Taro ice cream is a well-liked Asian flavoured ice cream. A delicious taro root ice cream is surely one of the best treats you could be amused by.
The mildly sweet taro is often used in Asian desserts and has a light, nutty flavour which works great in ice creams. Beautiful violet-coloured taro ice cream is a classic flavour among Asians.
What Is The Flavour Of Taro Ice Cream?
Taro is a light purple tropical root plant which is similar to ube and purple yam. Also, they are sweeter than ube. Instead of using fresh taro root, taro powder is often used in ice creams.
Taro is mixed with coconut while making the ice cream and they both complement each other very well.
It provides a great source of dietary fibre and good carbohydrates which both improves the function of your digestive system and will contribute to healthy weight loss.
Taro ice creams can be served and devoured on any occasion and it’s definitely a flavour trap for the kids. And this recipe is naturally flavoured and free from other preservatives and harmful substances.
What is Taro Ice Cream Made Of?
Taro ice cream can be made with very few ingredients. When cooking taro, it releases starch and therefore eggs are not necessary for your ice cream.
All the ingredients used in this recipe are easily available and thus it makes the cooking easier. With a small number of ingredients, you can make delightful ice cream at your home with ease. All the ingredients used for making taro ice cream are equally tasty and healthy.
Taro is filled with fibres, sugars, minerals, vitamins, iron, zinc and other good stuff. They are also anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,anti-hyperglycemic and immunomodulatory. Taro roots contain high levels of potassium mineral which helps to control high blood pressure by breaking down excess salt.
This in turn helps in preventing chronic heart problems. The coconut milk used also has numerous health benefits which give you better oral health and helps you lose weight.
Coconut is regarded as a source of healthy fats and the use of coconut milk in your taro ice cream adds more protein.
With 6 or fewer ingredients you can make your own ice cream without worrying about any kind of health issues.
TARO ICE CREAM RECIPE
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- ⅔ pound grated taro (about 2 cups )
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 14 ounces coconut milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- Melt butter on medium heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
- When the butter is melted completely, increase the heat to high and add taro. Stir to coat with butter and cook until the taro is slightly glassy and reduce its volume to a soft starchy lump for about 5 minutes.
- By using a wooden spoon, scuff the starchy portions from the bottom of the saucepan.
- To this add cream, coconut milk and sugar. Simmer the flame and reduce the heat. Cover the pan and cook until the taro is soft for twenty minutes.
- Transfer this dairy mixture to a blender and puree on high speed for 30 seconds until it’s smooth.
- Pour this mixture into an airtight container through a strainer and add salt to taste. Keep this in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours until it’s very cold.
- After 4 hours when the ice cream base is cold, transfer it into an ice cream maker and churn accordingly. Again transfer the ice cream into an airtight container and chill in the freezer for at least 6 hours before serving.
- Like every other ice cream, Taro ice cream can also be stored in the freezer and used.
- According to the number of servings, the number of ingredients should be increased.
Serving And Storing Suggestions
- After cooking, it needs to be frozen for 8 hours
- Take the ice cream out of the freezer and before serving let it sit on the countertop for at least 5 minutes before serving. Scoop out the ice cream and serve it in ice cream cups or bowls accordingly.
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