Filipino Native Food · Kakanin

Ube Kalamay

Ube Kalamay Recipe
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Kalamay Ube with Latik Recipe, get the perfect chewyness texture. Super sarap.. its the best Filipino kakanin ever. And if you want to exagerrate more on this dessert.. add some macapuno or langka and you can totaly forget about the word diet. Lol.. Happy cooking! Aside from ube you can also make the Langka flavor or and color it with orange.

Kalamay Ube Recipe 


2 cups grated ube (16 oz)
1 ⅔ cups glutinous rice flour
3 cans coconut milk
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
½ tsp food color
1 tbsp coconut oil (from the latik)

2 cans of coconut milk/or coconut cream


  1. To make the latik, transfer the coconut milk into a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer until it curdles for about 20-30 minutes. It will turn into coconut oil with brownish residue or latik pieces. Turn off heat, strain the latik from oil. Set aside.
  2. Wilt the fresh banana leaves and grease with the coconut oil from the latik.
  3. For the Kalamay: In a large pan, combine first all ingredients. Mix until well combined. Then, start to cook over low heat. Keep stirring until mixture is very thick.
  4. Transfer the cooked mixture into a bilao lined with banana leaves and top with latik. Serve warm. Enjoy!
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