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 a 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.”