Macapuno Balls

This is a procedure on how to make soft candies of macapuno balls with condensed milk. Take note that when using bottled preserves, before shaping into balls, set aside cooked mixture for 4-5 hours (or overnight), covered with a cheese cloth. This would prevent your balls from becoming watery in a short time.


4 cans (300 ml) condensed milk
2 cups macapuno (mutant coconuts) preserves
1 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water

How to make Macapuno balls:

  • Add condensed milk to macapuno preserves. Cook in low heat.
  • Halfway, remove from heat, add cornstarch (dissolved in a little water).
  • Blend well, then, continue cooking while stirring constantly.
  • Cook until it thickens and mixture separates from pan. Cool.

Macapuno Balls