Ever tried mochi ice cream? It’s a delicious bite sized mounds of ice cream surrounded by mochi. It’s a tedious task to make mochi ice cream, so for this month’s Pinterest Challenge, I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make one giant mochi ice cream dessert!
I have two mochi recipes on the blog because my family loves eating it. Mochi is a fun chewy Japanese dessert made from sweet rice flour and is often filled with sweet red beans or other sweet filling.
In recent years, mochi filled with ice cream has become super popular. It a delicious treat, but can be quite expensive to buy and is time consuming to make. So instead of making a ton of tiny mochi ice cream or paying $3.oo per one ice cream mochi, it makes sense to make one giant one at home!
Here is my inspiration from Pinterest. It’s from BuzzFeed Japan and is made with Matcha mochi and ice cream. I made mine with chocolate mochi and pre-made Cookies-n-Cream ice cream, which is easier for most in the United States to buy in their regular grocery store.
How to Make Giant Ice Cream Mochi
Line a large glass bowl with plastic wrap. This will help prevent the mochi from sticking to the bowl. Set aside.
Add the mochi ingredients to a microwavable bowl and microwave for about 3 minutes until the mochi is thick and sticky. It’s ready when it gathers into a ball when mixing.
Generously cover your work area with corn starch or potato starch and pour out the mochi mix onto the surface. Folks, this stuff is stickyyyyy!!! Cover the top of the mochi with more starch.
Roll out the mochi dough into a large enough round sheet to cover the inside of the glass bowl. When the sheet is large enough, roll it onto the rolling pin and transfer to the inside of the bowl.
Place the mochi sheet into the bowl and dust off any excess starch. Try to smooth out the mochi at the bottom of the bowl, as this will eventually become the top of the mochi. Then fill the bowl a little more than half-way up with ice cream.
Tip: I let the ice cream defrost until it was soft enough to scoop out and smash into the mochi bowl.
Fold over the mochi to cover the ice cream. I made the mistake of pushing down on the mochi and the ice cream seeped out. DO NOT push down on the ice cream! Cover with the plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 6 hours.
When the giant mochi ice cream is ready, place a plate on the bowl and flip over. Unwrap the giant mochi ice cream and dust with powdered sugar. Slice and enjoy!
Would I make this again? Yes, but I would possibly create mochi layers between the ice cream as I felt the mochi ratio to ice cream was a bit off. Otherwise, this is a fun dessert to serve and eat.
Check out more of my Pinterest Challenge posts~
- April – Mini Hoop Sea Shell Wall Hanging
- March – Bourbon Chicken with Vegetables
- February – Dollar Store St. Patrick’s Day Wreath
- January – One Skillet Chicken Recipe
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Giant Mochi Ice Cream Recipe
Giant Mochi Ice Cream
- 200g Sweet rice flour
- 100g Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Cocoa powder
- 200ml Water
- 1 bag Corn Starch or Potato Starch
- 1 carton Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream
|Remove the ice cream from the freezer and leave out to soften. Line a large bowl with plastic wrap all the way to the top, leaving some excess to fold over the giant mochi ball when filled. Set aside.|
|In a microwavable bowl, mix all the ingredients, except for the ice cream together. Microwave for about 3 minutes. While the mochi is in the microwave, prep your work surface with a generous amount of corn starch or potato starch.|
|Place the cooked mochi on top of the corn starch and add more starch on top of the mochi. Roll the mochi into a circle large enough to cover the inside of the plastic lined bowl all the way to the top. Place the rolled mochi into the bowl. Smooth out and dust off any excess starch using a basting brush.|
|Fill the mochi lined bowl with ice cream a little more than half way up and smooth out. Pull the mochi to cover the ice cream and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight. When ready to eat, slice and serve!|
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