Strawberry Mochi Ice Cream

Happy National Pick Strawberries Day! 

I haven’t been to strawberry picking just yet this season, but since we’re in the berry season, let’s enjoy them whenever we have a chance! 

 

I love mochi ice cream. Thanks to all the foodies, now a variety of mochi ice cream is available with a bunch of flavors. My ultimate favorite is classic vanilla, and for us as Japanese people, they specifically got a special name called “yukimi daifuku.” Yukimi literally means snow viewing, and daifuku is the name of mochi, and it’s considered a winter treats enjoyed in a warm room…well, even though the image for yukimi daifuku falls to winter, people enjoy it all year round, and hope you do too!

 

I was craving for mochi ice cream, and as I said it’s berry season…why don’t we combine them and make some special treats to indulge myself!? 

 

Would you join me? Let’s cook!

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Strawberry Mochi Ice Cream

strawberry mochi ice cream

<Ingredients>

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Mochi skin

Fillings

 

<Directions>

  1. Mix ice cream and frozen strawberries using a food processor.
  2. By using plastic wrap, make fresh strawberry ice cream balls. Let them sit in the freezer.
  3. Combine glutinous rice flour, water, and sugar together in an oven safe mixing bowl.
  4. Fill up water in a large pan and place the mixing bowl with mochi dough. Bring the water to boil.
  5. Cover the lid with clothes to avoid water drips ruining the dough, and place on the pan. Steam it for 10 min.
  6. Wet a spatula with water and stir the mochi dough. Close the lid again and cook for another 10 min, or until the dough becomes translucent.
  7. On a baking board or large baking pan, sprinkle plenty of potato starch and transfer the mochi skin. (careful, the dough is super hot) Let it sit for a while to cool down.
  8. Cover the rolling pin with potato starch, and spread mochi dough into a thin sheet.
  9. By using a glass, cut the dough into round shapes.
  10. Remove the ice cream balls from the freezer and wrap it with mochi.
  11. Serve it cold. Act quick, they melt so quickly especially on a hot afternoon!

 

<Cooking Tips>

Be generous with potato starch when you spread mochi! By doing so mochi won’t stick to your hands, rolling pins, or board/baking pan, meaning a less disastrous kitchen!

strawberry mochi ice cream

Creamy, chewy, yummy! Ice creams can make people smile, and of course mochi makes my grin broader. 

 

Sorry it’s ice cream so I had to take some photos quickly, and I forgot to take a pic of how its inside looks…but I promise, the mochi was covering fresh strawberry with strawberry ice cream made with the mix of frozen strawberry and creamy vanilla ice cream. I thought using both fresh and frozen strawberries can make a unique texture, but my dinner buddy said the texture wasn’t that unique, and I kind of agree. So if you happen to make this treat, consult with your teeth especially if they are sensitive!

 

Happy Friday to all, today is National Pizza Party Day too so enjoy both pizza and some strawberries…wait, isn’t it too much indulgence!?

Have a wonderful weekend all. 

 

<Other Ways to Enjoy Strawberries>

Can’t wait for summer! Strawberry Honey Lemonade

strawberry honey lemonade

Enjoy with Japanese fusion! Strawberry Red Bean Paste Bun

strawberry red bean paste bun

For cheesecake lovers! Strawberry Cheesecake Square

strawberry cheesecake

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

31 Comments Add yours

  1. johnrieber says:

    A deliciously refreshing way to end the week and head into the weekend! Happy happy day to you!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you John! You too, enjoy your Friday and weekend👍✨💕

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  2. anne leueen says:

    You have introduced to Mochi. I have never seen it before. We do not get our local strawberries until the end of June beginning of July. But when they come in they are small but absolutely delicious.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh you never had mochi!? They are a type of rice cake with chewy texture😋 But watch for your teeth condition, they’re the first one dentist warns not to eat when you wear braces or had your teeth fixed😳
      And for the berry season, yeah that’s right! But if we think it positive, you have plenty of time to plan how you enjoy them🍓💕✨

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  3. I’ve never actually made mochi, and I didn’t realize how simple the process was. I might have to give this a try! 😊 also strawberry is one of my favorite fruits 🍓❤

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Aww that sounds so sweet❤️ Now it’s time for you to indulge yourself with good food after coming back from Norway, right!?😜👍💕✨🍓

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      1. Yes, I’m definitely due for a delicious sweet treat! 😊🍓

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  4. alifranzen says:

    Have always wanted to try making Mochi at home. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Of course! Thank you for visiting and leaving lovely comment❤️ Have a wonderful Friday and coming weekend😆

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  5. Mimu says:

    I’m going to call it yukimi daifuku always now

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha~Yay! If you happen to visit Japan, do give it a try real one. They’re available at convenience store for about $1 for 2!!👍💕

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      1. Mimu says:

        Can’t wait!! Yukimi daifuku under cherry blossom 🌸

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  6. Wow, that looks good! Homemade mochi will have to be something I try.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes please give it a try! I highly recommend it👍💕

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  7. Michael Sammut says:

    😋 yummy

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you!😊💕

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      1. Michael Sammut says:

        Welcome. My pleasure.

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  8. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Tanooki that sounds delicious! I will try, thank’s for share another amazing recipe.
    Have a wonderful and lovely Saturday!
    Keep well.
    Elvira

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Elvira, thank you so much for sweet comment❤️ Hope you had a fantastic weekend and starting amazing week too👍💕✨

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      1. elvira797mx says:

        Hi Tanooki! It’s nice to see you here.
        How are you? I had a fantastic weekend, thank’s! Hope you as well.
        And a great starting week.
        It is a pleasure follow your blog.
        Keep well.🙏🏻💖🤗👍💕✨

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Thank you Elvira, you too! Enjoy your Thursday…one more day till weekend so go go!!🤩🙌💕✨

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      3. elvira797mx says:

        You are welcome, Tanooki.
        How are you? Miss your recipes. Enjoy your Thursday too! Exactly almost weekend. Keep well.🙏🏻🤩💕👍🏼✨☕🧁

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      4. Tanooki says:

        Hi Elvira, thank you so much for warm comment! I was on vacation and had been busy for aftermath of the trip(laundry, cleaning up, etc) but will start my usual post about recipe from next week!

        Hope you enjoy your Friday and weekend😘💕✨

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      5. elvira797mx says:

        Hi Tanooki! Wow! Thats great!
        I am so happy for you. Well not for cleaning, laundry,etc.
        Wonderful! I am waiting for your recipes! Keep well. Have a lovely and relaxing weekend! 🙏🏻😘💕✨☕

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      6. Tanooki says:

        haha~ I know right!?😂 Thank you Elvira, hope you have a wonderful day too🥂✨

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      7. elvira797mx says:

        Ha,ha…😂
        You are welcome, Tanooki.
        Thank’s! You as well!
        ✨🥂

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  9. Livia says:

    Ohhhh! I absolutely have to try to make these mochi! 😍 I always thought it was a big deal to make them but when I read your recipe, it doesn‘t seem to be too difficult. 🤩

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes indeed! If you swap fillings to more like stable one, you’ll enjoy your homemade treats! (Ice creams are good, but handling is harrrrd😂)

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  10. I cut up some strawberries on ice cream today and called it Lazy Man’s Mochi.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      A~haha! That got the perfect name!😂👍💕✨ I’m glad to hear you are also enjoying berry season🤩

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