Camote Delight

Camote Delight is a Filipino snack/dessert recipe prepared with sweet potatoes mixed and cooked with cream and condensed milk.

Ube nowadays takes the limelight when it comes to root crops, ube flavoured everything can be found everywhere from pancakes to sinigang you name it there’s an ube flavour version of it. What about its humble cousin, the sweet potato? I think this root crop deserves a similar attention since its as healthy and as delicious.

During the early days my grandmother uses this root crop quite a lot, in soups, as kamote cue and on snacks like our post today, the Camote Delight. If you had tried ube halaya then it is nearly as similar, the cooking process and the result are quite the same, the only difference is the ingredients involved. Usually ube halaya uses coconut milk however the Camote Delight uses cream.

This is a perfect replacement to the ube halaya that we all love, especially if you live in a country where ube is hard to find or of there is, they are sold frozen. It’s easier to make as well as it is not as dense as ube so mixing them while cooking is way much easier than ube. You can have a variety of colour options too because sweet potatoes can vary colours from orange, yellow, white, and purple, I chose the latter as it gives a better visual impact. But having said that, I think it would be a good idea to layer those colours too.

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Camote Delight

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Camote Delight is a Filipino snack/dessert recipe prepared with sweet potatoes mixed and cooked with cream and condensed milk.



Units Scale
  • 1 kg sweet potato
  • 400g can condensed milk
  • 250 ml fresh cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • grated cheddar cheese, to garnish


  1. Cook sweet potatoes in a steamer until soft. Remove from steamer let it cool.
  2. Peel of the skin then place in a large bowl then thoroughly mash the sweet potatoes until smooth.
  3. In a non-stick large pan melt butter in low heat.
  4. Add condensed milk, cream, vanilla and salt then stir to combine.
  5. Add the mashed sweet potatoes, continue mixing until the mixture is well combined. Lower the heat then continue to cook while constantly mixing and folding until mixture turns smooth and thick. This will take around 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Place mixture in a greased tray, smoothen the top then let it cool. Top with grated cheese then serve.


9 Responses

  1. Ube is such a pretty sweet potato…many people eat ube simply because of its gorgeous colour..this makes an awesome snack!

  2. When it comes to sweet potatoes, I always prefer them savoury. No kidding – I’ve never tried a sweet potato pie or anything! A bit prejudiced I guess 🙂 I’ve never had ube either. This delight looks pretty…delightful (haha) indeed. And the shredded cheddar? Interesting touch!

  3. Ube is hard to find in our area, so I like the twist using purple sweet potatoes. I’m not familiar with this dessert, but it sounds tasty. The shredded cheese on top is an interesting twist!

  4. I’ve never had ube! Can you believe that? And I LOVE sweet potatoes. This looks SO good — and SO pretty! Neat dish — thanks.

  5. Hannah says:

    Ube certainly is having a moment over here. I heard that Trader Joe’s had to set a limit of two ube pancake mixes per person to prevent a run on them! I mean, I get that it’s delicious and beautiful, but that’s a bit much. This dessert, though, I could easily see starting a whole new craze!

  6. The purple sweet potato has so many great micronutrients, I’d love to eat it more. Alas even that is hard to find here (though the orange version is everywhere)

  7. suituapui says:

    Looking at the ingredients, I can imagine how nice this is. I love our local Asian kuih (cakes), second to none.

  8. Balvinder says:

    Yum! I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of camotes, but would certainly love to try this. The ingredients sounds like Indian burfi recipe with sweet potatoes.

  9. That only does this sound really good, it’s such a beautiful color! Purple sweet potatoes are getting easier to fine her — would love to make this for one of our international dinners!

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