Friday, August 28, 2009

Mochi Ice Cream

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Ah yes, mochi ice cream. These are a favorite summer treat for me. The outside is mochi, a Japanese confection that is made out of pounded sticky rice. Its coated in rice flour to prevent it from sticking to your fingers.

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In the early '90's someone thought to create ice cream filled mochi. You can even find it in the frozen section of some markets and places like Trader Joe's.

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It comes in a variety of flavors like strawberry, chocolate, kona coffee, mango, green tea and vanilla.

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The mochi itself doesn't have much flavor. So basically you get ice cream with a soft, slightly chewy exterior.

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Have you had mochi ice cream before? Did you like it?

16 comments:

  1. I do love myself some Mochi ice cream... I think my favorite flavors are coffee and mango :) Yummy Yummy!

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  2. I LOVE Mochi! I've only tried the kind from Trader Joe's so far...and can't seem to tear myself away from the mango flavor. Maybe someday I will be more adventurous with my flavor choices :)

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  3. I've never had that before. It looks awesome tho! I'll have to explore for some!

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  4. I've never even heard of it! But you can bet it's on my next TJ's shopping list. The last picture is beautiful! I love that gorgeous pink and how they look so soft. I am just imagining the chewy texture. YUM!

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  5. Mmmmm... I love the green tea ones.

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  6. I have been lucky enough to try it since moving to Toronto. I like strawberry and mango!

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  7. I have seen it but never tried it. Thanks for sharing what it is. I may have to pick some up just for something a bit different.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  8. Never had it...but will keep an eye out fer it.

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  9. Never heard of it, and I have an adopted Japanese 'mom'. She didn't fully educate me! :) I will try it, and I'm dying to get to TJ's anyway. Thanks for the heads-up. Yummy! -tammy

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  10. I have not had this but the oldest progeny, Cartoon Girl, raves about it. She first discovered it in a little market she used to go to in Manhattan. She laments that when she comes to visit us there is no place for her to purchase this treat.

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  11. NEVER heard of it before, but next Trader Joe's trip, i'll be buying some!
    Thanks for the intro.
    I've never met an ice cream I didn't like!

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  12. I love these too! My kids could eat the whole box. Yum!

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  13. I've never had it, but boy am I wanting to try it. YUM!!

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  14. Ive never had this, but i want it bad now...its pink for heavens sake, and your pics are doing my stomach no favors this morning!

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  15. Green tea and chocolate are mine and my boyfriend's favorites. He was actually sitting here looking at your blog with me and he thinks strawberry is digusting. Hahah, more for you!

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