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Thursday, July 14, 2011

I scream for Mochi Ice Cream


Hi My Name is Joy and I’m addicted to mochi.  Especially mochi Ice cream.  I am slightly cheap and I personally don’t want to keep buying it from the store.  It is like 4 bucks for 6 of them.  I could put away the whole box in one sitting.  BTW, have I told you lately, I should be on a diet?  I first made mochi when I was at home resting from knee surgery.  I was a little bored and it was summer so I made mochi. 
The mochi recipe I use is based on a ratio – 1:2:3.  My recipes vary quite a bit on the method of measurement depending on the recipe but ratios is my favorite.  I am able to either weigh out each ingredient or use measuring cups depending on my moods. 
Mochi Coating
1 Part Sugar
2 Parts Glutinous Rice Flour
3 Parts Water
Corn Start to dust
  1. Mix together the sugar, rice flour, and water in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave for 5 minute intervals.  Between each set, folding the batter to bring the bottom batter to the top.  You will notice the top of the batter becomes cooked and looks more translucent while the bottom stays a milky white.  It takes about 30 minutes before the whole mixture was fully cooked. 
  3. Once it is cooked, place it on the counter (I used a wooden cutting board) dusted in corn starch.  Let it cool until you are able to handle it. 
The Mochi Dough
Ice Cream of your Choice – I made a mango ice cream (I wished I remembered the measurements but I actually eyeballed it)
  1. Cover the top with the corn start and start rolling out the dough.  You could roll out the whole thing and use a cookie cutter to create large circles.  I not the greatest at it so I take small pieces of the dough and roll it out until it is about quarter inch thick.  It should be about 3 inches in diameter. 
  2. Place a small amount of the ice cream in the middle and fold over the edges.  Pinch the bottom to seal it.
  3. Place in the freezer to set.
  • I found that small muffin pans created the perfect size and it was easier to store them in until it set.
  • The mochi dough is quite warm so work fast to assemble or you will be covered in ice cream.  I know from experience. 
  • I scooped the ice cream prior making the mochi .  I used the muffin tin as my guide and froze it again to make sure it is extra cold.
  • Store in an air tight container and it should last you a couple of months. 
  • When serving, I would leave it out for a couple of minutes or it is really cold to eat.
My forgetful Mango Ice cream
Keep in mind, I didn’t use measurement.  I just went by taste.
Mangos (I think about 2 – I didn’t make that much)
Whipping Cream (I might have used a small pint.
Sugar To Taste *This depends on how ripe the mangoes are. 
  1. Put all in the ingredients into a blender.  I poured enough cream until it went 1/2 way up the mangoes if that makes a lick of sense.
  2. Pour into your ice cream maker. 
  3. Serve or set aside if you are making mochi

My family loves this and I try to make it whenever I have a chance.  That is if I’m not being lazy.


  1. I also love love LOVE mochi! I agree, they are at least $4 and I try to ration them out but I can tear through a box like there is no tomorrow. :) I am afraid to try the glutinous flour though...maybe someday!

  2. Oh dear, I think you may make a mochi addict of me yet, Joy!

  3. You know, I always wanna make mochi ice cream but just never had the guts to even try it. You made this thing looks so easy. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Fantastic! I cannot wait to try this recipe. Great post!

  5. So sorry to hear you had knee surgery. I hope you are recovering fast. You are just amazing to be still up and about and making these wonderful mochi ice cream balls. They look very delicious.....mmm. Please take care and have a good rest.

  6. I do love ice cream, and those little beauties look delicious! I have never tried Mochi before, but now that I know how good they are I will be on the look out. I'm sure yours were so much better than store bought!

  7. I had my first mochi ice cream a couple of years ago and I've seen them in the store here too. And they are expensive! Notting wrong with being cheap, or even slightly will inspire you to make things yourself and these mochi ice creams looks wonderful!

  8. I love how you made your own. Sounds so easy too.

  9. Oohh I've never heard of mochi ice cream before! But I love mochi (especially green tea mochi... mmm) so I'm sure these are delish!

  10. They look like such a fun treat. No need to buy them if you can make them great at home. I should be on a diet too. lol

  11. i am fond of good ice cream but this mochi ice cream looks different than the usual stuff i eat. i like how they are in the shape of little flat balls and i bet they taste delish!

  12. I have never heard of this. I feel like I'm missing out on a a very cool treat :(

  13. Ohhh those look so delicious :) I love mochi :)

  14. How cute are these?! So delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog so I could find yours, new follower! xoxo

  15. OMG! I've always wanted to make them as they're so expensive and we consume a lot of them. I'll try your microwave method. Thanks for the recipe.:)

  16. What a unique ice cream! I love mochi but would have never thought to use it this way. Sounds delicious!

  17. I've never head of mochi, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe :)

  18. what a great idea - I love mochi and i would love it more with ice cream

  19. Looks awesome - i totally want to try this! I've never had mochi and it seems interesting and delicious

  20. What a cool idea! I never thought of making my own mochi. Sounds like fun!

  21. Oooh, this is much easier than I thought! I love mochi ice cream too, but enjoy it so rarely :(

  22. Great looking Mochi ice cream Joy! I also love mango so this is my perfect Mochi. Thanks.

  23. I've never had or seen mochi before, they look addictive!! And mango... well it's one of my favourite fruits ever. Fantastic recipe! I know I'll never have the patience to do that, but at least I can imagine the taste and the texture :))

  24. I'm so excited to come across a recipe for these. I have always wanted to make them. Can't wait to give it a try!

  25. i was just looking online to find a trusty mochi ice cream recipe and i found this other video of how to make mochi ice cream and they used non-dairy vanilla ice cream instead of whipping cream...soo im kinda confused which 1 should i use because this is my first time making it....and i wanted to make mango flavored mochi ice cream so this makes me think it will be Delicious