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Easy Yema Spread

Easy Yema Spread made with egg yolks and condensed milk for a delicious sweet treat you'll love as frosting for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies or as a spread for sandwiches and breakfast toasts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 219kcal


  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional


  • In a bowl, combine condensed milk, egg yolks, and salt (if using). Whisk until well-blended and evenly colored.
  • In a wide, nonstick pan over medium-low heat, heat butter until slightly melted and still warm (NOT hot).
  • Add egg-milk mixture and stir well to combine.
  • Cook, stirring regularly and scraping sides and bottom with a spoon, for about 15 minutes or until mixture thickens to a spreadable paste.
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool to warm, and transfer to airtight container. Allow to cool completely before closing with lid. Refrigerate until ready to use.


  • For a thicker consistency, cook the mixture longer. Remember that it will continue to thicken as it cools so take it off the heat a little thinner than you like.
  • Nutritional info calculated at 2 tablespoons per serving.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 200mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 0.3mg