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Ube Kalamay Recipe

This is a recipe for ube kalamay.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 790kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup grated purple yam ube
  • 2 teaspoons purple ube flavoring
  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup latik
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Combine water, glutinous rice flour, and 2 cups of coconut milk in a bowl. Mix well using a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • Heat a cooking pot. Pour 2 cups of coconut milk. Let boil.
  • Add shredded purple yam. Stir and cook in medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the glutinous rice flour mixture into the cooking pot. Stir until all the ingredients are well blended.
  • Gradually add the sugar while stirring. Continue to cook until the mixture becomes very thick.
  • Brush coconut oil in a mold (I used a quiche mold for this recipe). Put the cooked ube kalamay in the mold. Spread it around the mold. Brush remaining coconut oil over the ube kalamay. Flatten top using a spoon. Top with latik.
  • Let the kalamay cool down for 1 hour. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 790kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 6mg