International Recipes

Milk Candy (Little Milk Legs)

This candy is popular throughout Latin America and has many variations. In Guatemala it's known as Little Milk Legs. Carnation Evaporated Milk gives it an especially creamy, rich taste.

Carnation Milk Candy


  • 1 (12 ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 small cinnamon stick


  1. Combine evaporated milk, water, sugar and cinnamon stick in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, until a temperature of 240 degrees F. is reached. (This will take approximately 45 to 65 minutes.) Adjust heat as needed to avoid boil over. Remove from heat once temperature is reached.
  2. Remove cinnamon stick. Stir vigorously periodically (it will lighten in color slightly) until mixture cools, thickens some more and can be handled. To speed the cooling process, hot mixture can be carefully divided into two bowls and stirred.
  3. Line baking sheet with wax paper. Use pastry bag with wide tip to form 2 to 3 inch long candies (legs). If pastry bag is not available, pieces of candy can be rolled with hands, dusted lightly with flour to prevent sticking.
  4. Allow to dry at room temperature.
  5. Store in tightly covered container.

Prep: 5 min | Yield: 12 to 15 servings, 2 candies per serving

Nutrition information Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe Servings Per Recipe: 12 Amount Per Serving Calories: 170 Calories from Fat: 15 Total Fat: 2g (3% of DV) Saturated Fat: 1.5g (7% of DV) Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV) Sodium: 30mg (1% of DV) Carbohydrates: 36g (12% of DV) Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV) Sugars: 36g Protein: 2g

Vitamin A: 0% of DV Vitamin C: 0% of DV Calcium: 8% of DV Iron: 0% of DV

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestle and

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