Sweet Taro in Coconut Milk

Sweet Taro in Coconut Milk


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About this recipe: This Thai-style dessert is simple, delicious and very satisfying. Taro root is simmered in sweetened coconut milk and stirred with coconut cream just before serving.


Serves: 4 

  • 450g raw taro root, peeled and cut into 1.25cm cubes
  • 600ml coconut milk
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 250ml coconut cream

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Bring the coconut milk to the boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer.
  2. Cook the taro root in the simmering coconut milk until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Add the caster sugar, palm sugar and salt to the mixture; stir until the sugars are entirely dissolved into the mixture.
  4. Stir the coconut cream through the mixture; continue cooking just until hot. Ladle into individual bowls to serve.


Taro is also known as dasheen, you can find it in Caribbean and Oriental speciality shops.
Palm sugar is sold in major supermarkets or in Oriental/South Asian speciality shops.

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