Last Updated on February 8, 2021 by April
Ube desserts have been taking the Internet by storm lately, but this ingredient has been a staple in Filipino cuisine for a very long time. Although there is no official documentation of how or when Filipino families began using ube in recipes, we do know it will continue to be a favorite.
If you are interested in experiencing the wonders of ube, make sure to try out a few of the recipes below. They’ll blow your mind! However, before we get started, check out the answers below to the most popular questions about ube.
What is Ube?
Ube comes from the plant Dioscorea Alata, which is specifically grown in the Philippines. The ube plant is often used in Filipino desserts and eaten at potlucks, birthdays, and holidays.
What Does Ube Taste Like?
The taste of ube can be described as nutty and sweet with a hint of vanilla.
Is Ube Naturally Purple?
Yes! Ube gets its beautiful vivid violet color from the high amount of anthocyanins it contains.
Does Ube Taste Like Taro?
Both ube and taro are known for their purple colors, but they taste pretty different. Ube is significantly sweeter than taro and works best in dessert dishes. Taro is a bit more earthy in taste and has the grainy texture of a sweet potato.
Is Ube Healthy?
Ube is quite healthy! Just like the sweet potato, ube is high in healthy carbohydrates, fiber, and antioxidants. Compared to other types of sweet potato, it excels in nutritional value. The best part is, ube is naturally very sweet and doesn’t require extra sweeteners to taste delicious.
35 Best Ube Dessert Recipes
Here is a roundup of the most delicoius ube desserts! Some of these are more traditional ube desserts while others are pretty modern. All of them are absolutely scrumptious though!
Ube Mochi Waffles | Keeping it Relle
Ube Milk Bread | The Little Epicurean
Ube Oreos | Casa Creatures
Ube Cake Roll | Woman Scribbles
Easy Ube Mochi Recipe (Gluten-free) | Keeping it Relle
Ube Tres Leches Cake | The Sweet and Sour Baker
Ube Halaya Jam for Ube Recipes | Bigger Bolder Baking
Easy Ube Butter Mochi | Wanderlust Style
Ube Japanese Cheesecake | Phil and Mama
Ube Crinkle Cookies | Keeping it Trelle
Ube Bars | Pagkaing Pinoy TV
Coconut Ube Rolls | Kitchen Confidante
Ube Hayala | Amiable Foods
Ube Macapuno Cake | Baked Happy
Ube (Purple Yam) Bread Rolls | Woman Scribbles
No-Bake Ube Halaya / Ube Jam Mini Cheesecakes With Ube Milk Jelly Topping | My Bare Cupboard
Baked Ube Coconut Doughnuts | Lito Supply Co
Ube and Coconut Cream Pie | Love and Olive Oil
Easy Ube Cake | Amusing Maria
3-Ingredient Ube Ice Cream (No Churn) | Bigger Bolder Baking
Ube Creme Bruelee Cake | Yummy
PUbe Langkasuy Graham Float | Pinoy Recipe
Easy Twisted Ube Mochi Bread | Lito Supply Co
Ube Chiffon Cake | The Little Epicurean
Ube Doughnuts With Coconut Milk Glaze | Burnt Lumpia
Ube Pie | Woman Scribbles
Ube Custard Tart | Woman Scribbles
Ube Cake | Woman Scribbles
Ube Panna Cotta | Woman Scribbles
Toasted Coconut Thumbprint Cookies With Rum and Ube Jam | Burnt Lumpia
Ube Pancakes | The Unlikely Baker
Ube Mochi Pancakes | Jeanell Eats
Vegan Ube Pancakes With Coconut Almond Glaze | Dining and Cooking
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