Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking, and she likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.
I live in Germany but I originally came from the Philippines. Every summer, no matter where I am, I crave traditional Filipino ube ice cream. The problem is that I can't find this treat in the stores in Germany—so I have to make it at home.
Thankfully, I received an "ube fiesta kit" from the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt a few weeks ago. I was so happy to see the contents of this kit! It contained ube powder and ube flavoring, among other items.
Ube is the Filipino word for purple yam. It is a tuber commonly used in making Filipino desserts like ube halaya jam, cakes, smoothies, pancakes, halo-halo and ice cream.
|Prep time||Cook time||Ready in||Yields|
- 2 cups ube (purple yam) powder
- 1/2 cup evaporated or fresh milk
- 1/2 cup condensed milk
- 400 grams double cream
- 200 grams condensed milk
- 200 grams creamy coconut milk
- 3-4 teaspoons ube flavouring
- Cooking pot
- Mixing bowl
- Weighing scale
- Measuring cup and spoon
- Electric mixer
- Spoon or a ladle
- Ice scooper
Photo Guide: Ube Halaya Jam
- Make the ube halaya jam: In a cooking pot, combine the ube powder, fresh milk and 1/2 cup condensed milk. Mix well and stir constantly over medium heat until it is smooth and sticky. Let it cool.
- In a cold mixing bowl, add the double cream and whisk it with a cold whisk until it is creamy.
- Add 200 grams condensed milk and the coconut milk. Beat the mixture well and then add the ube flavoring. Beat the mixture again.
- Add the ube halaya jam (from step 1) and continue mixing until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the mixture to a Tupperware and freeze it for at least 6 hours or overnight before eating it. Bon appetit!
Photo Guide: Ube Ice Cream
Tips and Suggestions
- Make the ube halaya a few hours before making the ice cream.
- Use fresh milk instead of evaporated milk if you can´t find it in your supermarket.
- Put the double cream, condensed milk and coconut milk in the freezer overnight before using.
- Put the mixing bowl and whisk in the fridge an hour before use in order to cool them down.
- Ube is often confused with purple sweet potatoes due to the similarity in color and in taste. It has a sweet and nutty flavor. It should be cooked or baked before eating.
- Ube is popular in making traditional and modern varieties of Filipino desserts.
I hope you will enjoy making this ube ice cream!
© 2022 Thelma Alberts