Kalamay Ube Recipe

Ube Kalamay Recipe

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The Philippines should be proud of the many native sweets from its many provinces. One Filipino native sweet which deserves more applause is Kalamay (Calamay). Kalamay is a sticky and super sweet rice cake made from coconut milk, brown sugar, and ground glutinous rice.


  • 1 Pack 16 oz grated Ube
  • 2 Cup Sweet Rice Flour
  • 1 1/2 Can of Coconut Milk
  • 1 3/4 Cup sugar
  • Drops of Food Coloring
  • 1 Tsp vanilla (optional)
  • Banana leaves
  • Oil from Curd
  • 2 Cans of Coconut Milk for Curd


  1. In a large Pan or Wok, Combine the Coconut Milk, Sugar, Sweet rice flour and Grated Ube (Purple Yam) and mix well until well combined.
  2. Cook on Low heat and keep stirring until the mixture gets thick.
  3. Put some coconut oil when stirring to prevent sticking.
  4. Transfer the cooked mixture into in a pan lined with wilted Banana leaves.
  5. Flatten by using an oiled metal spoon and top with coconut curd.
  6. Serve.

To Prepare Curd:

  1. Prepare the Curd by pouring the coconut milk into a pan and let boil until it curdles.

To Serve:

  1. Refrigerate the Ube Kalamay and then Slice into square or diagonal shapes


This video shows another recipe for kalamay ube.


Keywords: sweet rice cake, glutinous rice cake, traditional, Christmas treats