Ube Ice Cream Recipe

April 5, 2015 (Last Updated: April 4, 2015)

How to make Homemade Ube Ice Cream

Summer is here and the weather is really hot, you need to cool down your body by drinking more water and eat something cold like these famous Filipino cold treats, such as Buko Ice Candy, Ube Cheese Icebox Cake, Mango Ice Candy, Pineapple Cherry Icebox Cake, Mango Sorbetes, Fruit Ice Drop, Mango Ice Drop, Avocado Sorbetes, Mango Float, Frozen Brazo de Mercedes, Fruit Cocktail Icebox Cake and Halo Halo.

In this recipe we are going to make another Ice Cream treat, the Ube Ice Cream and you don’t need an ice cream maker to do this.  Our main ingredient for this is the ever popular Ube Halaya, made from the root crop purple yam.

Ube Ice Cream Recipe can also be used as additional ingredient for your Halo Halo, or a topping for Inutak dessert.


ube ice cream recipe

Ube Ice Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Ube Halaya
  • 2 packs (250ml) all purpose cream, chilled
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • violet food color gel,
  • Barquillos, to serve (optional)

ube ice cream ingredients

Ube Ice Cream Instructions:

  • Measure 1 cup Ube Halaya and place it on desired container, preferably with a plastic cover.
  • Add in ½ cup sweetened condensed milk, 2 packs (250ml) chilled nestle cream, a pinch of salt.
  • Mix the ube mixture with an electric mixer until smooth and incorporated.
  • Add violet food color gel little by little and mix until well blended, you can add more coloring to achieve your desired hue.
  • Test the taste of your ube mixture if you wish to be a little bit sweeter just add a tablespoon of condensed milk one at a time and whisk again until well blended.
  • You can do it manually with a whisk if you want, but I find it easy to use a hand mixer.
  • Cover with a plastic or anything and freeze until partially set about an hour or less.
  • Take off from the freezer and mix it again with the electric mixer until smooth, cover and freeze for another hour. Again, do it one more time and at this point you can add a cheese or macapuno strings if you want extra flavor and freeze until it is ready to be served.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or a regular spoon, serve it in a dessert glass with barquillos and enjoy your Ube Ice Cream.

ube ice cream recipe

Cool down this summer with Ube Ice Cream Recipe.

ube ice cream recipe

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    Terri S

    March 13, 2017 at 3:39 am

    This site is fantastic!! I have never even heard of half the ingredients! I love, Love, LOVE ice cream!

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    March 12, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Is Ube Halaya steamed mashed purple yam? Thanks!

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    March 10, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I just made this ube ice cream and it was delish.my kids loves it too.thank you for sharing this recipe.?

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    March 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Can i use ube jam ?

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      Ed Joven
      March 25, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      yes you can use the Ube Jam.

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    Elizabeth Johnson

    November 26, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I’ve never tried ube ice cream, but I have always wanted to out of curiosity. Thank you for this recipe!

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    Lisa Coomer Queen

    April 21, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    This Ube Ice Cream Recipe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Sara Trojaniello

    April 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    This must be something amazing!!

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    April 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

    This seems simple, worth a shot! 🙂

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    robyn donnelly

    April 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    It looks interesting and I like ice cream too.

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    Angelyn Caraig

    April 14, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Thanks for this recipe. I’ll try it one of these days. My kids will surely love it.

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    Tina F

    April 14, 2015 at 12:01 am

    This sounds so good. I want to try this with m,y kids as we all love ice cream

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    Ria Alemina

    April 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Oh yeah gonna try to make this receive at home for my son. He loves ice cream!

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    Jonathan Mark Gagan

    April 13, 2015 at 1:48 am

    My sister would like to try that recipe because ube is our mom’s favorite dessert.

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    Jaclyn Reynolds

    April 12, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    This looks so delicious, would love to enjoy some on a hot day!

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    April 12, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    This recipe looks tasty! I love ice cream!

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    April 12, 2015 at 1:01 am

    I’ve never tried making ice cream. Yours looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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    Maricel Fajardo

    April 11, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Looks yummy and delicious I love ube eversince..

