Some drinks are so good that you wish they had a solid form that you can chew, bite and lick all over. Tearing down solid food gives us a sensual experience that can never be matched by flowing liquids running down our throats.
Today, we’d like to give you that experience by turning Melon Milk into mochi.
These supple, flesh-colored babies are very easy to make.
Although it might seem complicated because it looks like candy, all you really need is a pair of hands and a few cheap ingredients to throw yourself a delicious mochi party.
Microwaveable Melon Milk Mochi
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 cup mochiko
- 1 cup melon milk
- 1/3 cup sugar
- potato starch, for dusting
- In a microwavable bowl, whisk together mochiko, milk and sugar.
- Mix until sugar is dissolved.
- Microwave for 10 minutes.
- When the mochi is cooked, carefully get the bowl from the microwave using thick mittens.
- Scrape the sides with a spatula.
- Prepare a wooden chopping board and dust with potato starch.
- Scrape mochi onto floured board.
- Cut into small pieces using a plastic knife or spatula.
- Dust with more potato starch to keep them from sticking together.
- Mochiko is sweet rice flour, also known to us as glutinous rice flour.
- You can change the flavor of the milk for variety. (ex. Chocolate Milk, Plain Milk, or Vanilla flavored Milk)
- For liquid flavors that are not sweet to begin with, change the sugar amount to 1/2 instead of 1/3.
- If you’re planning to eat this by itself as dessert, you can dust the mochi with powdered sugar instead of potato starch for a sweeter taste.