Ube Halaya Balls

by Pauline De Mesa
Dessert | February 28, 2019

These pasalubong favorite ube balls is an easy dessert recipe that your kids will surely enjoy making. With just 5 ingredients rolled into bite-sized balls, you have sweet treats ready to plop in your mouth.

Recipe by Chef Via Pelea
Photographed by Ron Mendoza of Studio 100
Art direction by Janelle Año
Sittings editor Yllaine Sabenecio

*Makes about 50 balls

Ingredients :

50 servings
0.25 kg Boiled ube, grated
1 cup Sugar
0.5 can Condensed milk
2 cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Sugar for rolling

Procedure :

  • 1
    Mix together ube and sugar in a saucepan and cook over low heat until dry and well-blended.
  • 2
    Add the condensed milk and continue stirring for about 10 minutes until very thick and shiny.
  • 3
    Switch off heat. Add butter and vanilla extract and continue stirring until well-blended. Let cool in a bowl.
  • 4
    Once the ube is cool enough to handle, roll ube into 1⁄2" balls then roll in sugar to coat.