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Ube milk tea

Ube: introduce this popular filipino condiment to your kitchen

Ube is a type of purple yam that has been gaining popularity in the culinary world. It is meaty, sweet, and can be used in many different ways, like ube milk tea and ice cream – even if you have never heard of this new food trend before! Learn how to recognize ube products, tastes and flavors in this article.

What is ube?

Ube, also known as yamato ube, is a type of sweet potato that is native to the Philippines. This tuber is often used in desserts or savory dishes because of its unique flavor and texture. It is mainly purple and has a creamy consistency. It can be boiled or baked and has a sweet taste with a subtle aftertaste of bitterness. Some popular recipes include ube ice cream, cakes, butter.

What Does Ube Taste Like?

Ube is a purple yam that tastes sweet, tangy, and creamy. It can be found in both fresh and frozen forms, and can be eaten as a dessert or snack. Some of the flavors that ube can be used to create include: mango, strawberry, coconut, pineapple, peach, and vanilla.

Ube Butter

To introduce this new root vegetable to your kitchen, start by looking for ube products online or at your local grocery store. Then, get creative and experiment with different recipes. You can also use ube in smoothies or yogurt bowls, or simply enjoy it as is pureed on a piece of toast. Ube is a delicious treat that will add some flavor and color to your butter.

Ube butter is a type of butter made from the yam crop originated from the Philippines. It has a slightly sweet and creamy taste that is popular in Filipino cuisine.


-2 eggs
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1/4 cup ube jam
-1/2 teaspoon ube extract
– 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

How to prepare:

1. In a glass bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter and sugar.
2. Place the mixture in the bowl on top of a saucepan with water and over low heat, stir constantly, until thickened. Do not let it boil.
3. Remove from the heat and stir in the ube jam and extract.
4. Pour into a bowl and set aside to cool.
5. Once the butter is cooled, spoon into a mold or an airtight container/ jar and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm.

Ube milk tea named boba

Ube milk tea is a delicious treat that is gaining popularity in the US. The ube (or Ubiquiti) is a type of purple yam that has a sweet and fruity flavor. You can enjoy the perfect summer beverage by mixing cold milk with your favorite tea and ube paste (also known as purple yam).

Purple bubble tea is based on yam paste. Purple paste is also called ‘halayang ube’ by Filipinos. In a saucepan, combine thawed purple yam, coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. After heating the mixture, the yam base is kept in the refrigerator to cool down for three to five days. It is essential to complete this step. It would be impossible to make ube milk tea without the purple yam base.

We have a fairly simple recipe.


-Fresh purple yam base (200g)
-Milk (1 cup), cow or almond or coconut
-Water (240 ml)
-One black teabag
-60g tapioca pearls

How to prepare:

1. In the first step, add the tea bag to boiling water and let it brew for a few minutes.
2. Then add some purple yam paste and a dairy base.
3. In the meantime, cook your tapioca pearls according to the instructions on the package or until they are thoroughly cooked.
4. You should place the tapioca pearls at the bottom of the cup before pouring in the drink.

Ube bubble tea or boba can be enjoyed hot or cold. Our preference is to let it cool in the fridge, adding some crushed ice or cubes of ice.

Ube Ice Cream

Ube ice cream is a popular variation of this treat and can come in many different flavors. A purple chocolate chip ube ice cream with roasted almond bits is a delicious ice cream. This recipe uses roasted almonds as one of the main ingredients. The chocolate chips add an extra layer of chocolatey goodness to the purple ice cream while the ube adds its characteristic nutty flavor.


1 cup heavy cream
– 1 cup ube paste
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 cups whole milk
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1/2 cup roasted almonds, chopped
-1/2 cup chocolate chips

How to prepare ube ice cream:

1. In a large bowl, whisk together cream, ube paste, salt, and vanilla extract.
2. If the mixture looks too thick, add 1 cup of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
3. Add milk and sugar to cooled ube paste.
4. Whisk until combined.
5. Add eggs one at a time and whisk until fully incorporated.
6.Stir in roasted almonds and chocolate chips.
7. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Serve in a cone or coupe and sprinkle some crunched roasted almonds over it.

Ube Cakes

Ube cakes are a type of Filipino sweet that is made from ube (a purple yam) batter. These cakes are often colorful and have a unique flavor that is hard to describe. There are many different flavors of ube cakes, so you can find one that suits your taste.


Add 1 cup ube paste
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-pinch of salt
-3 tablespoons sugar
-3 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
-1 large egg
-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the frosting:

1/4 cup sugar
-3 tablespoons cornstarch
-1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-3 tablespoons milk
-1 tablespoon butter, melted
-1/2 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter
-5 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, sifted
-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

How to prepare:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Grease and flour a 9-inch cake pan.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ube paste, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 4. Gradually add the sugar until the mixture is thick and smooth.
4. Stir in the oil or melted butter until well combined.
5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and vanilla extract.
6. Pour into the ube batter and stir until well combined.
7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
9. For the frosting: In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, milk, and peanut butter.
10. Frost the cooled cake with the peanut butter mixture.
11. Decorate with whipped cream or fresh fruit if desired.

Ube flavorings for the Philippines

If you’re looking to incorporate a new flavor into your Philippine cuisine repertoire, look no further than ube. This sweet and slightly tart root veg is perfect for adding a unique twist to your dishes, and there are plenty of ways to flavor it up.

Here are some of the most popular options:

1. Ube Syrup: This syrup is made from boiled ube and sugar, and is used as a topping or glaze for desserts or ice cream. It’s also great in coffee or tea!

2. Ube Jam: This preserves the natural sweetness of ube while adding a touch of tangy flavor. It can be used as a condiment on toast, in salads, or as a filling for pastries like pandesalballs (a Filipino pastry).

3. Ube Fruits: If you’d rather not make any syrup or jam, you can simply use whole ubes as ingredients in your dishes. Try slicing them thin and serving them with yogurt or ice cream for a refreshing snack option.


Ube is a purple yam that has recently become a popular treat for those looking for something unique and delicious to add to their diets. It comes in many different flavors, and with the right cooking method, they can be turned into some amazing desserts. If you’re curious about ubes but don’t know where to start, this article will provide you with everything you need to know in order to cook them up and serve them at your next party or gathering.