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Ube Biko Yema

Ube Biko Yema lets you enjoy three of your favorite desserts in one bite! A combination of Biko Kalamay with ube flavor topped with creamy yema custard brulée.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ube biko yema, ube biko yema recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Mia


  • 2 cups glutinous rice
  • 2 ½ cups water for cooking glutinous rice
  • 2 tsp ube flavoring
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 ¼ cup might brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

Ingredients for yema

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 300 ml condensed milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  • Wash and rinse glutinous rice in a bowl then drain water. Transfer in a cooking pot then add water.
  • Add ube flavor then mix well to distribute flavor. Cook glutinous rice on a stove over low-medium heat for 8-10 minutes while occasionally stirring or until grains are soft. Set aside.

Making the Yema

  • Place condensed milk in a mixing bowl and add egg yolks. Whisk well until well incorporated.
  • Transfer in a cooking pan and turn on stove in low heat. Bring to a simmer until while continuously stirring. Tip in vanilla extract and continue cooking for 10 minutes until or until mixture thickens to a spreadable paste. Set aside


  • Pre heat oven at 180°C or 356°F.
  • In a wide non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat tip in coconut milk, light brown sugar, and salt. Stir until blended and bring to a simmer.
  • Add cooked ube glutinous rice gently. Continuously stir and cook the rice until sticky and it doesn't stick to the pan or for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Transfer biko in a non-stick baking pan and flatten the top with a spatula. Add yema on top and spread evenly using a spoon or bread knife.
  • Bake in pre heat oven at 180°C or 356°F in broil setting for 10 - 15 minutes or until top is caramelized. Remove from oven and let it cool down before serving. Bon appetit!