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 – although none of them are filled with ice cream. Nevertheless, the recipe comes from our own ranks: The Japanese Frances Hashimoto invented mochi ice cream and set a new trend in the USA that has spread to Germany. In this country, the product is already available in one or two supermarkets, but it can also be easily copied. Read about what you need for this as follows.

To prepare twelve ice cream scoops you only need a few ingredients:

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

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

As delicious as mochi ice cream is supposed to be, there are certain risks associated with 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 to always cut them into small pieces before consumption.

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