Ube, pronounced “ooh-bay,” is taking over Instagram feeds everywhere. The vividly purple yam boasts a subtle sweet flavor and stunning appearance, especially when baked into cakes or mixed into sweet soft-serve.
More commonly found in Asian desserts — ube halaya, a jam-like filling, is used in many Filipino offerings — ube is becoming more and more prominent on Houston dessert shops of all kinds.
Whether it’s a bright purple swirl of ice-cream, a cream-filled macaron or a whimsical cake unmasking layer after purple layer, there are a number of ways to indulge wholly with ube.
Craving traditional halo-halo with scoops of sweet ube ice cream? Or perhaps something more inventive, like a dessert soufflé? These 8 ube-infused desserts are a must for anyone obsessed with this sweet purple yam.Read More