Ube Halaya Recipe

  • 1 kilo ube yam root
  • 1 can (14 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cans (12 ounces) condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)


  1. On a pot, boil the unpeeled ube yam in water and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and let cool.
  3. Peel and finely grate the ube yam.
  4. Heat a big wok in medium heat.
  5. Melt butter or margarine, add the condensed milk and vanilla flavoring.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Add the 1 kilo grated ube yam.
  8. Adjust the heat to low.
  9. Keep on mixing the ingredients for about 30 minutes or until sticky and a bit dry (but still moist).
  10. Add the evaporated milk and continue to mix for another 15 minutes.
  11. Let cool and place on a large platter.
  12. Refrigerate before serving the halayang ube.

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