Taro smoothie is a delicious and enticing beverage made from taro root, which has a distinctive purple color and unique flavor. To make a delicious taro smoothie, you can follow the steps below:
- 1/2 taro root (about 200g)
- 300ml fresh milk
- 1-2 tablespoons white sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon pandan leaf powder (optional)
- Ice cubes (as desired)
- Some coconut cream (optional)
Step 1: Prepare the taro root
- Peel and wash the taro root, then cut it into bite-sized pieces.
- Boil the taro root in boiling water until soft. You can add a pinch of salt to the boiling water to help the taro root cook faster.
- Once the taro root is cooked, drain and let it cool in cold water.
Step 2: Prepare the other ingredients
- Place the cooled taro root into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add fresh milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and pandan leaf powder (if using) into the blender, and blend until the mixture is well combined.
Step 3: Make taro smoothie
- Place ice cubes into a glass for the smoothie.
- Pour the blended taro mixture into the glass. You can also add some coconut cream if you want to enhance the flavor.
- Stir everything in the glass to slowly dissolve the ice and make the drink even more refreshing.
- If desired, you can add some more ice cubes on top for extra chill.
Step 4: Enjoy
- Finally, you can garnish the surface of the taro smoothie with some fresh taro slices or a sprinkle of white lotus seed powder for an attractive presentation.
- Enjoy the delicious and refreshing taro smoothie on a hot day!
Note: You can adjust the amount of sugar and coconut cream according to your personal taste preference. If you prefer a sweeter taro smoothie, you can add more sugar. On the other hand, if you want a less sweet drink, you can reduce the amount of sugar. You can also adjust the richness of the taro smoothie by adding or reducing the amount of vanilla extract or pandan leaf powder according to your liking.