No ice cream machine is needed to make this delicious and flavorful Filipino Ube Ice Cream! With five ingredients and a little mixing, you have homemade ube ice cream that is fine in texture, creamy, and a healthier version of the store-bought ice cream!
Health benefits of Ube or Purple Yam:
- Great source of antioxidants
- A delicious source of good carbohydrates
- Aids in lowering blood sugar when eaten without sweeteners
- Promotes a healthy digestive system because of its fiber content
- Rich source of Vitamins A and C
Tips and Variations:
- If you love texture, add bits of boiled ube (purple yam) right before you freeze it.
- Where to find Ube: Check your local Asian market to find ube halaya (ube jam), ube powder, or ube extract. If you can’t find it at your local Asian grocery store, amazon.com has some available.
- Fresh Ube is not always available, so feel free to use frozen grated ube, or you can use ube halaya. Also note, that since ube halaya is already sweet, add less condensed milk.
- Add vanilla extract to give the ube ice cream more flavor.
- Add chocolate chips, it makes it tastes better!
How to Make Ube Ice Cream:
Listed below are all the ingredients you will need:
- all-purpose cream or heavy whipping cream
- ube (purple yams) boiled, peeled, and cut into wedges
- condensed milk
- coconut milk
- ube flavoring
If using fresh ube (purple yams):
In a pot over medium, heat up some water and place the sliced ube. Boil it for about 35 minutes or until tender.
In a mixer or food processor, add all-purpose cream and mix until it becomes foamy about 2-3 minutes. If using heavy whipping cream, mix until stiff peak forms:
Next, fold in the boiled ube, condensed milk, 1 tablespoon ube flavoring, and coconut cream and mix until well combined:
Feel free to add more ube flavoring for a stronger taste.
Now, we are ready to freeze it!
Transfer into a container, cover and freeze overnight and cover with parchment paper or plastic wrap:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does ube taste like taro?
A: The texture is almost the same but ube and taro are different. The taste of ube is slightly sweeter than taro.
Q: Can you use Nestle cream instead of heavy cream?
A: Nestle cream is a popular cream used in the Philippines and it can be used for this recipe. Just make sure to whip it well so it becomes foamy.
Q: Can you make this in an ice cream maker as well?
A: Yes, you can make this recipe in an ice cream maker.
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Ube Ice Cream
- 1 cup all-purpose cream or heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup ube boiled peeled and cut into wedges
- ¼ cup condensed milk
- ¼ cup coconut Milk
- 1-2 tablespoon ube flavoring
- In a pot over medium, heat up some water and place the sliced ube. Boil it for about 35 minutes or until tender.
- In a bowl or food processor, add all-purpose cream and mix until it becomes foamy about 2-3 minutes. If using heavy whipping cream, mix until stiff peak forms.
- Next, add in the boiled ube, condensed milk, 1 tablespoon ube flavoring and coconut cream and mix until well combined. Feel free to add more ube flavoring for a stronger taste.
- Transfer into a container, cover and freeze overnight.
- Best served frozen
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