Delicious Ube Ice Cream Recipe

Ube ice cream is a delicious dessert that originated in the Philippines. It is made with purple yam, which gives it a distinct purple color and a slightly nutty, sweet flavor. Ube ice cream has grown in popularity and can now be found in many ice cream shops around the world. It can be enjoyed on its own or as a topping for various desserts. If you have not tried ube ice cream yet, it is definitely worth a taste!

ube ice creamIngredients:

  • 2½ cups cream
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups cooked mashed ube (purple yam)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • drops of red food color
  • drops of blue food color


  1. In a saucepan combine cream, milk, and sugar. Heat slowly while continuously mixing until it reaches nearly boiling point (do not boil) and the sugar is completely dissolved
  2. Place egg yolks in a mixing bowl then slowly pour around a cup of the heated cream mixture while whisking.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan then continue to heat while continuously mixing. Dip a tablespoon and see if the liquid sticks to the back side, if it does then you can now turn the heat off.
  4. Place in a heat-proof container; add drops of red food color and blue food color, and continue adding until the desired color is achieved.
  5. Add vanilla extract then let it cool down, once cooled down place it in the fridge for at least four hours.
  6. Prepare your ice cream maker and pour the cream mixture together with mashed ube, churn according to the ice cream maker’s instructions. Mine took 30-35 minutes.
  7. You can now eat the ice cream at this stage, but if you prefer a firm ice cream freeze for at least 6 hours.