If you love ube and coffee as much as I do, then you’ll definitely love this delicious ube latte! It’s creamy, delicious, full of delicious ube flavors and a double shot of espresso. Perfect for the hot summer weather. Share this recipe with other ube lovers out there!
I’m going to be honest, I’ve never actually tried an ube latte outside of what I’ve made. What inspired me to make this recipe, was during my scroll through social media. This creator basically made an ube milk latte using ube halaya (ube jam). However, their recipe had no coffee! Unfortunately, it was milk that had ube in it. So, I decided to use that as a base, and simply add in shots of espresso. Viola, I had made an ube latte!
Now, I did test this out using just ube extract and also using less coffee. Just to make sure that there were a couple of options to make this recipe. However, I find that using just ube extract in the milk made it taste very fake and very artificial, which I really didn’t like.
Then, I tried using one shot of espresso, and the ratio was so off. I barely tasted the coffee and it was just all ube. And if you know me, I love my coffee, and I need to taste it through the milk. Otherwise, it just isn’t coffee to me. So, I found that two shots of espresso and using ube halaya with the milk were the best for this recipe.
Ube halaya (ha-lah-yah) is a Filipino delicacy, a sweetened purple yam treat with a jam-like consistency. Mashed purple yam, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and butter combined into one delicious dessert. Most folks believe that ube halaya is a type of jam you spread onto bread, which yes it can be, but it’s actually a dessert on its own. Ube halaya is also used as a base for various Filipino recipes, such as bread, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and now lattes!
Pronounced as: “OO-BEH”, ube is a purple yam and is a staple ingredient for Filipino desserts. Boiled, mashed, and often used as jams or to color sweet treats. It has a mild and sweet flavor, which some have said is a cross between vanilla and pistachio. Another thing, most people confuse it with taro, and the short answer is, no, they are not the same. While taro is for savory cooking, and ube is used for sweets.
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