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I agree with the previous reviewer. I think I'm going to give up on this recipe. Maybe I'm just not good at wrapping it around the ice-cream. It melts too fast and I can't seal the mochi- it won't stick after the ice-cream melts. I had to eat right away but that's too much to eat. I had to throw away the rest. Super messy.
I'm sorry but right now, I can't even give it a rating. I had no idea how long it was supposed to cool. I think my ice cream was to soft and the mochi was to hot. It made a mess and I tried to freeze it anyway, but the mochi was hard as a rock. Maybe I will try this again and wait longer until it was cool, but other wise, this just didn't work for me. Sorry.
This recipe is delicious! I just had mochi earlier today at Bubbie's ice cream (which is reknown in the mochi ice cream world), and this recipe definitely rivals it. I used Splenda, which worked really well, and I added two teaspoons of vanilla to the mix after it had been microwaved for 2 minutes. It helps bring out the vanilla flavor, especially if you use vanilla ice cream! I made mine with vanilla ice cream and a fresh strawberry in the middle, and I highly recommend the combo. One note: The dough is VERY sticky. However, the taste is worth the effort! Enjoy!