Purple Yam Ice Cream

Embark on a culinary adventure with ube, a vivid purple yam originating from the Philippines, celebrated for its enticingly sweet and nutty flavor. In the Philippines the purple yam is called Ube in the Tagalog language of the Philippines. This versatile gem not only lends its captivating hue to desserts like ice cream, cakes, and pastries but also brings a wealth of health benefits, boasting antioxidants, fiber, and essential nutrients that make indulging in its velvety creations not just a treat for the taste buds, but a nourishing delight for your well-being. Savor the enchanting world of ube and let its vibrant taste and nutritional richness elevate your culinary experience to new heights.

Health Benefits: vitamin B6, C, A, E, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, helps asthma, may reduce cholesterol, helps reverse cognitive and motor function, may help manage blood sugar, promotes gut health, may help with depression, may help digestion, helps body weight, may ease symptoms of menopause, and may reduce inflammation.



  • 2.2 lb purple yam (halaya)
  • 1 12 oz evaporated oat or coconut milk
  • 1/2 c dark brown sugar
  • 1 10 oz condensed oat or coconut milk
  • 1/2 t Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 c Miyokos oat milk butter


  • steam yams, peel, mash, and set aside,
  • heat evaporated oat milk with brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved,
  • stir in condensed oat milk,
  • add purple yams, Celtic sea salt, and oat milk butter,
  • stir until it gets to the thickness you desire,
  • the thicker the better, usually 10 minutes.



  • 2 c oat milk heavy cream or coconut heavy cream(cold)
  • 1 can oat milk condensed milk or coconut condensed milk(cold)
  • 4 t Ube flavoring (powder)
  • 1 t 100% vanilla flavor (alcohol-free)
  • 1/2 c Ube jam (prepared above)


  • Whip nondairy milk heavy cream until it peaks,
  • pour nondairy milk and condensed nondairy milk into the center and whip again until it peaks,
  • add Ube powder flavoring and 100% vanilla extract, stir in,
  • stir in Ube jam, and mix well.
  • pour the mixture into a freezable dish,
  • put in the freezer and freeze,
  • serve after it is completely frozen.

Challenge: Make an Ube Leche Flan


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