In a pan over low heat, stir all the ingredients, except the sugar, until smooth.
Cool the mixture to room temperature.
Place the sugar in a shallow bowl.
Form the cooked milk mixture into small logs.
Drop the shaped pastillas directly into the sugar and roll to coat every inch of the surface.
Arrange the pastillas de leche on a rack and leave to dry a bit before wrapping.
Why dulce del leche? Why not just cooked sweetened condensed milk with powdered milk? Because dulce de leche tastes ten times better. The caramelization elevates the flavor of milk. Dulce de leche is also firmer so the pastillas do not turn out mushy like mashed potatoes with too much milk.For best results, use good quality condensed milk for making dulce de leche. We use Milkmaid at home.The yield specified above is an approximate. Our pastillas were on the small side, less than half an inch in diameter and only about two inches long. How many pastillas de leche you will be able to make with the ingredients given above depends on how much smaller or larger you shape your pastillas.
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