Butter and bread are a classic combination, right? Today we are switching it up and turning it purple! Introducing our delicious Ube Butter Recipe.
This sweet and creamy spread is made with just four simple ingredients: ube extract, ube powder, honey and butter. You can serve as a spread on toast for breakfast or as an easy dessert topping.
What is ube?
Ube is a type of purple sweet potato that is native to the Philippines. It has a unique and sweet flavor with hints of almond and coconut. Ube extract and powder can be found in any specialty grocery store or online.
Where would I get the powder and extract from?
You can find ube extract and powder in any specialty grocery store or online. I got mine from amazon.com. Just make sure to read the labels carefully as some brands may have added sugar or other ingredients.
How to make ube butter
– Salted butter (softened): I have used salted butter for this recipe because it adds flavor, but you can definitely use unsalted butter if desired.
– Ube extract: A few drops of ube extract will do the trick and give your butter a delicious flavor.
– Ube powder: This will add a unique purple color to your butter, as well as a slight sweetness.
– Honey: A touch of honey will balance out the flavors and add a slight sweetness.
1. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, ube extract and ube powder until blended.
2. Add in the honey and mix until everything is well combined.
3. Transfer the mixture to a jar or container with a lid and chill in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.
4. Serve cold or at room temperature on toast, muffins or cakes!
– To make this vegan, you can use vegan butter or coconut oil in place of regular butter.
– For a richer flavor, add a tablespoon of coconut cream to your mixture before chilling.
– If the ube butter is too thick for spreading, warm it up slightly until it reaches desired consistency.
– For a different flavor, you can use vanilla or almond extract in place of ube extract.
– You can also substitute the honey with any other sweetener such as maple syrup or agave nectar.
Q: Can I store ube butter?
A: Yes! This spread can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the fridge. It will also freeze well for up to three months.
Q: What other uses are there for ube butter?
A:Ube butter can be used as a filling or topping on cakes and cupcakes, stirred into oatmeal or used on a butter board.
Q: Is ube the same as taro?
A: No, they are two different types of root vegetables. Ube is a type of purple sweet potato while taro is a starchy tuber with white flesh. While both have similar flavors and can be used in desserts, they are not interchangeable in recipes.
Q: Is ube the same as purple yam?
A: Yes, “ube” and “purple yam” are both terms used to refer to the purple sweet potato. They can be used interchangeably in recipes.
Q: What other recipes can I use ube extract and powder in?
A: Ube extract and powder can be used for all kinds of desserts, from ube syrup to ube horchata, ube cinnamon rolls, ube macarons, ube milkshake, ube muffins, ube creme brulee, ube mochi donuts, ube smoothie or maybe a delicious ube tart recipe. The ideas are endless!
Q: How could I make an ube cookie butter?
A: You could make an ube cookie butter by simply replacing the honey in the recipe with your favorite type of cookie butter. You can also add additional flavorings like vanilla extract, ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
Q: How would I make ube peanut butter?
A: You could make ube peanut butter by combining ½ cup of natural peanut butter, ¼ teaspoon ube extract and 1 tablespoon of ube powder. Add a tablespoon of honey if desired for sweetness. Mix everything together until it is well combined, then store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Q: Where to buy ube powder?
A: For those looking for where to buy ube powder and extract, you can find it in most Asian grocery stores or order them online from specialty grocery store or online. Be sure to read the labels carefully and make sure you are getting pure ube powder and extract for your recipes. You can also purchase these ingredients from Amazon or other online retailers who sell food products.
Now that you know everything about making ube butter, get creative in the kitchen and enjoy this delicious spread! Don’t forget to share your creations with us on Instagram using the hashtag #flexiblefridgeubebutter. Bon Appétit!
- ½ cup Butter (softened, salted)
- ¼ tsp Ube extract
- 1 tbsp Ube powder
- 2 tbsp Honey
- In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, ube extract and ube powder until blended.
- Add in the honey and mix until everything is well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to a jar or container with a lid and chill in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.
- Serve cold or at room temperature on toast, muffins or cakes!