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Ube panna cotta sliced, showing the purple yam filling in the center.
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Ube Panna Cotta

Smooth and creamy panna cotta with ube (purple yam) centers, this Ube Panna Cotta is a delightful way to enjoy our favorite ube filled within a creamy base. #purpleyam #ube #pannaCotta
Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Keyword ube panna cotta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
chill time 12 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 434kcal
Author sanna


  • 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1 and 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 and 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 7 tbsp ube halaya (purple yam jam)
  • coconut flakes for garnish


  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon of ube halaya in the centers of 7 baking molds or cups (4 inches deep, 4 inches diameter). Set aside.
  • Sprinkle unflavored gelatin powder over 3 tbsp cold water in a small bowl. Let this mixture sit until it starts to soften (about 5 -10 minutes). Microwave it for 15-18 seconds at a time until the mixture turns to liquid and is clear.
  • In a small saucepan, combine heavy cream and sugar and heat over low, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add coconut milk and stir just until the mixture is heated through for about a minute or two. Add the gelatin liquid and stir well. Turn off heat. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Pour the liquid mixture until each mold is about 3/4 full. Press the uba halaya so that they are submerged in the cream. Chill the panna cotta in the fridge to set for at least 12 hours. To unmold, run a knife gently along the edges of the panna cotta. Carefully turn over on serving plates. Garnish with coconut flakes.


  • I used my trusty baking cups that are 4 inches deep and are 4 inches in diameter.
  • You can use any molds or cups you have that approximately holds about 3/4 cup liquid. Mason jars work too if you don’t plan on unmolding the panna cotta.


Serving: 1baking cup | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 240mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4090IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.7mg