Some food trends only last for one season, while others enjoy constant popularity over many years – such as mochi ice cream. This article explains step by step how you can easily imitate the Japanese-Italian dessert at home.

Mochis come from Japan and are traditionally eaten there on New Year’s Day. It is a type of rice cake made from glutinous rice. There are sweet and savory versions – but none of them are filled with ice cream. Nevertheless, the recipe comes from our own ranks: The Japanese woman Frances Hashimoto invented the mochi ice cream and set a new trend in the USA that has spilled over to Germany. In this country, the product is already offered in one or the other supermarket, but it can also be easily imitated. Read what you need for this as follows.

Make mochi ice cream yourself: recipe for at home

You only need a few ingredients to prepare twelve ice cream balls:

You probably already have most of it at home – except for the glutinous rice flour. You can get the right variety either in the nearest Asian shop or else online. The food coloring is needed to color the dough green, for example, but you can alternatively use matcha powder for this. You can decide for yourself whether the ice cream is vegan or not.

Once you have all the ingredients, proceed step by step:

Important: This is how you eat mochi ice cream correctly

As delicious as mochi ice cream is supposed to be, there are certain risks involved in consuming it – especially for children and older people with third teeth: Since the dough is very tough, it should be chewed well before swallowing. Otherwise there is a risk of it getting stuck in your throat. If you want to be on the safe side, it is advisable not to eat the ice cream balls in one piece, but always cut them into small pieces before eating them.

Will mochi ice cream also set a food trend in 2021?

Aside from being a low-calorie dessert, mochi ice cream is also vegan. Because instead of cream, only coconut milk is used for the original cream. But why is this unusual dessert said to be setting a food trend again this year? This could sometimes be due to the Netflix show “Waffel und Mochi”, a children’s cooking show with Michelle Obama. Or that the cold ice balls should simply be delicious – and are therefore perfect for summer 2021.

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