Recipe for Filipino Milk Candy by Gretchen May Garcia

As the month of June has come to a close, marking the end of Filipino Heritage Month, the Vancouver Guardian invites its readers to celebrate this vibrant culture through the art of traditional Filipino cuisine. Enter the scrumptious world of Filipino Milk Candy. This special recipe, shared by motherhood and lifestyle creator, Gretchen May Garcia, finds its uniqueness in its simplicity and the rich cultural heritage it represents. Published on The Living Traditions Library, a celebrated initiative by the esteemed family brands NIDO and Cerelac, this recipe aims to bridge Filipino families and the welcoming arms of newcomer communities throughout Canada. Gretchen’s Filipino Milk Candy, crafted with the loving essence of NIDO as its core ingredient, embodies the warmth and spirit of Filipino hospitality.

Recipe for Filipino Milk Candy
Photo Credit – Gretchen May Garcia

Filipino Milk Candy


  • 1.5 cups of NIDO 1+ Nutritional Supplement
  • 5 cups of fresh milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar


1. Combine milk and 2/3 cup of sugar. Stir until dissolved.

2. Stir regularly until milk is reduced and mixture turns into a thin paste.

3. Add butter and mix.

4. Add Nido powdered milk and stir until smooth.

5. Continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until it turns into a soft dough.

6. Transfer into a lightly greased plate and let it cool.

7. Divide mixture into small portions.

8. Roll them in sugar.


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