*This post was created in collaboration with Sweety Ice Cream. All words, images, and opinions are my own.
Ice cream is my favorite treat no matter the time of year! It’s so refreshingly light and creamy, and it pairs perfectly with all the best holiday desserts. Plus, you know how much I like to dress it up, and there’s no better time to do that than Halloween! I’ve partnered with Sweety Ice Cream to create something extra festive and fun with their delicious Mochi Ice Cream. If you’ve never tried mochi before, it’s a sweet rice dough, and when wrapped around ice cream it makes it portable. The Sweety Mochi Ice Cream is pillowy soft and chewy on the outside with velvety smooth ice cream filling made from family recipes. I’ve taste tested almost all of them so far, and it’s really hard to choose just one, but the Vietnamese Coffee may be my top pick (I’m obsessed with all things coffee). I could really notice the quality of the ingredients used as each flavor is so fresh and bright. Sweety Mochi Ice Cream is made without artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Plus, at less than 100 calories each, it’s hard to say no to this sweet bite after dinner :).
While the Mochi Ice Cream is fantastic on it’s own, I thought I’d kick it up a notch with a dessert that’s a cross between brownie sundaes and a waffle cone. These crisp and fluffy waffles are easily made using brownie mix, and then I turned the Mochi Ice Cream into spooky cute Halloween characters with a little candy and frosting. Feel free to use my characters as an example or create your own! The plump, round shape of the Mochi Ice Cream makes it so easy to decorate as most anything with what you already have in your kitchen (and your Halloween candy stash). This diy is fun for kids of all ages with adult supervision for the waffles and any cutting.
As a bonus treat, head on over to my Instagram to find out how you can enter for a chance to win your own set of Sweety Mochi Ice Cream, and a fun decorating kit full of sprinkles, frosting and more!
1 18.4oz box of your favorite brownie mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
4 large eggs
Non-stick Cooking Spray
White chocolate chips
Milk or dark chocolate chips/buttons (I find the flat chocolate chips at Trader Joes’s. They are unsweetened cacao chips)
Pink candy melts or round sprinkles
Madagascar Vanilla Mochi Ice Cream
Piping bag or small zip top bag (cut a small corner off so the frosting can pipe flat, like ribbon)
#47 piping tip and coupler (if using piping bag)
Alphonso Mango Mochi Ice Cream
Green taffy candy
Orange decorating icing
Small round piping tip and coupler ring
Vietnamese Coffee or Classic Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream
Black licorice ropes or pull n’ peel licorice strands
Matcha Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream
Purple icing gel coloring
Small round piping tip & coupler
Allow the waffle press to fully heat up before using. You should only have to spray the waffle press once before starting your waffles, but if you are still having trouble with them sticking spray a little non-stick spray onto a paper towel and carefully brush over the waffle press plates before cooking each waffle (be very careful not to touch the plates with your fingers as they are hot). You may have to experiment with the setting on your waffle press – I used setting 4 to get mine nice and crisp so they held together. Heatproof kitchen tongs are an easy way to remove the cooked waffles in 1 piece. Follow the suggested waffle batter amount for your waffle press.
Keep the Mochi Ice Cream in the freezer, and decorate just before serving/eating. A toothpick helps to transfer the chocolate details to each mochi character.
*Adults should help with all cutting, and cooking over hot surfaces.
To serve smaller portions, divide each waffle into 4 section and place inside a mug. Top with your spooktacular mochi characters. Leftover waffles can be stored in the freezer along with the Mochi Ice Cream.
You can find Simply Strawberry, Vietnamese Coffee, Alphonso Mango, Matcha Green Tea, and Classic Chocolate Sweety Mochi Ice Cream at Walmart. Click here for a full list of local retailers, and don’t forget to check out the giveaway for a chance to win your own set!!
Please let me know if you try this tutorial, I would love to see your Mochi Ice Cream characters 🙂
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