Yema Balls

Dave Smith


Yema is a type of custard candy made from egg yolks and condensed milk. This is a common Filipino dessert and one of the easiest to make. The ingredients needed are readily available and this does not require a lot of cooking and preparation time.

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3 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
egg yolk
3 Tbsp
peanuts, dry roasted, chopped

How to Make Yema Balls


  • 11. Place the butter in a heated saucepan and allow to melt

    2. Stir-in the condensed milk and allow to cook for 3 minutes

    3. Add the egg yolks then continue stirring for 2 minutes

    4. Set the heat to medium and put-in the chopped peanuts then stir until the mixture becomes thick (about 15 to 20 minutes). Adjust heat to low when texture is about to be achieved.

    5. Turn-off the heat and allow the mixture to cool down

    6. When the temperature of the mixture is tolerable, scoop a spoonful then roll with your hands to form a sphere (ball shape).

    7. Transfer to a serving dish and apply your desired presentation

    8. Serve. Share and Enjoy!

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About Yema Balls

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Desserts