Summertime Mochi (Sour Cherry Slurpee Mochi and Horchata Mochi)

Horchata Mochi and Sour Cherry Slurpee Mochi easy mochi recipe

By some sweet stroke of luck, my first winter in the Midwest has been relatively mild.

It’s been kinda nice. Cold enough to have to bundle up a lot, but not so frigid that I’m slipping on ice everywhere. Cold enough so that I don’t have to wash my hair after every run, but not so windy that I have to wear two pairs of tights and Jason’s ski socks.

But not everyone’s been so lucky, and I’m sure those people are ready for winter to be over.

Folks, this one’s for you. (Okay, and  little for me and Jason. That guy just loves cherry gummies.)  These sweet, soft mochi are based on two classic warm-weather beverages, horchata and slurpees.

This is unbelievably easy to prepare, and with very little mess. The only messy part is tossing the mochi in the coating, and if you do it over the sink, you can avoid all that.

mochi is soooo not complicated to make
The horchata mochi are just regular mochi with a bit of cinnamon tossed in.  It tastes uncannily like horchata, which I suppose shouldn’t surprise me. Mochi is pretty much candi-fied horchata, and horchata is kind of liquified thinnned-out mochi.

All this horchata talk makes me wish I had a cool glass in front of me right now. It’s been horribly long since I had a glass of real, true horchata. Sniff, first world probs.

The Sour Cherry Slurpee mochi gets its cherry flavor from real cherries, but the sourness from fake ones. A tiny packet of unsweetened Cherry Kool-Aid mixed into the dusting medium gives them a tiny bit of tartness. You’ll swear you’re about to get a ice-cream headache, as it you’ve just taken the first huge sip of red 40-flavor Slurpee.  And if the kool-aid packet and artifical flavorings freak you out, simply omit it and have regular Cherry Slurpee Mochi. It’s not as fun, but still good.

you can make this sweet and sour cherry mochi right in your own kitchen

 

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easy mochi recipe

Summertime Mochi (Sour Cherry Slurpee Mochi and Horchata Mochi)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: each recipe yields a heaping cup of mochi

*stir the coconut milk prior to measuring. please make sure you use full-fat coconut milk *sweet rice flour is widely available at most supermarkets, in the "international" section. It's usually in a white box, and most places carry the brand name "mochiko"

Ingredients

    Horchata Mochi
  • 1/2 cup of sweet rice flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk (see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Sour Cherry Slurpee Mochi
  • 1/2 cup of sweet rice flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup whole frozen cherries
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk (see notes)
  • 1/16 tsp baking powder
  • for the dusting
  • any starch (tapioca, corn) or any flour
  • -a little cinnamon for the horchata mochi
  • -1 .13 oz packet of unsweetened cherry Kool-Aid powder for the slurpee mochi

Instructions

    for the horchata mochi
  1. preheat the oven to 275. line a 4.5 x 8.5 loaf pan with parchment paper
  2. stir the sweet rice flour, the sugar, the baking powder, and the cinnamon
  3. stir the water and the coconut milk.
  4. add the coconut milk mix to the sweet rice flour mix, until consistency is even and no lumps remain
  5. pour into the loaf pan, cover with foil, and bake for 1 hour.
  6. allow to set for several hours, or over night before cutting.
  7. Grease a knife and cut into 1/4 inch cubes.
  8. Combine some extra cinnamon with your dusting medium and toss in the mochi. Shake the excess powder off over the sink.
  9. for the Sour Cherry Slurpee Mochi
  10. preheat the oven to 275. line a 4.5 x 8.5 loaf pan with parchment paper
  11. Defrost the cherries in the microwave until they reach room temperature. Puree till smooth. you should end up with 1/2 cup of cherry puree
  12. stir the sweet rice flour, the sugar, and the baking powder.
  13. stir the cherry puree and the coconut milk.
  14. add the cherry mix to the sweet rice flour mix, until consistency is even and no lumps remain
  15. pour into the loaf pan, cover with foil, and bake for 1 hour.
  16. allow to set for several hours, or over night before cutting.
  17. Grease a knife and cut into 1/4 inch cubes.
  18. Combine the Kool-Aid paket with your dusting medium and toss in the mochi. Shake the excess powder off over the sink.
  19. Enjoy!
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adapted from food52

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4 thoughts on “Summertime Mochi (Sour Cherry Slurpee Mochi and Horchata Mochi)

    1. Thanks! you should totally go for it. I was so intimidated by it, but it’s so easy. And I there are so many flavor possibilities (except for lemon. i could not get it to set) head scratch emoji

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