Ube Halaya is a type of Filipino Dessert made from purple yam. There are quite a few ways of preparing this dish. Some Ube halaya version makes use of condensed milk to cook the yam with, while others depend on coconut milk. This version only uses 3 major ingredients: purple yam, coconut milk, and sugar. Although it sounds really simple to prepare which is true, the outcome is something that you should look forward to.
Ube Halaya can be eaten as it is for dessert. It is sweet and has a thick sticky texture. It is also one of the ingredients of a favorite Filipino Summer Dessert called Halo-halo. I enjoy ube halaya either by itself, with halo halo (its perfect during warm weather), and sometime I eat it as a spread. I top it on saltine crackers and snack on it. How about you, how do you eat your ube halaya?
If you will refer to the recipe below, you’ll notice how easy it is to make your own Ube Halaya dish. However, I need to advise you to be a little patient when it comes to stirring the mixture until it gets thick. It took around 25 minutes to get the texture that I wanted. This means that I have to stir every minute to prevent the mixture from sticking on the bottom of the pot.