Saturday, 22 January 2011


I was stumped by the Kulinarya Cooking Club's theme for this month. I am supposed to make something that I would like to make on my birthday. A seemingly simple task that should actually be easy as it can be anything. 

The problem is, I don't cook on my birthday. That is my special treat for myself_a break from cooking. But if I were to cook or make something it would be cake or ice cream because no birthday celebration should be without those two treats. 

So here it is, the recipe for my birthday treat, if ever I decide to have one: ube with pastillas de leche ripple ice cream. This ice cream is denser than store bought ice cream because it is loaded with halaya (purple yam jam). The streaks of pastillas de leche adds both interest and complementary flavour. 

Here's the recipe:


Cook the following ingredients together for 5 minutes:

454 gm. pack of frozen grated cooked ube (purple yam)
1 410 gm.tin of evaporated milk
3/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
red and blue food colouring

You only need half of this mixture for the ice cream. You can eat the rest as is or freeze for future use. For the ube ice cream you'll need:

1/2 of the cooked ube jam
300 mls. tub of double cream
1 c. condensed milk
1 c. fresh milk

Use a blender or hand blender to mix all of the ingredients. Transfer to a plastic tub and set aside in the refrigerator.

For the pastillas de leche ripple, you'll need:

2 c. fresh milk
1/2 c. white sugar
2 1/2 c. powdered milk
2 tbsps. butter

Heat up the milk and sugar in a pan. Add the butter. Take off the heat as soon as the butter melts. Add the powdered milk and stir until smooth. Refrigerate.


I used a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker for this. You have to freeze the tub of the ice cream maker overnight. It is better to make the ube ice cream mixture and pastillas de leche ripple the day before and refrigerate so that everything is very cold when you put them in the ice cream maker. Start the machine and pour in the pastillas de leche ripple. Let this thicken for about 20 minutes. This will not fluff up like ice cream. It will be thick and fudgy. Transfer this to a container and leave in the freezer as you churn the ube ice cream. You don't need to wash the tub. Pour the ube ice cream mixture in and run the machine for about 30 minutes or until the mixture is very thick and fluffy. 

Get a container and put a few scoops of ube ice cream in. Add a few dollops pastillas in. Add more ube ice cream. Repeat the layers until all the ice cream is in the container. With a butter knife, make a few gentle swirls in the ice cream. Freeze for a few hours to set.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, you will have to whisk the ube ice cream mixture and pastillas de leche ripple separately with an electric mixer. Freeze. After a few hours, whisk again to break up any ice particles. Repeat the process until the mixture is evenly fluffy and nearly set. Then layer them and swirl with a butter knife. Freeze to set.

This post is  for the KULINARYA COOKING CLUB theme for January 2011: Filipino Birthday Treat. 

See the posts of the other members by visiting their blogs.

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  1. Can you invite me over to have this ube with pastillas de leche ripple ice cream? wow the name alone makes my heart jump haha..
    I hear you, I also have that drama that I don't cook nor do anything for 24 hours on my birthday... yeah im writing about it but of course I get sidetracked by coming to your site.. hahah..

    Happy (mock) birthday adora!

  2. I love homemade ice cream and ube with pastillas de leche ripple ice cream combines two delicious flavors, great job on this challenge!

  3. Wow! It's got everything that I love! Ube, pastillas and Ice Cream! So yummy! :)

  4. This is the ultimate ice cream! Sana kapitbahay kita..LOL!

  5. OMG!!What an ice cream=;)It's not ice cream season here yet but had bookmarked for summer! WOW!!! Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Great combo of ingredients and both my favs. Good choice of dish and it looks yummy!

  7. Hello! We both like ube for treats! Hmm, I think I'd like to have ube icecream with my ube cake...perfection! Thanks for joining the challenge this month ;-)

  8. i miss ube ice cream! and with that pastillas ripple - i'm craving it now. thanks for the wonderful recipe, adora!

  9. I want to eat this right NOW!!! lol... i am craving for this now.

  10. I could stare at your pics all day long....I love ube ice cream! Haay naku ang lalayo ninyo sa akin=)

  11. I now have a new ube ice cream flavor to try. Pastillas de leche ripple/ube sounds delicious.

  12. Ohh this is a great twist to ube. It has been so long since I had ube ice cream.

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