Yema Recipe

Yema Candy

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Yemas were originally made with only egg yolks and sugar, heated and stirred until the consistency is thick. Traditionally, it is covered in colorful plastic wrap and shaped into pyramid.


  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp of lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup of crushed nuts (walnuts, almonds, peanuts)


  1. In a bowl, combine egg yolks, condensed milk and lime zest or vanilla essence. Stir together until well-blended.
  2. In a non-stick pan over low heat, transfer egg and milk mixture. Cook, stirring regularly. Continuously scrape bottom and sides of pan to prevent burning. Continue to cook until the consistency becomes thick enough to form shape.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Let it cool down.
  4. Cut the cellophane into 3×3 inch pieces. Scoop 1 tablespoons of mixture and place it on the wrapper. Wrap the yema while molding to form a pyramid shape piece. Continue to wrap the yema until all the mixture are consumed.
  5. Serve . Share and enjoy.


  • You can choose color of the wrapping according to the theme if you will plan to serve it at a party.
  • You can also add nuts if you want. Just mix it with all the other ingredients.

See this video as a reference.