Mochi Waffle Sundae


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Warning–this is not your normal Waffle Sundae

And, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s better….but I may be a bit biased.

I learned this when I was assisting Christina Pirello’s Three-Day Intensive a few weeks back.

So, what is exactly Mochi?  Mochi is a Japanese rice cake that is made of short-grain rice that is pounded into paste and molded.  It’s considered glutinous but don’t worry, if you are avoiding gluten, it doesn’t have gluten in it.  Glutinous just means “glue-like” or “sticky”.

Mochi is great to increase energy & is easy to digest.  It also is great for blood-sugar imbalances and weak intestines.

And, Mochi waffles are fun to eat and super fun to make, especially if you have young ones around. You can find Mochi in the refrigerated section of Whole Foods (I usually find it near the tofu).

IMG_3330Here’s what you need:
Waffle Iron
Mochi
Ice cream (non-dairy of course)
Your favorite toppings (pictured is chocolate and strawberry sauce)

Here’s what to do:

Heat the waffle iron.  While it is heating up, chop the Mochi up into strips.

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 Grease the waffle iron and make sure it’s heated up.

Place the strips of Mochi onto the waffle maker to cover surface for as many waffles as you’d like.  (I know it sounds strange but the strips will puff up and join together to form a waffle)

 IMG_3333 Put the cover down then watch the mocha puff up.  The waffle is done when it’s puffed up and the top of the iron comes off the easily.

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Then add ice cream and toppings of your choice.  It’s that easy!

And, you won’t have the bloated feeling that you normally get after eating a Belgium Waffle!

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!  Please share your thoughts on Facebook