How to Make Filipino Purple Yam Ice Cream (Vegetarian)

Purple yam, a tuberous root vegetable gives this ice cream a natural lavender color. Yam is different to Taro or purple sweet potato. You can buy this yam from any Filipino, Thai or Vietnamese grocer.

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How to Make Filipino Purple Yam Ice Cream (Vegetarian) Recipe
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"Ube"-a Filipino purple /lavender colored yam in a frozen grated form. You can buy this in the frozen section of a Vietnamese/ Filipino/ Thai/ possibly Indonesian grocer.

"Ube"-a Filipino purple /lavender colored yam in a frozen grated form. You can buy this in the frozen section of a Vietnamese/ Filipino/ Thai/ possibly Indonesian grocer.

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Steam the grated purple yam for 15 minutes.

Steam the grated purple yam for 15 minutes.

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Gently simmer milk and sugar. Switch of the flame once the sugar dissolves.

Gently simmer milk and sugar. Switch of the flame once the sugar dissolves.

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Now mash the purple yam with a fork.

Now mash the purple yam with a fork.

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In a container - ass both purple yam and milk with sugar

In a container - ass both purple yam and milk with sugar

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Blitz till smooth.

Blitz till smooth.

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Add the thickened cream  and cream

Add the thickened cream and cream

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To make a smooth ice cream - strain the mixture and remove all lumps.

To make a smooth ice cream - strain the mixture and remove all lumps.

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Place the mixture in your ice cream machine. Follow the manufacturer's instruction.

Place the mixture in your ice cream machine. Follow the manufacturer's instruction.

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Allow the ice cream to set in the freezer for at least 4 hours. If you do not have an ice cream machine, place it in a Popsicle mold or serve it as a granita by scraping the ice cream with a fork.

Allow the ice cream to set in the freezer for at least 4 hours. If you do not have an ice cream machine, place it in a Popsicle mold or serve it as a granita by scraping the ice cream with a fork.

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