"Is mochi life, or is life mochi?" - Kanna Makino
Mochi are one of my favorite desserts to make, simply because they're cute, easy, and delicious!
Using a mochi mold is the easiest way to shape them correctly. You can also freeze the ice cream in the molds beforehand to give the ice cream an even, rounded shape if you wish, but I prefer just scooping the ice cream into the dough.
This recipe will make green tea-flavored matcha with vanilla ice cream filling, but flavors and fillings vary. For example, you could swap out the matcha for an equal amount of cocoa powder. Feel free to experiment!
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