20+ Ube Recipes (The BEST Ways to Cook with Ube)

Ube, also known as purple yam, is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used to make a wide variety of dishes, from sweet to savory. It has a unique flavor that is both nutty and sweet, and its vibrant purple color makes it a visually appealing addition to any meal. Here’s 20+ tasty ube recipes to try out!

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Ube lends the prettiest violet hue to your cooking and baking! But how do you use it?

Here’s some tips for using ube in your cooking:

  • Ube can be found fresh, frozen, or dried in most Asian grocery stores.
  • If you’re using fresh ube, be sure to peel it and cut it into cubes before cooking.
  • Ube can be steamed, boiled, or roasted.
  • Once cooked, ube can be mashed, puréed, or diced.
  • Ube has a natural sweetness, so you may not need to add much additional sugar to your recipes.
  • Ube can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.
  • Ube is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

So what are you waiting for? Get creative and start using ube in your cooking today!

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The BEST Ube Recipes


Yes, it is possible to make ube ice cream successfully at home! Using an ice cream maker, this ube ice cream recipe is creamy and so good.
Get the RECIPE from Cooking Therapy
Ube Ice Cream
This moist and fluffy cake is made with ube halaya and topped with a creamy ube frosting. It's the perfect dessert for any special occasion.
Get the RECIPE from Hummingbird High
Ube Cake
This ube basque cheesecake combines Filipino and Spanish flavors. Flavored with ube halaya and ube extract, this is one of the best cheesecakes you will ever taste.
Get the RECIPE from Cooking Therapy
Ube Basque Cheesecake
Soft and fudgy ube brownies studded with white chocolate.
Get the RECIPE from Catherine Zhang
Ube Brownies
A fragrant ube dough is marbled with a classic vanilla dough for a vibrant cookie that is unlike any other.
Get the RECIPE from Constellation Inspiration
Marbled Ube Cookies
Fluffy and Moist Ube Cinnamon Rolls - Cooking Therapy
Made with ube halaya, brown sugar, and cinnamon, these ube cinnamon rolls are the perfect sweet breakfast that are not too sweet.
Get the RECIPE from Cooking Therapy
Ube Cinnamon Rolls
Ube halaya is a sweet and delicious Filipino dessert, and it’s not hard to see why it’s popular! Make it from scratch for a better tasting purple yam jam!
Get the RECIPE from The Flavor Bender
Ube Halaya
This soft and fluffy ube chiffon cake is flavored by a mixture of dehydrated purple yam powder, ube halaya, and coconut milk.
Get the RECIPE from The Little Epicurean
Ube Chiffon Cake
This ube waffle is extraordinary with its ultra chewy, mochi-like centers with a light and crispy crust–let’s not even get started on the sweet and nutty flavor of this traditional Filipino purple yam.
Get the RECIPE from Hungry Huy
Ube Waffles
Soft and airy chiffon cake topped with a thin layer of milk custard flan, this Ube Flan cake is a delicious combination of two luscious desserts!
Get the RECIPE from Woman Scribbles
Ube Flan Cake
This creamy ube cheesecake is made with an oreo cookie crust and coconut whipped cream on top. It’s full of purple yam and coconut flavour!
Get the RECIPE from Teak and Thyme
Ube Cheesecake
These easy Ube Cheesecake Bars are SO delicious! It has a crispy graham cracker crust, luscious cheesecake batter, & beautiful ube swirl topping. It’s a showstopper dessert!
Get the RECIPE from Balance with Jess
Ube Cheesecake Bars
This deliciously stunning pie features an ube and coconut cream filling in a chocolate cookie crust, and is topped with fresh whipped cream.
Get the RECIPE from Love and Olive Oil
Ube & Coconut Cream Pie

    Savory Dishes

    Chickpea-free hummus made with a simple mixture of sweet potato, tahini, and spices. Perfect for a a fun snack, appetizer, breakfast, or light meal.
    Get the RECIPE from Flora & Vino
    Ube Toast
    Cosy up to a bowl of this colourful purple yam soup prepared with fresh ube, coconut milk and ginger. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and ready in 30 minutes!
    Get the RECIPE from Foodaciously
    Ube Soup
    This ube pandesal recipe is absolutely delicious! Give the classic Filipino breakfast staple an exciting and delicious twist with the new ube cheese pandesal with ube halaya!
    Get the RECIPE from Aubrey's Kitchen
    Ube Pandesal
    These savory pastries are perfect for a party or potluck.
    Get the RECIPE from Junbelen.com
    Ube Empanadas
    These Purple Sweet Potato Pasta are eye-catching and a sublime game changer to your lunch or dinner!
    Get the RECIPE from Suncore Foods
    Ube Pasta
    This beautiful purple ube hummus is as delicious as it looks. It’s vegan and gluten free, and very simple to make!
    Get the RECIPE from Cooking by Laptop
    Ube Hummus


      Ube latte is a sweet delicious mixture of espresso, ube flavoring, and sweetened condensed coconut milk. Try it iced or serve warm.
      Get the RECIPE from The Little Epicurean
      Iced Ube Latte
      This ube milkshake takes less than 10 minutes with only 4 ingredients. Also included are tips on how to make the perfect milkshake!
      Get the RECIPE from Cooking Therapy
      Ube Milkshake
      Ube Horchata, a delicious fusion of Asian & Mexican flavors.
      Get the RECIPE from FOOD is Four Letter Word
      Ube Horchata
      Sweet, creamy and vibrant, this Ube Milk Tea is a refreshing drink, perfect for summer! Add tapioca pearls to make delicious Ube Bubble Tea!
      Get the RECIPE from The Flavor Bender
      Ube Milk Tea

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      20+ Ube Recipes (Sweet & Savory)

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      Prep Time: 10 minutes
      Cook Time: 20 minutes
      Total Time: 30 minutes
      Servings: 4 people


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