Ube Halaya

This time we’ll be using ube powder.

So thankful I found (by far) the best brand.


  • 1  cup ube powder
  • 3 (13 oz.) big cans evaporated milk plus 1 (7 oz.) small can evaporated milk
  • 1 (13 oz.) big can condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • ube essence (optional)
  • 1/8 cup glutinous rice flour (optional)

1 chemfree ube

2 chemfree

3 chemfree


  1. In a wok or a like, combine all the ingredients except the essence. Stir until well combined.
  2. Turn heat on medium and keep on stirring  until you reach the consistency you like (from spreadable to a fudge like), keep scraping the bottom as you stir to prevent burnt layer.
  3. As soon as the mixture thickens, add the ube essence according to your preference, mix and turn off heat once done.
  4. Transfer to greased containers and set aside to cool completely before refrigerating.

4 chemfree ube halaya

(the photos on the right contains ube flavoring/coloring)


Of all the ube powder brands I tried, CHEMFREE is the best brand, it has the natural ube taste I am looking for because it’s made of real dried ube. And by the way, this is not a paid advertisement, I am just so happy I found them and I just want to share this with you, you know, ube powder nowadays can be really pricey and tricky.

To my fellow OFWs who love ube and doesn’t have an access to a good ube in a place you’re in, I suggest that you include this to your list of stuff you’ll bring from your next vacation in the Philippines.


To those interested you may click here or you may contact these numbers +639178005495 / +639178506081 and look for Ms. Shari de Padua (chemfreedp@yahoo.com) for your inquiries and you may also read their success story here.

ube halaya


Thinking of using ube powder in other ways? click here for a start 🙂

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