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ube halaya recipe

Ube Halaya with Coconut Milk Recipe

Ube Halaya with Coconut Milk is a popular dessert usually served during special occasions in the Philippines.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ube halaya, ube halaya with coconut milk
Servings: 8
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 50 g butter melted
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 500 g grated purple yam ube
  • ½ cup grated cheese for toppings


  • In a pan over low heat, melt the butter.
  • Combine coconut milk, condense milk and brown sugar, stir until well incorporated and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the grated yam (ube), continuously stir until well combined. 
  • Set it to medium heat and cook for 30 mins until it thickens. You need to keep stirring to avoid burning and sticking from the pan. 
  • Remove from the pan and transfer to a greased pan or molder. Sprinkle with grated cheese for toppings. 


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2mg