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. This version is more like chichi dango mochi since it contains milk, which keeps it softer for a longer period of time. 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.