My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

Maybe it’s a bit weird to be discussing ice cream in November, but I am obsessed with these at any time of year.

This box is totally empty. I ate them all.

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!

The My/Mo brand of mochi ice cream has a bunch of different flavors available, available all over the country in stores like Target or Kroger.  It is not particularly cheap; at full price, they are about $1 per piece.  But they are amazing.

Actual view of my freezer.

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!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

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From Dublin.

A collection of delicious pastries from our afternoon tea at Gallaher’s in Dublin.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

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From Beara Peninsula.

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

Oh what a spray! What a lovely spray!

Who doesn’t love funny Amazon reviews?  Some Mad Max: Fury Road fans have taken to the Wilton Silver Color Mist product page on Amazon to express their enthusiasm (or disappointment) with this Certified Kosher edible decoration.

A selection of the questions and reviews:

spray reviews

spray reviews

Other places around the internet have picked this up, too:

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.

Star Wars Day treats

A bad joke courtesy of my dad:

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:

WP_20150503_20_54_29_ProSo, 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:

R2-D2, Vader, Chewie, C-3PO, stormtrooper, Yoda
R2-D2, Vader, Chewie, C-3PO, stormtrooper, Yoda