How to Make Pastimallows (Marshmallow Pastillas de Leche)

Updated on January 17, 2020
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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. | Source

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 time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 8 pieces
The ingredients for pastimallows.
The ingredients for pastimallows. | Source


  • 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 before serving.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  • Use any brand of powdered milk.
  • Replace regular-sized marshmallows with larger ones.
  • 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. | Source

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      9 months ago from Manila

      Hello Thelma,

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

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      Thelma Alberts 

      9 months ago from Germany and Philippines

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

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      16 months ago from Manila

      Hi Rochelle,

      I hope you'll try the recipe.

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      16 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      First time i learnt about this. Looks delicious :)

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      20 months ago from Manila

      Hello Liz,

      Absolutely delicious!

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      Liz Westwood 

      20 months ago from UK

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

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      20 months ago from Manila

      Hi Sherry,

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

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      20 months ago from Manila

      Hello Louise,

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

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      20 months ago from Manila

      Hi Mary,

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

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      Sherry Haynes 

      20 months ago

      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

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      Louise Powles 

      20 months ago from Norfolk, England

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

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      Mary Norton 

      20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

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


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