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Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"I've had mochi many times in restaurants and have always been fascinated by its unique combination of taste and texture; but I had absolutely no clue how it was done. I basically still don't, but regardless, this was my first attempt and I look forward to lots of criticism."
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4 h 35 m servings 83
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Remove and discard the top half of a cardboard egg carton. Line 10 of the cups in the bottom half of the egg carton with plastic wrap.
  2. Scoop ice cream into 10 prepared egg carton cups. Cover scoops with plastic wrap and freeze until very firm, at least 2 hours.
  3. Stir rice flour, water, and salt together in a microwave-safe bowl; add sugar and stir until completely smooth. Whisk green tea powder into rice flour mixture.
  4. Cover the rice flour mixture bowl with plastic wrap; microwave for 2 minutes. Stir rice flour mixture, re-cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and microwave until mochi dough is thick and sticky, about 1 1/2 minutes more.
  5. Lightly dust a work surface with cornstarch. Turn mochi dough out on prepared work surface. Roll dough into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle; cut dough into 10 equal squares.
  6. Remove ice cream balls from plastic wrap. Place 1 ice cream ball in the center of 1 mochi dough square. Gather mochi dough together to cover the ice cream ball completely, pinch the edges together at the base, and cut off any excess dough. Repeat with remaining ice cream and dough squares.
  7. Tightly cover each mochi ball in plastic wrap and place in egg carton, seam-side down. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 83 calories; 2.4 14.6 1.3 9 33 Full nutrition

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Thank you for this recipe! Tried it for the mochi only (so no ice cream) and it turned out really nicely. For anyone considering using this recipe, just make sure you're really generous with the...

Does anyone have a non microwave method I csn use... We are not fans of microwaves in my home so we dont own one

Love the recipe, but I think my microwave is too strong. What kind of microwave did you use? I have a 1250watt. Thank you

Good recipe for mochi, but the ice cream bit was a complete failure for me. The mochi is too fragile (easily torn) to stretch around the balls, especially if you try to roll it out as thin as th...

Nice recipe, but I needed a LOT more than 1 tbsp of corn starch for my rolling pin and surface. Still, once the dough was cool enough to handle and everything was covered generously in starch, i...