Saturday, December 31, 2011

Yema de Color

For this upcoming New Year's Eve, I prepared this yema sweets in three different color as our dessert - red, green, and white.This is popular among Filipinos especially kids, they really love this. My 5-year old niece was begging for more this afternoon. "Uncle, I want another one , please."
I made this so decadent with sprinkles of nuts and raisins tidbits, something to chew after bites. Thanks for the blogger of Malli's Mints and Mimosas as the inspiration to this sweets. Because of that, her Holiday Mithruffles taught me that it is in fact the version of our yema served in different way. Usually, ours is wrapped in plastic like candy.

Here, however, i divided the mixture of milk, sugar and butter into three parts. I incorporated one type of food coloring to each portion so I had my green and red balls while I still had my delicious plain-looking yema. Enjoy!

Yema de color

1L fresh milk
1 and 1/4 cup white sugar
4T Butter
3/4 cup peanuts, chopped
3/4 cup raisins, chopped

1/2 tsp food color (red or green)

In a pot, put fresh milk and sugar. Stir. Bring to boil. Reduce to low heat. Add in food color of choice. Keep stirring until solid forms using a ladle to avoid the burning or charring at the bottom of the pan. Add butter. Stir again until solid separates from the side of the pot. Turn off fire. Mix in 1/2 cup peanuts and 1/2 cup raisins. Let it cool. Form balls and roll them over peanuts or raisins. Serve.


  1. I remember I used to make yema, too, back in my high school days. It would ran out the patience in me to wait and mix until mixture becomes solid enough to be formed, so I always ended up having a soft candy, but tasted really good anyway :D

  2. Look simply gorgeous and yummy.

  3. wow..that looks delicious...wishing u n ur family a very happy new year :-)

  4. Thanks for your wishes, also a Happy New Year

  5. HAPPY NEW Year! Thanks for the blog visit.:)

  6. Happy New Year...thanks for the shout out:)
    I am so glad you created something similar to my Milk Truffles...Love Love Love your version

  7. I love yema! This is kakaiba and more appealing ang itsura kasi may color. Love it!

  8. looks really yummy. i'll try making some over the weekend:) have a happy new year.

  9. How uniquely you turned a common delicacy ifsomething extraordinary. Great modification!

  10. Dear Spiky, A very Happy and Blessed New Year to you. Catherine xo

  11. Yumm! Nice food presentation! Looks even more delicious.

    Btw, I am not from Legazpi, I am from Sorsogon -- but I was schooled in Legazpi from highschool (SAA) to college (BU) -- so I can safely say that I am a bit familiar with the place. ☺


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