Mochi Recipe

Mochi Recipe

Easy Mochi Ice Cream Recip

tastesbetterfromscratch.com)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?

Mochi is a Japanese food that is made from a very sticky type of rice called mochikome. In English, it’s called glutinous rice, but more on this misnomer later. Traditionally, mochi in Japan refers to a dish made from pounding this sticky rice into a dense rice cake. It does not have any sugar added and can be eaten in savory dishes as well as desserts. However, in America, us Japanese Americans usually use the term mochi to describe any rice cake dessert that is made from the glutinous rice flour, or mochiko.

Mochi originates from Japan. It is made with a sweet, glutinous rice flour and often additional ingredients like cornstarch, water, and sugar (sometimes powdered sugar). When this mixture is heated and cooked, it forms a sticky dough. This dough is then molded and formed into various shapes, and many times other ingredients are stuffed within the dough. The most popular type of mochi in the US is ice cream mochi. In this form, the dough of this mochi is sweetened and later stuffed with ice cream. Simply put, ice cream mochi is a Japanese dessert consisting of a ball of ice cream surrounded by a sweet and sticky rice dough.

Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki. (Source: happyhappynester.com)

Before You Start, Keep These in Mind:

Accept that mochi is extremely sticky food. Embrace the gooey-ness and have fun! (Source: www.justonecookbook.com)



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