Maybe it’s a bit weird to be discussing ice cream in November, but I am obsessed with these at any time of year.
Mochi ice cream is a Japanese treat that I have been familiar with for many years. It is a small portion of ice cream covered by mochi, which is a dough made from glutinous rice. Though mochi itself is not sweet, it is part of many desserts, such as daifuku, which is mochi stuffed with a sweet filling, like red bean paste or strawberries.
But I’ve always had to look for these desserts at Asian import stores. When I discovered that I was able to buy mochi ice cream from my local grocery store with the rest of my weekly supplies, my mind was blown!
Japanese desserts are never quite as super-sweet as American ones, and the flavors are unique. I have tried the mango, green tea, double chocolate, strawberry, and chocolate sundae flavors and they were all good. I did not enjoy the green tea flavor as much, because I do not like green tea. But I felt obliged to try it because it is such a traditional Japanese flavor.
I am particularly obsessed with the strawberry flavor. These are currently my favorite dessert! They are also conveniently sized to be 110 calories per piece. I love having them in the freezer so I can eat one in the evening for just a little something sweet. Itadakimasu!
In the Allihies area we stopped for a picnic lunch to enjoy the beautiful countryside views (as seen in a previous Photo Challenge). The only thing that could make it even better was trying a new kind of European candy bar that we don’t have in the States: the Cadbury Double Decker.
I have a huge sweet tooth, so I love trying new candies, and this one was quite good. I also tried a Nestle Aero and of course had some Kinder chocolate, which I was already familiar with from my time at university in Spain.
Being serious for a minute, the War Boys’ chrome mouth spray from the movie is obviously ritualistic, practically religious in nature. But I also wondered if it contained some kind of stimulant, too? It’s just the biologist in me. What do you guys think? Either way, it was a really cool aspect of Fury Road.
Q: When did Anakin’s Jedi masters know he was leaning towards the Dark Side?
A: In the Sith Grade.
My husband and I went grocery shopping last night and this somehow ended up in our cart:
So, yeah, we totally had Star Wars Jell-O today. They actually came out really well by just following the directions on the box. You can make 12 shapes at a time, and the box has enough Jell-O to make 24 total.
I did one blue box and one red box (blue is my favorite Jell-O flavor). Here are some of the results: