So That’s What Taro Looks Like!?

Last Updated on July 30, 2023

I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve gone to a Bubble Tea shop or a Frozen Yogurt Place and ordered something taro-flavored.

Taro is one of my favorite flavors and admittedly, I’ve never had the slightest clue as to what it actually looks like. All I knew was that it’s purple and very much resembles ube, another unusual ice cream flavor I treasure.

This was the extent of my knowledge: Ube is a purple yam. Taro is a potato-ish root.
And they aren’t the same, though they are both purple.

Well at long last, I HAVE FOUND TARO!

I spotted it while looking for papaya at a local farmers’ market.

Here’s a close-up of the mysterious taro root.

Yummm, what a lovely.. root. Doesn’t it look like it would make a delicious ice cream flavor? 😉

I wish I could go back in time and thank the man who stared at one of these things and said, “I will make this ice cream.”

and taro ice cream was born


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