We’re super excited to tell you about a new product we are carrying: My/Mo a “pack your own” mochi ice cream! What, exactly, is Mochi you might ask? Well, let us give you a little history lesson.
Mochi itself is a Japanese rice cake that is pounded into a paste and molded into whatever whatever shape you desire. It has a gel like consistency – think of it almost like a gummy bear. The exact origin of ochi hasn’t been confirmed, but the first time we see it mentioned in history is around the New Year festivities between 794 and 1185 A.D. Japanese nobles of the Imperial Court believed that long strands of freshly made mochi symbolized long life and well-being, while dried mochi helped strengthen one’s teeth. This is why you typically see mochi during new year’s celebrations.
Mochi has come a long way since then. Today we just don’t eat mochi by itself, oh no… we fill it with ice cream! What does it taste like? It’s like biting into a sweet marshmallow with creamy ice cream in the middle. Yum!
It doesn’t have to be New Year’s to enjoy tasty mochi ice cream. Stop by the Jungle and try one (or 7) today!