Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi Ice Crea

Mochi ice cream is a confection made from Japanese mochi (pounded sticky rice) with an ice cream filling. It was invented by Japanese-American businesswoman and community activist Frances Hashimoto. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Easy Mochi Ice Cream Recip

Homemade Mochi Ice Cream are Japanese rice cakes with an ice cream center in a soft, slightly chewy, sweet rice dough. You won’t believe how easy it is to make yourself! 

What Is Mochi?

tastesbetterfromscratch.com)Mochi is a sweet rice cake that is found in many different sweet or savory varieties in Japanese cuisine. During the Japanese New Year, there is a tradition called Mochitsuki, which is the more laborious process of steaming the sweet glutinous rice and then pounding it to make mochi (small glutinous rice cakes). I loved this video showing the process of Mochitsuki. 

Know Before You Go:

Mochi is very sticky! You will want to have cornstarch, potato starch, or tapioca flour on hand to help manage the stickiness. You’ll also want to have some water in a cup to dip your spatula in and be ready to soak everything in water when you are finished. This will help make easy cleanup. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com)

How to Make Mochi:

1. Freeze ice cream balls: Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Working quickly, use a small ice cream scoop to scoop ice cream balls and place them on the parchment paper. Be sure to pack the ice cream tightly in the scooper, leaving a flat edge on the ice cream so that it will sit flat on your cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com)

What Is Mochi Ice Cream and How Is It Made?

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What Is Mochi Ice Cream?

Mochi ice cream is a popular Japanese dessert made from a sweet pounded rice dough wrapped around ice cream. Its texture is similar to the chew of boba and gives a fun spin to homemade ice cream. We love enjoying mochi after a filling meal, like this chicken yakisoba recipe. 

Where Is Mochi From?

Mochi is a dessert hailing from Japan. Often enjoyed during the Japanese New Year as a celebration food, families used to gather for a mochitsuki, the event of pounding mochi in a mortar with large wooden mallets. These days, households may instead use a mochi machine—similar to a bread machine—that kneads the steamed glutinous rice for you.

What Is Mochi Ice Cream Made Of?

When people in the U.S. think of mochi, they tend to think of mochi ice cream, the round balls of sticky rice dough with ice cream in the middle. But “mochi” is only the glutinous rice cake on the outside. Traditionally, mochi is made with steamed glutinous rice pounded with water and sugar until it becomes a paste-like dough. 

What Does Mochi Ice Cream Taste Like?

www.tasteofhome.com)Mochi ice cream has a soft chew and tastes a bit milky from the rice. Plain mochi can be enjoyed savory, grilled, steamed or sweet. Perhaps you’ve seen it as a frozen yogurt topping made into tiny squares that look like marshmallows or filled with sweet red bean paste. Wrapped around ice cream, it’s a refreshingly cool and chewy dessert. 



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