Why do you need ube ice cream in your life? Well, besides it being a Filipino favorite, it’s also purple ice cream, so how can you go wrong with that? Check out the ube ice cream recipe below!
This is a common Filipino ice cream recipe, as it is a best seller in the Philippines. This ice ream has a very unique taste that is very fitting for the Filipino palate. The main ingredient in this ice cream is ube or the purple yam. This is a root crop variant of yam that you can tell apart from the rest because of it’s lavender color.
If you haven’t had ube ice cream before, then this is a must have! Try out the recipe below!
- 2½ cups cream
- 1½ cup milk
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 4 eggs yolks, lightly beaten
- 2 cups cooked mashed ube (purple yam)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- drops of red food color
- drops of blue food color
- Combine the cream, milk and sugar in a sauce pan.
- Heat slowly while continuously mixing until it reaches near boiling point and sugar is completely dissolved, but do not boil!
- In a mixing bowl, place the egg yolks and add in about a cup of the heated cream mixture while whisking.
- Now pour this mixture into the sauce pan and continue to heat while continuously mixing.
- Take a tablespoon and dip it into the liquid to see if it sticks to the back side. If it does, then you can turn the heat off.
- Place the mixture in a heat-proof container and add in drops of the red and blue food color. Add these until the desired color is achieved.
- Add in the vanilla extract and let it cool down.
- Once the mixture is cooled down, put it in the fridge for at least four hours.
- In an ice cream maker, combine the cream mixture with the mashed ube and churn according to your ice cream maker’s instructions, about 30-40 minutes.
- At this point, feel free to eat the ice cream. However, if you want a more firm ice cream, freeze for at least 6 hours.