My youngest brother gave me quite a few purple yam (ube) from his yard. He knows that I love making purple yam jam (halayang ube) and he had tasted what I cooked last time. Compared to what he made, mine tasted better. The reason is, I put more ingredients in my jam while he put only condensed milk, sugar and evaporated milk. I think the coconut milk and butter added more flavor.
I made this recipe many times already because I really love the taste. My hubby love to have it for dessert. I also share it to my siblings and nephews. Last night, I stayed until past midnight cooking this recipe.
1 1/2 kilogram uncooked purple yam, (boiled then grated, shredded, or mashed)
1 cup coconut milk
1 can condensed milk (300ml)
200 grams butter
1 can evaporated milk (400ml)
1 cup brown sugar
Boil the the ube (yam) until tender then grate or mash. In a cooking pot, put in the coconut milk and let it boil. Add the, evaporated milk, condensed milk, butter and sugar then stir well.
Put in the purple yam then stir occasionally until the texture of the mixture becomes really thick (about 15 to 20 minutes under low fire)
Transfer the mixture to a mold or any container and let the temperature cool down.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours then serve.
I am a Filipina who is married to my American husband from Texas. I am a Christian with a strong faith in the Lord. I am what I am by the grace and mercy of God, a sinner saved by grace and without God I am nothing. I have simple dreams in life, just to live happily with my husband and together we will worship & serve the Lord. I love God above all and despite many trials in life God is always there to carry me through. I love the beach, sightseeing, nature tripping, gardening... I just love and appreciate the beauty of God's wonderful creation. Jesus Christ is my Creator, Lord and Savior of my life. I don't have riches in this world but as long as I have Jesus in my life then I have everything.