How to cook Ube Halaya (Ube Powder)

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  • 3/4 cup purple yam powder
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter


  1. Place yam powder and milk in a saucepan; mix thoroughly.
  2. Add sugar, egg and butter; simmer over low heat for about 1 hour.
  3. Stir constantly using a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens and becomes elastic.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a lightly greased containers with lid; let cool to room temperature.

Do not cover while still hot.
When cooled, cover and chill in the refrigerator for about 3 hours; serve chilled in individual bowls.

Serves 4 to 6.

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