it a try.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on October 21, 2019:

I have not heard of Pastimallows. It sounds delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on April 17, 2019:

Hi Rochelle,

I hope you'll try the recipe.

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on April 17, 2019:

First time i learnt about this. Looks delicious :)

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on December 13, 2018:

Hello Liz,

Absolutely delicious!

Liz Westwood from UK on December 13, 2018:

This is a great idea for a simple but tasty treat.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on December 12, 2018:

Hi Sherry,

I think it's a better if you ask you mom to make it. It's lot more easier to do. lol

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on December 12, 2018:

Hello Louise,

It's really a wonderful treat that you will surely enjoy. Thank you.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on December 12, 2018:

Hi Mary,

It's really easy and delicious treat. I hope you give it a try and let me know.

Sherry Haynes on December 12, 2018:

This looks soooo yummy Dred. I want to eat this so badly. But am very lazy at cooking. Will try it soon or get my mom to make it for me :D

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on December 12, 2018:

I've never heard of these before, but they look and sound delicious. Thankyou for the recipe. I would like to try this. =)

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 12, 2018:

You make this look like an easy treat to make. I will definitely try this.

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