Saturday, 12 September 2015


Photo Credit :  MJ Nucop

When I was in grade school, I used to make yema candies and let my siblings sell it to their classmates. I small yema candy is sold at 25cents then the price increased until it became 1 peso each.  My profit was good enough to cover our daily allowance.

What is Yema? It is a Filipino candy that is made from milk.  There are two variations of yema that I know of. One is the custard candy version and one is the milk candy version. Both types make use of condensed milk. Yema also comes in different shapes.  Some Filipinos shape them into balls and served with a toothpick.  Some would shape them into pyramids and wrap them in colorful cellophanes or papers.   Whichever variety you choose, as long as they are sweet, rich, ooey, and gooey, I'll take them.  

Try this recipe and impress your kids and friends. You can also start a small business selling these candies. They are easy to make and the ingredients are always available in most stores and supermarkets.

The recipe of yema we are sharing with you today is the milk candy version and is contributed by Ms. MJ Nucop.  I have also recently posted her recipe on espasol do check out here. Her recipes are a must try as her espasol and yema are her best sellers.  This talented and pretty lady is currently residing in New Zealand.   For all our Filipino kababayans in New Zealand, do try her best selling espasol and yema.  She's also selling Filipino beauty products and jewelries.  Check her FB page -  MJ Nucop.

Thank you Ms. MJ for allowing us to post your recipe and pictures here in our blog.  More power to you! 



Condensed milk - 2 cans (330 ml per can)
Roasted unsalted peanut, coarsely chopped- 1 cup 
Vegetable oil - 6 tbsp

Cooking Procedure:

1. Pour the condensed milk in a pan.  Cook it on low fire.  Stir continuously
2. Throw in the coarsely chopped roasted peanuts and continue stirring.
3. Pour the vegetable oil on the milk mixture and continue stirring until the mixture is thick and chewy.
4. Cool the mixture down before wrapping.
5.  Scoop a spoonful of the yema place on top of a square food grade plastic wrapper, form it into a pyramid.  Do this for the rest of the yema

By the way, we have posted many recipes for Filipino delicacies. Check the links for the list of Filipino delicacies and kakanin you can find in our blog.

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