Halayang Ube

Halayang Ube

Ube is one of the most popular flavor in the Philippines. It is used mainly in famous Filipino desserts like ice cream, cake, halayang ube, ube pearl coolers or shake, ube jam to name a few. It is also used in halo-halo as toppings. My version of halayang ube, can be sliced like a cake when refrigerated over night, it can also be like an ube jam that can be used as bread spread, and as a toppings to famous Filipino halo-halo. Ube in English is purple yam, others call it water yam or winged yam.
To see my version of halo-halo, click here (Famous Filipino Halo-halo).

  • 3 kg. ube
  • Margarine or butter (100 g)
  • Coconut milk (1 cup)
  • Brown sugar (4 table spoon)
  • Condensed milk (300ml)
  • Cheese for toppings
  • Food coloring (violet) if necessary (1 small sachet)


  1. Boil the ube for 15-20 minutes or until it will become tender. Let it cool then grate.
  2. Pour coconut milk in a big pan. Wait until the oil starts to come out.
  3. Add the margarine/butter, condensed milk and sugar. Stir for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the grated ube then mix constantly for about 10 minutes.
  5. Place in a desired dish/tray. Sprinkle with grated cheese as a toppings. Refrigerate for about 3 hours then ready to serve.


  1. Maria says:

    I am not Filipino, but love Filipino food especially the Spam rcpeeis! This dessert is incredible; and yes, I am ADDICTED to it. Thanks a lot, now I’ll get FAT!! Ha-Ha.

    • Mymy says:

      You simply made my day Maria! And I agree most authentic Filipino recipes are comfort foods that can easily make you fat if you don’t eat moderately. Thanks for browsing our website. Feel free to look around…maybe you’ll discover more recipes that you might want to try.

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