Ube Halaya

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Ube is another favorite from lists of pinoy foods. This is so easy to prepare and that we enjoy the most. Others call it Ube Halaya. It is made from boiled and mashed purple yam combined with condensed milk, evaporated milk, and sugar. 

Ube Halaya Recipe


  • 1 medium size purple yam
  • 1 medium size sweet potato
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ butter
  • ¾ can condensed milk (big can)
  • ¾ can evaporated milk (big can)
  • 1 tbsp glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tsp red food color
  • 1 tsp blue food color


  1. Peel and boil yam and sweet potato until good enough for mashing
  2. Remove from heat, mash after boiling, and set aside
  3. On a bowl combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, red and blue food color (you may always add or reduce to get your desired color), set aside
  4. On a cooking pan at low heat, melt the butter
  5. Add the milk and food color mixture
  6. Gradually pour in the sugar, mix until melted
  7. Add in the mashed yam and sweet potato
  8. Using a whisk, stir continuously until the milk mixture is fully absorbed by the mashed ingredients
  9. Gradually add in the glutinous rice flour (again this will help the Ube thick faster to refrain you from longer time of stirring)
  10. Remove from heat when your desired thickness has been achieved
  11. Transfer to a container, spread with margarine on top
  12. Cool down, refrigerate for some time, and enjoy 
Ube Halaya by theladychamp


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