By Jaime Fraze posted: August 12, 2019
What happens when you roll ice cream into a bite-sized ball and encase it in a sticky sweet rice dough?
You get mochi, that's what.
If you're like us, you're fairly new to these sweet treats, but they've been around quite a long time in their native Japan. The mochi itself is what actually encases the ice cream: a rice cake that's been pounded down to paste and molded into the desired shape. In its traditional form, mochi can be traced back centuries in Japan as a symbol of nobility. It's still eaten commonly around the Japanese new year to usher in good fortune.