How To Make Polvoron

Home Made Polvoron
Home Made Polvoron | Source

Polvoron is powdered milk candy, made of flour, sugar butter and powdered milk. The flour is toasted, all the ingredients are mixed and shaped into round or oval-shaped molds. It is believe that making polvoron started during the American occupation to use up the huge amount of powdered milk brought in by the Americans in the Philippines. Polvoron over the years has become one of the most loved sweet Filipino delicacy.

Today, in the Philippines, there are many home based small business that are making polvoron and selling them in the market, you will even find polvoron in the supermarket shelves and the traditional version have come a long way, now you will find polvoron in choco flavour, polvoron and pinipig, polovorn and nuts and the latest craze is white and dark chocolate covered polvoron, I haven't tried it but there must be a special technique or equipment they use because the polovorn will break before you can dipp it on the chocolate.

Polvoron is now becoming a favourite "pasalubong" gifts to overseas friends and family. It is easy to make, even the kids could help, my daughter enjoys moulding the polvoron and then straight to her mouth.

Easy steps in making polvoron

In the years that I have been making polvoron, I experimented adding flavours, like pinipig, nuts and chocolate, but I still like the traditional and original. Here is my recipe.


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups sugar

Polvoron Molders

Before using the Polvoron molder, make sure it is clean and dry.
Before using the Polvoron molder, make sure it is clean and dry. | Source

You will also need the following:

  • Japanese paper or cellophane
  • Polvoron Molder - if you live overseas, polvoron molder may be available in some Pinoy Stores in your area.

When I went back to the Philippines I bought these polvoron molders at Shoe Mart. There are round and oval moulders and they can be available in regular size or extra large.

Update: You can now buy Polvoron Molders at Ebay

This is how it will look like . . .

Toast flour in a moderate heat.
Toast flour in a moderate heat. | Source
Stir constantly to avoid burning
Stir constantly to avoid burning
Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture on a big bowl.  Then add the powdered milk, toss for another 3-4 minutes.  Add sugar and melted butter. Mix well.
Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture on a big bowl. Then add the powdered milk, toss for another 3-4 minutes. Add sugar and melted butter. Mix well.


  1. On a pan, toast flour in a moderate heat for about 15 minutes, or until light brown, stir constantly to avoid burning.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture on a big bowl.
  3. Add the powdered milk, toss for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add sugar and melted butter. Mix well.
  5. Fill the mould with the mixture, press it hard by using a spoon, then release it, if it is still too loose, add more butter or olive oil. Make sure that you could pick up the polvoron without it crumbling straight away.
  6. Place the polvoron in an airtight container, chill in the fridge until firm.
  7. Carefully wrap the polvoron individually in japanese paper or cellophane.

Keep refrigerated until you want to eat them. You can store them on the fridge for about a week, or you can freeze them.

Home made Polvoron are wonderful food gift idea, by using colourful cellophane or Japanese papers, they give the polvoron a festive look,

They make great gifts during the holiday seasons and if you put them in a box or in a small basket and tie a ribbon in the traditional holiday colours of red and green.

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Thank you for visiting my pulvoron hub. 134 comments 3 years ago

i will start a small business with this(polvoron)order kyo huh.(;

Rose 3 years ago

Rose regarding dry milk. Use non-fat powder milk from Baking aisle not mistaken with coffee dry creamer it taste better and melt in ur mouth, thx for recipe

rosette macabanti 3 years ago

masarap talaga ang polboron kaya naadik ako sakakalotu

yhena 3 years ago

i choose polvoron for my business plan

gly 3 years ago

Tnx,at last i have found a polvoron recipe.But im a. bit confused what kind of powder milk to be use(what particular brand of milk?)Thank yoy,Hope you can help me with it.

Aichii 4 years ago

Thank you very much for this recipe. I really appreciate it! Our project will be a big success :)

kaye 4 years ago

what kind or brand of powdered milk you used, tnx!

claire 4 years ago

thanks for you're tips super delicious

jelyn 4 years ago

thank you for your tips..nalilito kasi ako kung ano ang good and simple business for beginners..

lizzie 4 years ago

..its quite easy.polvoron lover di po ako.pano po gumawa ng polvoron na dinidip sa chocolate only at the top portion?

tnx po n Godbless

jab 4 years ago

Polvoron is actually a variety of a shortbread... :)

sucy -jade 4 years ago

how to make an ace polvoron?

Lj B. Asuncion 4 years ago

I like it! complete kasi eh! :))

mari 4 years ago

thanks! i like it, i will later

erica mae garcia 5 years ago

Well,I do that right away when I was still young its very hard to make an polvoron s

ymerej 5 years ago

I can do it yeah

myrna 5 years ago

i try to make some, its proven this s the perfect recipe ever.

janine herrera 5 years ago

how many polvoron can b pack in 4 cups

andy de guzman 5 years ago

masarap talaga, polvoron ang napili kung product para sa marketing demo naging maganda ang resulta sa mga judges.. hehe.luv it!thanks!:)

Tin Tine 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing with us how to make this filipino fave delicacy... Now i can start a new business out of it. I just did the making and procedure, and everyday love the taste or result i just made. Thanks a lot. Hope you could give us more information on how to make different variety of polvoron... which a mouth-melting polvoron that everybody will enjoy and will be addicted to it ^_^

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