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    Lorraine Squires

    April 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve had this ice cream and it’s delicious. Now I’ll try to make it at home.

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    Kim Hampton

    April 11, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    This sounds really good. I love the color!

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    Ann Cagalingan
    April 11, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Wow i love UBe flavor! and it’s perfect for summer!

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    sherry ann gole cruz

    April 11, 2015 at 10:29 am

    my kids would love this for summer!

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    Madelie del Valle

    April 11, 2015 at 4:13 am

    I love to make ice cream, but haven;t made it in a long time. I love making vanilla, cocnut and mango. Adding fresh ingredients is a must. It tastes better than the store bought. Iam going to try this one. It really looks delicious.

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    Starla B

    April 11, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Such a pretty color and looks so good! I have never tried anything Ube, but it sounds interesting!

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    James Robb

    April 11, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I think it would be healthy to eat ice cream this way.

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    Tamara Mullen

    April 11, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Looks yummy. I want to try this Icecream

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    marla king

    April 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I love ice cream & I love the color. This would be great for a little girl’s party.

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    Maye Domencil
    April 10, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Just in time for summer. We will also try ube for our home made ice cream.

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    April 10, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Over the weekend, I made mango-graham naman and everyone at home loved it especially my son who requested to make lecheflan flavor naman daw.

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    Glen Reniel Tabilona

    April 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Pinoy favorites. 😀

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    Vanessa Richard
    April 10, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    this sounds delicious and i think the color would make it appealing to little ones

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    April 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    This ice cream looks so interesting to make! Would like to try it.

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    April 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    wow so great.. ube is my favorite.. i will try this on my home.. this is so easy and i will follow the procedure.. hope it will be good 😉

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    April 10, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Wow. This looks delicious.

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    lovely joy merced

    April 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Wow this is cool, would definitely try this! just in time for summer, thanks for the recipe!

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    April 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I have no idea what halaya is but the finished product sure does look good.I’m not sure where I can find halaya. Maybe at one of the larger grocery stores.

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    Kelly D

    April 10, 2015 at 10:47 am

    This looks great. My kids would love it.

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    Sara Arcuri

    April 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Looks delicious! I gotta try making this! 🙂

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    Thomas Murphy

    April 10, 2015 at 10:01 am

    This looks fun to make! Thanks for the recipe.

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    April 10, 2015 at 9:25 am

    You make it sound so easy. I love the color 🙂

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    April 10, 2015 at 8:57 am

    This looks yummy! I have never seen Ube Halaya at any of my local stores though, but I will have to ask if they can get it.

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    Jana L.

    April 10, 2015 at 7:45 am

    The purple really makes it stand out. Home made ice cream is the best, thanks for the idea.

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    gretchen luper

    April 10, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I’ve never tried this ingredient but it sounds and looks yummy. it’s my next project.

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    Lynne Agapin
    April 10, 2015 at 6:14 am

    I wanna try to make this one.

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    ken ohl
    April 10, 2015 at 3:19 am

    This looks like amazing ice cream and the color my niece would love. thankyou, ken

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    April 10, 2015 at 2:01 am

    So delicioul looking , only I wish Ube Halaya is available with us ,maybe I could think of some replacement though, thanks!

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    Deb P

    April 10, 2015 at 12:23 am

    It looks like a lot of work. But also looks yummy.

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    Linda Szymoniak

    April 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Oh, this looks so interesting. I do a lot of Japanese cooking and am interested in trying some other ethnic foods. I’ve been loving the recipes I see on this site. I definitely want to try to make this. My youngest daughter will love that it’s purple, too!

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    Michelle L

    April 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Looks yummy

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    Stacy Renee

    April 9, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I have no idea where I’d get some Uba Halaya and this is the first I’ve ever heard of it but I love trying new things and this sounds awesome!

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    gert fowkes

    April 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    like it with out the purple color

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    Colette S
    April 9, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    This is something I helped with once and would love to do with my own family!

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