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With the summer season now in full force, hard-working Americans are searching for new and exciting ways to cool off. Whether you’re inviting friends over for the weekend and want recipes to impress, or simply looking to treat yourself before diving into your favorite TV show, mochi sundaes are a great option. Read on below for simple sundae ideas that offer a modern twist.
What is Mochi?
In mochi sundaes, instead of ice cream scoops as the central ingredient, they use mochi ice cream. This is ice cream wrapped in a soft and chewy rice dough. It adds a touch of decadence to your normal go-to flavors of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate.
For Chocolate Lovers
For fans of chocolate, pair one piece of double chocolate mochi with two pieces of cookies and cream flavor. Drizzle it with marshmallow and chocolate sauce, Oreo pieces, whipped cream and throw a cherry on top.
Each mochi piece or ball for this recipe should encase about a scoop of ice cream. However, it can also be altered to fit your tastes perfectly. You could replace the cookies and cream mochi with mint chocolate flavor, throw out the cherry and trade it for a piece of fresh mint. The world is your oyster!
If you’re interested in experiencing more traditional mochi flavors, try these. Pair three balls of green tea mochi, sprinkle with candied ginger, blackberries, and a mint or lemon sprig. This one offers both vitality while still retaining a delectable doughy texture.
Also, mochi has an extra benefit. The dough keeps the ice cream from melting as quickly, preventing the sundae from becoming a soupy mess. One mochi retailer, MyMo Mochi Ice Cream offers an abundance of flavors to choose from and they’re available ready-made in all major grocery stores making it super easy to make your very own mochi sundae.
For those who enjoy fruitier flavors, match vanilla bean mochi with ripe strawberry and sweet mango. Drizzle with mango syrup, whipped cream, and cover with fresh raspberries or peach slices for a truly sensational, tropical experience.
If you prefer a milder mocha inspired taste, vanilla bean mochi can be paired with double chocolate and dressed in crushed coffee beans. This is ideal for sipping with espresso in the hot afternoons.
Next time you’re preparing to serve dessert, or craving a bowl of ice cream yourself – pick up something different to experiment with from the grocery store. Mochi balls are incredibly versatile and can substitute regular ice cream in a variety of recipes.
If you’d rather save some time in the kitchen and spend more of it sitting by the poolside, simply grab a mochi ball to take with you out the door. Since the dough is rolled in flour, it won’t stick to your hands or make a mess. How great is that? Whatever your fancy, allow these sweet treats to help you channel those summer vibes!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.