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Creamy Ube Pudding for Halloween

This vibrant, vegan ube, coconut and sago pudding is easy and super fun to make with kids! Decorate with additional toppings to make it extra spooky.


The rich purple color comes from ube paste mixed in with sweet coconut creme and chewy pearls. Topped with a coconut crème topping, this pudding will bring you to flavor and texture heaven!

40 Minutes
7 Ingredients
Spice Level

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Creamy Ube Pudding for Halloween

Recipe for Creamy Ube Pudding for Halloween


For 4 servings

For Ube Paste:

  • 9 tsp Ube powder
  • 1 ½ c water

For Coconut Crème Topping:

  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sugar

For Pudding:

  • 1 c Ube paste
  • ¼ c small tapioca pearls
  • 1 c nondairy milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream (from coconut milk can)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Step by step

step 1

Make ube paste: Mix ube powder and water together. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and stir until thickened to a paste.

step 2

Make coconut crème topping: Open coconut milk and scoop out cream. Reserve 3 tbsp for pudding. Whip coconut cream for 3-4 minutes. Add in sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to whip, then chill for 2-3 hours.

step 3

Boil tapioca for 3 minutes. Turn off heat, cover with lid and let rest for 30 minutes. Drain tapioca through sieve and rinse with cold water.

step 4

In a large bowl combine ube paste, coconut crème, nondairy milk, sugar, salt and vanilla extract until smooth. Add in tapioca and mix until combined.

step 5

Portion ube pudding into glasses and chill for 6 hours. Top with coconut crème and serve!