Cool down with this soft and creamy ube ice candy. With only a few ingredients, these make the perfect treat for the hot weather.
What is ice candy?
Ice candy is an ice pop-style treat enjoyed in the Philippines. Many countries all over the world have their own version. Flavours can be made with fresh fruit, juice, and other ingredients. The flavour possibilities are endless!
Try out other ice candy flavours!
The rise of ube
You may have been seeing ube flavoured desserts pop up on the menus of many food establishments. It’s no surprise that this vibrant purple tuber has gained popularity in the west.
What is ube?
Ube is a tuber native to the Philippines not to be confused with purple yam, purple potato, and other purple root vegetables. It’s known for its natural vibrant purple colour and is used in popular desserts in Filipino cuisine. You’ll find it in a variety of dishes such as ube halaya, ice cream, and of course, ice candy! If you live in the west, ube may be hard to get your hands on. If fresh ube is not accessible to you, it’s also common to use ube extract in place of the natural stuff.
What does it taste like?
Ube has a really unique flavour! Some would describe the flavour of ube as being nutty with subtle vanilla. It’s subtle flavour makes it the perfect compliment to flavours like coconut, mango, and more!
If you’ve never had ube before, this is a nice, refreshing segue to the world of this vibrant and uniquely flavoured ingredient.