Homemade Polvoron

Thinking of Polvoron brings back memories of childhood. This melt-in-your-mouth powdered milk candy that’s beloved for its simplicity and deliciousness is really loved by many.. including me. This is one of my favorite treats. I remember this one “palaro” during fiestas wherein you have to eat one polvoron and then the first one to be able to whistle wins. It’s difficult to whistle when you’ve just eaten a polvoron because the powder sticks to the whole mouth…. heehee. I was never in that game.. I’m not good at whistling.

This is not a regular here at home kasi ako lang yata ang may gusto. So it’s best to just buy. I remember making Cookies and Cream Polvoron once but that’s about it. But to tell you honestly, making polvoron at home is surprisingly easy.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simple Ingredients: Just a handful of pantry staples are needed for this recipe!
  • Beginner-Friendly: No fancy equipment or complicated techniques required.
  • Customizable: Get creative with flavors and add-ins!
  • Perfect for Gifting: Homemade polvoron makes a delightful and thoughtful present.
and best of all, you can make this with your kids!

Taking it Up a Notch: Flavor Variations

The beauty of homemade polvoron is its adaptability. Here are some ideas to take your polvoron to the next level:

  • Chocolate Chip Delight: Fold in some chopped chocolate chips for a classic and irresistible combination.
  • Ube Magic: Add a touch of ube halaya (purple yam jam) for a vibrant purple twist with a sweet, nutty flavor.
  • Coffee Break: Craving a caffeine kick? Incorporate instant coffee granules for a subtle coffee aroma and a hint of bitterness that cuts through the sweetness.
  • Nutty Fiesta: Finely chopped nuts like peanuts or cashew add a lot of flavor.
  • Pinipig Power: For a delightful textural contrast, use toasted pinipig (pounded young rice grains) in your polvoron.

Tips and Tricks for Polvoron Success

  • Don’t overcook the flour: Toasting adds depth, but burnt flour leads to a bitter taste. Keep a watchful eye!
  • Use room temperature ingredients: This ensures a smooth polvoron that’s easy to work with.
  • Chill the dough: A quick chill helps the polvoron hold their shape better.
  • Storage: Homemade polvoron can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month, or freeze them for longer shelf life.

So there you have it! With this guide, you’re well on your way to making up a batch of delicious homemade polvoron. Remember, have fun with it, experiment with flavors, and share your creations with loved ones. After all, homemade treats always taste better when shared!


Homemade Polvoron

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted


  1. Toast the Flour: This adds a nutty depth of flavor. Heat your pan over medium heat and add the flour. Toast for about 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning. The flour will change color slightly, becoming a light golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  2. Once cool, combine with the powdered milk, sugar, ad melted butter. Mix well.
  3. Use your polvoron mold to shape it and wrap in cellophane or wax paper.
  4. Enjoy!

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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