This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream.
I haven’t made one of my milkshakes in a while (maybe it’s because I’ve got my hands a bit full at the moment with a couple of cute 8-month-olds), so when Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream reached out to collaborate on a recipe, I immediately thought about making a Matcha Mochi Milkshake!
Matcha Mochi Milkshake
Try saying Matcha Mochi Milkshake five times fast! Or maybe even just one time fast! Ha!
Have you had mochi before? Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream is a bite-sized treat made with a variety of premium ice cream flavors wrapped in sweetened rice dough. It’s ice cream you can eat with your hands! A couple of years ago, I had never heard of mochi, but my husband LOVES it, and when he found some in the grocery store freezer section, he made me try them.
And what’s great about mochi is that because it doesn’t melt as quickly as regular ice cream, so you can grab a cooler and head to a weekend BBQ, the beach, a celebration, a dinner party, or an adventure. It’s perfect for any occasion! You can even use it in a milkshake or as a milkshake topper!
Instead of making this milkshake with ice cream and milk and topping it with traditional whipped cream, I blended frozen banana “nice cream,” coconut milk, Matcha, and Green Tea flavored Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, and then topped it with coconut whipped cream so it’s a bit better for you with fewer calories. Each Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream is less than 100 calories per mochi and on their own, they are a great dessert for a mindful indulgence. So I tried to be a bit more mindful about my overall milkshake to make it healthier with fewer calories compared to a regular over-the-top milkshake. Plus, Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream will be releasing new vegan varieties soon, so if made with vegan Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, then this entire milkshake can be made vegan and lactose-free!
I know this isn’t a Neapolitan Milkshake, but there’s something about the three colors that remind me of one. Maybe this can be considered the millennial version of the Neapolitan Milkshake since it’s made with banana “nice cream,” coconut whipped cream, Matcha, and mochi! But seriously, those Strawberry Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream on top are SO good!!
Here are the ingredients and the recipe:
- 3 bananas, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp matcha powder
- 4 Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, Green Tea flavor
- 2 Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, Green Tea flavor as garnish
- 2 Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, Strawberry flavor as garnish
- 2 Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, Triple Chocolate flavor as garnish
- chocolate syrup
- optional: 1 can of coconut milk to make coconut whipped cream, refrigerated overnight so cream separates and congeals
- optional: sprinkles
- optional: cookie sticks
- Thread a Triple Chocolate Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, Green Tea Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, and Strawberry Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream on a kabob stick and put back into freezer to chill. Make two if you're making two glasses.
- Blend the frozen bananas, 1 cup coconut milk, vanilla extract, matcha powder, and 3 Bubbies Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream together.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup in your glasses and pour your milkshake.
- Top with regular or coconut whipped cream, add your Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream kabob garnish, add sprinkles, and cookie sticks!
I use my Ninja blender for all my milkshakes! I can’t say enough good things about the blender! It’s not super cheap and won’t fall apart like some $20-30 brands like Hamilton Beach, but it also doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like a Vitamix. If you’re in need of a new blender, I definitely recommend this one. My only tip is that even though the pitcher says it’s dishwasher safe, be sure to hand wash it. Our first one cracked in the dishwasher, but our replacement pitcher has been going strong for 2-3 years now.
Have you tried mochi? If so, what flavor is your favorite?
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