Purple Passion: Ube Halaya

9 months ago

ube halaya

Whenever someone goes to Baguio, we always ask them to buy us ube as pasalubong. Here we show you how you can make these purple-colored treats in the comforts of your own home.



Recipe by Atty. Gaby Concepcion

Photographed by Ron Mendoza of Studio 100

Makes 2 cups


1 kilo Uncooked ube

¼ cup Butter

1 can Evaporated milk

1 ½ – 2 cups White sugar


  1. Boil the ube in water until tender. Once cool, peel the ube then grate using a cheese grater.
  2. In a large non-stick pot or pan, melt the butter over low heat. Pour in the evaporated milk and sugar, then stir well.
  3. When sugar has melted, add the grated ube then stir continuously until the texture of the mixture becomes really thick, about 20-30 minutes under low fire. Stir continuously so that the bottom does not burn.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a buttered mold or llanera and let the mixture cool. Consume immediately or store in the refrigerator.


For more homemade ideas, try these recipes:

Bibingkang Cassava with Macapuno

Galapong sa Latik


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