16 Delicious Ube Recipes that will make you crave for Ube

All you will see in this list is purple and yes, they come natural from a root crop popularly used in the Filipino cuisine, the ube. This purple yam will change your perception around yams, specially this variant, which is very versatile, it can be used in many different ways from savoury soups to delicious desserts.


Traditionally ube in the Philippines was only used popularly in Ube Halaya where it is combined with sugar, coconut milk, condensed milk and butter, the end result will be some sort of a thick jam which can be consumed on its own, spread on a pandesal or with halo halo. Nowadays a lot of home chefs, professional chef and foodies try to experiment it in many ways and trust they all turn out amazing.

Its earthy, its nutty, its creamy its delicious! And to enjoy that here are the 16 Delicious Ube Recipes that will make you crave for Ube. Try at least one of these recipes and you will be hooked instantly.

Ube Ice Cream 1


Ube Ice Cream
Let’s start with some ice cream, root crop for an ice cream flavour might sound weird but trust me this one is a sure-fire treat.

Ube Doughnuts
If that ice cream does not convince you, how about some doughnuts. If the big doughnut companies found this out, I am pretty sure they will be a best seller.

Ube Loaf
This pillowy, stretchy cream bread is even softer than your pillows, take a bite and you know what we are talking about.


Ube Pandesal
Pandesal with cheese is good on its own but have you tried ube pandesal with ube halaya? Once you go ube you won’t go back to your normal pandesal.

Ube Crinkles
Move over chocolate crinkles, ube is the new chocolate. It like your normal crinkles but upgraded to the next 10 levels.

Ube Mamon 1

Ube Mamon
If that cream bread is not pillowy enough for you, then try some ube mamon. Fluffy, spongy, airy, soft, pillowy, there’s no other words to describe how soft these are.

Ube Hopia
For those who have high uric acid and are avoiding beans, then your traditional hopia won’t make the cut, but don’t’ worry this ube hopia is 1000 times better than that.

Ube Pancake with Macapuno
Waking up to pancakes is great but waking up to ube pancakes is astoundingly breath taking, top that with macapuno, then you are in heaven. And yes you are awake not dreaming!

Ube Milk Tea
Move over taro milk tea, there is a much better kid on the block! Ube Milk Tea FTW

Ube Cassava Cake 1

Ube Cassava Cake
If the usual cassava cake don’t excite anymore, bedazzle it with some ube and be inspired again.

Ube Macarons
If the French knew what ube is when they invented macarons, I bet you this will be one of the first flavours created, it’s not just delicious but that royal colour looks good on these mini treats.

Ube Halaya

Ube Halaya
This list of 16 Delicious Ube Recipes that will make you crave for Ube won’t be complete without this mentioned. The original ube dessert that started it all. Just mix grated ube with sugar, coconut milk, condensed milk and butter, plus a lot of arm power then you’re in for a treat.

Puto Ube 1

Puto Ube
Puto is so old skool and if you want a different twist to that classic, then there is no better thing than this Puto Ube.

Ube Macapuno Cake 4

Ube Macapuno Cake
If you ask a Filipino what their favourite cake is then most of the time you will hear Ube Macapuno Cake, so head over to a Filipino bakery, a Filipino gathering or make this on your own and find out why.

Ube Chips
Yes ube can be made into chips like potatoes or sweet potatoes. Crispy and delicious.

Sinigang sa Ube 1

Sinigang sa Ube
Final item on this list of 16 Delicious Ube Recipes that will make you crave for Ube, sinigang. A combination of two delicious Filipino treats, this sour and savoury soup is usually accompanied by a taro but that sound boring, use ube instead, just look at the colour of that broth.

There you go, the list of 16 Delicious Ube Recipes that will make you crave for Ube, definitely there is something in this list for you, and if I missed something let us know on the comment section below.

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7 Responses

  1. The ube macarons are the most beautiful I have ever seen!

  2. Letscurry says:

    Raymond
    This was a real Ube ubiquitous post. Loved scrolling through the entire post and reading about how ube can be used differently into every dish. I’m sold. Will have to find some ube.

  3. Sherry says:

    Wow. How very pretty and yes versatile. I love purple!

  4. suituapui says:

    The Chinese/Malaysians have their recipes for yam too. I bought some that day – white, not purple ones…
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/i-couldnt-believe/

  5. Juliana says:

    Thanks for all the links Raymund…I love ube and its purple color…
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Hannah says:

    I was already craving ube before perusing your roundup, and now I’m absolutely dying to taste these treats! It’s still a bit tough to find around here, but definitely worth the hunt. There’s no other flavor (or color) quite like it!

  7. Eva Taylor says:

    I’ve never seen this veggie, so interesting that the colour is so rich and remains so even after cooking/baking.

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