Mochi is a Japanese sweet rice dough, taken to a new delicious level when it’s wrapped around a ball of ice cream. Traditional flavors of the very snackable—and very chewy—frozen treats include green tea and red bean, as well as classics such as chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. But if you’re feeling adventurous, here are five unusual mochi ice creams sure to wow.
Triple Layer S’mores, My/Mochi Ice Cream, Los Angeles
While the Los Angeles-based company has over a dozen traditional and seasonal flavors available in grocery stores nationwide, the beloved campfire snack was reimagined as a mochi ice cream flavor to widen its appeal. “We always had the intention of bringing mochi to the masses,” says Russell Barnett, My/Mochi managing director and chief marketing officer. “And we did this by leading with heritage American-loved flavors.”
The frozen treat, which features a chocolate-flavored mochi with graham cracker ice cream and a marshmallow center, was introduced in July 2019 to coincide with National Ice Cream Day. Barnett says this mochi ice cream’s popularity with customers can be attributed to its “playful” texture, as well as S’mores’ ubiquity in American culture.