Maybe you've seen it in an anime, or maybe you've tried it in a Japanese restaurant.
One thing's for sure – mochi ice cream is the greatest dessert ever! If you're not familiar, it's a small disk of ice cream covered in a sweet, chewy rice dough, transforming ice cream into a finger food! They come in many flavors, including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, red bean, green tea, and many more.
And now, you can make your own!
The awesome video above (or the full recipe, here) will show you how to make sweet mochi rice dough, which can then be used to make popular Japanese desserts like mochi ice cream or daifuku.
Once you've made your sweet rice dough by following the steps above, it's time to make mochi ice cream!
Freeze individual scoops of your favorite ice cream in a lined cupcake tray until solid. Then, follow the instructions in the second part of the video below (skip ahead to 3:13 for mochi ice cream instructions.
It's a slightly involved process, but it's guaranteed to make much prettier, more evenly-shaped mochi than other techniques. :)
I hope you try making your own sweet & delicious mochi ice cream!! :D
If you give them a try, please take some pictures and make a card to share with us!! :D (and mail me some, because I love mochi so much. Nom nom nom.)
Have you ever tried mochi before?? What's your favorite flavor? :D