Over the past year, ube has emerged as a trendy dessert ingredient that’s popped up in everything from ice cream to pastries. The vibrant purple yam has long been used as an ingredient in desserts in the Philippines, where it grows natively. It’s an essential ingredient in halo halo, an iconic Filipino dessert that involves shaved ice, sweet beans, and plenty of ube.
Outside of halo halo, though, there are plenty of Houston dessert spots that are mixing this brightly-colored, slightly-sweet starch into ice cream, milkshakes, and so much more. Use this map as a guide to the city’s best ube desserts, and don’t forget to snap a photo for the ‘gram before devouring them.Read More