Ube Halaya is a classic dessert in the Philippines, a sweet pudding-like jam made with grated purple yam and sweet coconut milk! While some recipes call for condensed milk, this easy, traditional vegan ube halaya recipe simply calls for three ingredients: grated ube, coconut milk, and sugar.
Frozen grated ube can be found in your local Asian market. This recipe can be made with 1 16-ounce package. It helps to thaw it in the refrigerator the night before.
The consistency of your ube halaya depends on how long you cook it. For a more spreadable consistency, cook for about 20-25 minutes, while for moldable cakes, definitely cook for longer, about 40 minutes, until the consistency is thick, pulls away from the edges of the sauce pan easily, and barely spreads back as you stir.