So That’s What Taro Looks Like!?

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 toĀ what it actually looksĀ like. All I knew was that it’s purple and very much resemblesĀ 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!

Photo May 18, 3 15 00 PM

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

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

Photo May 18, 3 15 09 PM

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

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

and taro ice cream was born
and that’s how taro ice cream was born

Have any thoughts on this?