What is Mochi Ice Cream?
Mochi Ice Cream is a traditional Japanese dessert. Also known as Japanese Ice Cream. It is made with rice. There is soft rice dough around the ice cream filling. It is usually prepared with vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream. It does not contain milk because it is sorbet. Also, the sweet rice flour is gluten-free. You can buy it or make it yourself at home. It is a recipe invented by Frances Hashimoto, a Japanese-American business woman.
How Do You Make Mochi Ice Cream From Scratch?
The main ingredient used in making Mochi Ice Cream is sweet rice flour. The Mochiko brand for sweet rice flour is popular. If you can't find sweet rice flour, you can use glutinous rice flour. However, regular rice flour is not suitable for the Mochi Ice Cream recipe. When making mochi, sweet rice flour is mixed with water and sugar.Then, it is cooked in a microwave.
Another important point when preparing Mochi ice cream is its dough. Mochi dough should be kneaded well. Since the dough has a sticky consistency, it should be rolled out with cornstarch.
You can use any kind of ice cream you want. The important point here is to divide the ice cream into balls before using it and keep it in the refrigerator for a while.
Also when shaping Mochi ice cream, using stretch film will help you shape these delicious dessert balls better.
Mochi Ice Cream Varieties
You can also prepare Mochi ice cream with any kind of ice cream, jam or chocolate sauce.
To make Strawberry Mochi Ice Cream; Add strawberry puree to the rice flour mixture before cooking the mochi dough. Use strawberry ice cream.
To make Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream; Before baking the mochi dough, mix rice flour with a tablespoon of cocoa powder. Use chocolate ice cream.
To make Matcha Mochi Ice Cream; Before cooking the dough, mix the rice flour with green tea powder. Choose vanilla ice cream or you can use matcha ice cream instead of adding matcha powder to rice flour.
To make Vanilla Mochi Ice Cream; Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the dough mixture before cooking.
To make Coconut Mochi Ice Cream; Add 1 tablespoon of coconut milk to the dough before cooking or you can use coconut ice cream.
You can also fill it with nutella, peanut butter, and bean paste instead of ice cream while preparing Mochi.
How To Store Mochi Ice Cream?
Does mochi ice cream need to be refrigerated? You should keep the mochi ice cream in the freezer to keep its consistency.
Fresh mochi has a soft texture. It hardens very quickly at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It can spoil in a short time at room temperature and humid environment.
If you are not going to consume the Mochi ice cream balls right away, you should store them in the freezer. You should wrap Mochi ice creams individually in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container in the freezer. You can keep it for 2 weeks in this way.
Before eating, leave the ice cream in the freezer for a few minutes at room temperature.
Is Mochi Vegan Friendly?
Yes. Mochi dessert does not contain dairy products. You can easily prepare Vegan Mochi Ice Cream with vegan ice cream, sweet rice flour, sugar and water.