In honor of International Women's Day, we're sharing a delicious Taro Latte recipe that celebrates women's creativity and ingenuity.
This recipe is perfect for any time of day and is sure to delight your taste buds with its unique flavor and creamy texture.
Purple Taro Latte
This creamy latte made with taro, a starchy root cousin that tastes like a hybrid between a sweet potato and a chestnut, is delicious with or without a shot of espresso on top!
What's so great about taro? It provides us with many health benefits:
- improves digestion
- lowers blood sugar levels
- protects the skin
- increases circulation
- aids the immune system
- boosts vision
- supports nerve health
- helps muscle recovery
Taro also contains dietary fiber and carbohydrates. It has high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B6, and folate, as well as, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, and copper. In other words, it's awesome! The taro latte has plenty of creamy taro milk, and a shot of bitter espresso for a nice afternoon pick me up.
Make your Taro Latte with our Espresso Milano Style
Subtle hints of dark chocolate and orange give this medium roast espresso the classic taste of northern Italy.
- ½ cup taro peeled and cubed
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar or honey
- 1 cup milk cold
- 1-3 drops purple food coloring if desired
- 1 or 2 shots of cold espresso
- Bring a pot half full of water to a boil. Add the taro, and cook for 30-40 minutes, or until the taro is super soft and almost breaks apart when you try to stab it with a fork. It should be softer than fork tender.
- Drain the taro. Add the sugar, then mash until very fine and the sugar is dissolved (it shouldn’t seem grainy).
- Mix in the milk and purple food coloring, if using. If the taro is still looking really chunky, you can blend this together until the taro is more broken down.
- In a tall glass, add a few handfuls of ice, then pour in the taro milk and the cold espresso.