Ube Ice Cream, this ice cream is one of the best sellers in the Philippines due to its unique taste that suits well to the Filipino palate as well as it common use in a dessert called Halo Halo.
- 2 1/2 cups cream
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 eggs yolks, lightly beaten
- 2 cups cooked mashed ube (purple yam)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- drops of red food colour
- drops of blue food colour
- In a sauce pan combine cream, milk and sugar. Heat slowly while continuously mixing until it reaches nearly boiling point (do not boil) and sugar is completely dissolved
- Place egg yolks in a mixing bowl then slowly pour around a cup of the heated cream mixture while whisking.
- Pour egg mixture to the sauce pan then continue to heat while continuously mixing. Dip a tablespoon and see if liquid sticks to the back side, if it does then you can now turn the heat off.
- Place in a heat proof container; add drops of red food colour and blue food colour, continue adding until desired colour is achieved.
- Add vanilla extract then let it cool down, once cooled down place in the fridge for at least four hours.
- Prepare your ice cream maker and pour the cream mixture together with mashed ube, churn according to ice cream manufacturer’s instruction. Mine took 30-35 minutes.
- You can now eat the ice cream at this stage, but if you prefer a firm ice cream freeze for at least 6 hours.
Love it!! And I love the photo, it makes me wanna reach out and grab it! Happy holidays and a happy new year! 🙂
What a beautiful color!
Wow! What a rich color! So beautiful!
ube,,,, yet another new veggie to hunt for and try,,,this ice cream sounds intriguing!
I love the color! And you’re right – I never have tasted (or heard of) this. Looks so good!
I have never seen an ice cream that color. That is stunning!
I quite like ube in anything – ice cream is no exception! This is such a classic Filipino flavour. I can’t think of a better way to have dessert.
What a deep stunning color! !!
Wishing you n your beautiful family a very happy and gorgeous New Year my friend! !
My fav is still cheese flavored but ube runs a close second 🙂 Great color on yours!
this just reminded me the yam ice cream I love as a child. Haven’t had this in years. thanks for the recipe. Now i can make it and not have to wait till i go home. Cheers and have a great NY.
I saw this icecream on Tasteologie and had to stop by. It has such a unique and vibrant color!
i would like to try this. sounds good!
Love purple yams! But I’ve never tried it in ice cream. My parents are going to the Philippines this weekend, better tell them to try it out!
Ahhh, the childhood memories!
Worth all the time and expense
I want to Veganize this recipe
I’ve made an Ube version of Sweet Potato Pie that has been judged by my friends as just AWESOME. Just take your favourite Sweet Potato Pie recipe and substitute Ube for the Sweet potato.
A local Filipino grocery store here in Alameda carries McCormick (R) brand concentrated Ube flavouring/colouring.
Oops – forgot to add to my previous post that you can use the Ube concentrate in the ice cream recipe instead of trying to blend red and green food colouring, which in my experience often just produces a sickly gray colour.
how much ? 1 tsp?? ube flavocol.
can i just add ube halaya thats available on supermarket or stalls?? need i decrease the sugar?? (I dont know how to make ube from tuber pa kasi.. or how to ba?? just peel and boil til soft like how you would do with kamote?? Dati po kasi may nagbigay nga tuber niya, pinaluto ko lang, parang dami pa niyang naihalo.. butter and etc…) Thanks po for sharing!
You cant use the already made halaya. To make it on your own just boil it on its ow like yam or sweet potato then mash it.
For the colour you just adjust it depending on the colour you want to achieve, different food colour brands have different intensity..
I think you should mix re d and blue like the recipe states, not red and green.
Is it okay to use the whole egg or do I have to only use the yolk??
Only egg yolks so you have a smooth texture. Otherwise it will be like leche flan with egg yolks, gritty.
hi how did you cook the ube / purple yam?
I steamed it so its full flavour
For how long?
I usually cut it into smaller chunks probably size of a childs fist if the ube is so huge then steam them for 30 minutes or more until it is tender. Dont worry you cannot over cook them but do not undercook it, check if its tender by using fork. Hopefully this helps