Ube Ice Cream – Purple Yam Ice Cream – Ube Jam Method

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Last Updated on January 11, 2023 by Chef Mireille

Ube Ice Cream – Purple Yam Ice Cream

This method of the popular Filipino Ube Ice Cream uses the ube jam method. Get the recipe for both and enjoy this delicious summertime ice cream.

Ube Ice Cream recipe

Helayang Ube is a ubiquitous ingredient in Filipino cuisine. You find it used in making everything from smoothies and cakes to bread and ice cream.

Ube is a sweet purple yam used in Filipino cuisine. Do not confuse this with the Peruvian Purple Potatoes or the Japanese Purple Potatoes. Ube has much darker and richer purple flesh and is much sweeter. Here in America, it most often found frozen. Look for frozen cooked and mashed ube in your local Asian market.

The first time I had Ube Ice Cream was when I was in Penang (Malaysia) and I have been a fan ever since. There are a few different ways to make ube ice cream. Many often just use ube extract or ube powder to get the color and flavor. However, I wanted to opt for the most natural and traditional way of making the Ube Ice Cream.

This methodology includes making Ube Jam first. Ube Jam is common in the Phillipines and often had for breakfast with toast and cheese.


I made this Ube Jam a little looser than when I make Helayang Ube (Gluten Free Ube Cake) and is the staple for the ice cream.

Now that you have the Ube Jam made, it’s time to make the Ube Ice Cream – Purple Yam Ice Cream – Ube Jam Method

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This Ube Ice Cream – Purple Yam Ice Cream – Ube Jam Method is super luscious and creamy!

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Ube Ice Cream recipe
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Ube Ice Cream

Ube Ice Cream made with Filipino sweet purple yam is a delicious regional ice cream.
Prep Time45 minutes
Freezing Time8 hours
Course: Ice Cream
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 168kcal


  • 1 cup ube jam
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • Ube extract


  • In a large bowl, whisk together ube jam, coconut milk, heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Add ube extract, as desired for color. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer to a freezer safe container.
  • After 2 hours, mix and return to the freezer.
  • Mix again after another 2 hours.
  • Freeze overnight.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 144mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Purple yam icecream sounds very unique and delicious. Love the bright lavender color from the ube jam . Hope i am able to get some purple yam in India to try this delicious ice cream

  2. 5 stars
    I’m definitely going to look for purple yam when I go to Montreal. Simply love the natural purple colour of the ice cream and best part is that the recipe is so easy to follow with just a few ingredients.

  3. 5 stars
    This Ube Ice Cream looks so creamy and delish – I have access to purple yam (Ube?) , not sure of the jam though… perfect treat for the upcoming summer….

  4. 5 stars
    Purple yam icecream looks so attractive. What a beautiful colour. Now I have to get purple yam to try this rich creamy icecream. I can imagine the heavenly taste.

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