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Instant Pot Taro Milk

Make the Tastiest Sweet Instant Pot Taro Milk (Chinese: 香濃芋頭鮮奶)! You'll fall in love with this Creamy Rich Fresh Taro Milk packed with thick & smooth mashed taro & purple sweet potatoes. A satisfying, filling & delicious breakfast or light dessert drink!
Servings 9
Total Time 25 mins


  • 1.3 pounds (600g) taro , 1.5” thick chunks
  • 0.67 pounds (300g) purple sweet potato , 1.5” thick chunks
  • 2 large pinches salt
  • cup (68g) - ½ cup (104g) white sugar
  • 2.25 liters milk (cold or hot)


  • Pressure Cook Taro & Sweet Potato: Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water, and place steamer rack in Instant Pot. Place 1.3lb (600g) taro chunks in Instant Pot. Layer 0.6lb (300g) purple sweet potato chunks on top.
    Lock the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 12 minutes, then Quick Release. Open the lid.
  • Make Mashed Taro: Place the cooked taro and sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Mash the hot taro and sweet potatoes with 2 large pinches of salt and ⅓ cup (68g) white sugar.
  • Make Taro Milk: Mix ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon (100g) warm mashed taro with roughly ⅓ cup (83ml) milk until desired consistency.
    Add the taro milk paste into a cup. Top it up with roughly ⅔ cup (167ml) milk. Give it a few quick stirs and serve immediately. Enjoy~ :)
    *Note: For making the best Taro Milk, check out all the pro tips in Recipe Notes section below.


1) Milk: For best results, use your favorite & best quality milk. Both cold or hot milk will work for this Taro Milk Drink.
2) 2:1 Taro to Purple Sweet Potatoes Ratio: You can cook more or less taro and purple sweet potatoes. Just aim for a 2:1 Taro to Purple Sweet Potato Ratio.
3) Mashed Taro Consistency: Adjust how much you mash your taro according to if you like the Taro Milk with some taro chunks, taro bits, or ultra smooth with no chunks.
4) For Optimal Sweetness: Taste and adjust the mashed taro until it tastes just a little too sweet for you. But as always, you can use less or more sugar according to your personal preferences.
5) Mashed Taro Storage: You can use the mashed taro at a later time by chilling it in the fridge (~3 days) or in the freezer (up to 2 months). Simply reheat ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon (100g) mashed taro in a microwave for 30 - 45 seconds before proceeding with Step 3 - Making Taro Milk.
6) Ultra Smooth Taro Milk: If you like ultra smooth Taro Milk without any chunks or bits, you can mix the taro and milk with a blender. Simply skip heating the mashed taro in the microwave prior blending.
Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 284kcal


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 5245IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 321mg | Iron: 1mg