Filipino Native Food · Kakanin

Kalamay Ube


Kalamay Ube

Kalamay Ube Recipe

1 pack, 16 oz grated ube
1 2/3 cups sweet rice flour
1 can coconut milk
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
1/2 tsp food color
1 tbsp coconut oil (from the latik)
2 cans of coconut milk or 1 can of the brand that I use (see photo below)*Note:
Recipe yields 2 cake pans
You can add 1/4 cup more sugar if you prefer it sweeter.


Prepare the latik by transferring the coconut milk into a small pot or pan. Let it boil until it curdles.

Prepare the banana leaves (if you prefer) and grease with the oil from the latik.

In a wok combine all ingredients. Mix until well combined.

Cook in low heat. Keep stirring until mixture is very thick.

Transfer the cooked mixture into the banana leaves and top with latik.

Serve warm. Enjoy!


Heat coconut milk in a pan. Bring to a boil.

Keep stirring for about 15-20 minutes until the milk turned into oil and leave a solid residue.

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Credits: @roselyn_bd