JAPANESE ICE CREAM MOCHI RECIPE

Mochi is a typical Japanese dish, with a soft and chewy texture due to the use of glutinous rice flour.

Mochi has been prized for centuries in Japan: long ago Mochi were used as an offering to the Gods, and then they were torn apart and shared to attract and distribute fortune to the community.

Today, in addition to being used for ceremonial offerings and special occasions, the different types of mochi are appreciated as typical sweets in daily life in Japan.

They are available in many different shapes and fillings, but without a shadow of a doubt the MOCHI GELATO is the version that has literally depopulated all over the world.


HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM MOCHI AT HOME?

INGREDIENTS

Doses for 8 Mochi:

Ice cream to your taste (choose different flavors of ice cream in order to have Mochi with different flavors and colors)

75 g. Glutinous Rice Flour

80 g. sugar

100 ml. water

Maizena to taste


Tools and Equipment:

Paper cups

Transparent film

Ice cream spoon (ice cream portioner)

Hand whisk

Pizza Cutter Washer

Microwave oven


PREPARATION

Make 8 scoops of ice cream with an ice cream dispenser, put each scoop in a cup and put in the freezer

In a large glass bowl, suitable for microwave cooking, pour the glutinous rice flour and sugar and mix vigorously with a whisk.

Add the water and, with the help of the whisk, mix the 3 ingredients well.

Cover the glass bowl with cling film, and put in the microwave for 2 minutes at 600W.

After 2 minutes, take the bowl out of the microwave, open the foil, mix the Mochi mixture vigorously with a spatula, cover again with the foil and put it back in the microwave at 600W for only 40 seconds.

Sprinkle a flat pan with plenty of cornstarch, which will help us not to make the Mochi dough stick.

At this point pour the Mochi mixture on the baking sheet with the cornstarch, cover the dough with cornstarch on top and start with your hands to roll out the dough until you get a rectangle of about 30x15cm.

Let it rest in the fridge for 30/60 minutes.

After this time, take out of the fridge and with the help of a pizza wheel, cut the dough into 8 rectangles of the same size.

Cut a rectangle of cling film, take one of the mochi rectangles, sprinkle it with excess cornstarch and lay it on the cling film.

Cover with another sheet of cling film and do the same procedure for all 8 rectangles of Mochi, not forgetting to cover the last rectangle with cling film as well.

Leave to rest in the fridge for an hour.

After an hour, take your Mochi rectangles and take the ice cream balls out of the freezer.

In one hand, take one of the 8 dough handkerchiefs and fill with a ball of ice cream in the center, close the flaps until the ice cream is completely covered with the Mochi dough.

Using your hands, try to round the Mochi as much as possible, and continue the process for all 8 handkerchiefs.

Do the same procedure for all the Mochi and put in the freezer for a couple of hours before eating them

When you want to eat them, I suggest you take them out of the freezer about ten minutes before.