Mochi is one of my family’s favorite treats, anytime we’re at our favorite Japanese market, Mitsuwa Market – my kids always ask for a sweet rice cakes or mochi ice cream – it’s soft, chewy and slightly sweet. If you want to learn more about the laborious traditntal way of making mochi, watch this cool video. My recipe is a super simple method to make mochi in the Instant Pot, takes less than 5 minutes to mix up the batter and you just pop it into the Instant Pot to cook – you end up with perfectly soft and satisfyingly chewy homemade mochi – unless you go to a bakery that makes this fresh, homemade is so much better than anything that’s store bought. You can have these just on their own as a snack or use as a topping for ice cream and shaved ice.
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A delicious dessert idea: Tillamook Vanilla Ice Cream with matcha mochi, mango, topped with whipped cream and dusted with matcha powder.