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Snack Review: My/Mo Ripe Strawberry Mochi Ice Cream


We picked this up a few months ago on a whim during a Target diaper run. I didn’t think it would be any good but it was SO delicious! Tasty strawberry ice cream wrapped in soft and chewy mochi.

So then, when we hit up the Chinese supermarkets, I was on the hunt for more mochi ice cream. There are so many more flavor varieties like black sesame. But, when we popped them open, they were atrocious – the mochi was hard and fell apart. It was gross. A few other boxes suffered from the same mochi issues.

I’d been spoiled by My/Mo mochi ice cream.

We’re back with it and it’s the only mochi ice cream in our freezer. I’ve learned my mochi ice cream lesson. Now all that’s left is for the Target to offer all the other flavors.

PS. It’s been 6 months since I had the baby and so far I’ve survived.

J.P. Licks in Jamaica Plain Neighborhood of Boston, MA

I stray from J.P. Licks from time to time, but I always return. They have super fun flavors and the ice cream itself is rich, thick and creamy. After experiencing ice-y ice cream the other week, I now appreciate J.P Licks even more.

Homemade ice cream and coffee cafe with 13 locations in and around Boston

Here are July flavors of the month…

Nano Black Soft Serve
It’s vanilla and activated charcoal soft serve. I like that it’s black and super emo/anti-mermaid, but in terms of flavor, I didn’t really get that hit of vanilla. Or maybe the color was throwing me off? I wonder tho what it could’ve tasted like if they had given it a black sesame flavor instead. Still, it’s fun, but you better wipe your mouth when you’re done eating it.

Fruity Pebbles Cereal Milk
Ummm…please make this a forever flavor! I haven’t had Fruity Pebbles cereal since I was a kid so this definitely brought back happy memories. I absolutely loved it. So, question is; would I rather have this or Milkbar’s famed cereal milk soft serve ice cream? I’m gonna have to go with Fruity Pebbles Cereal Milk. (Note: you can also get it in frappe form).

Gracie’s Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, MA

Gracie's Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, MA | by Lillian Lee

With this one flavor, Gracie’s Ice Cream has won me over as being the best ice cream shop in town. Located in Union Square in Somerville, the shop is also best known for their toasted fluff cone.

But it’s the Earl Grey that won my heart over.

We make our ice cream right in our shop—about five feet away from where it’s served—in tiny, tiny batches. When possible, we make our own ingredients in house, but we also use a lot of cookies, candy, and potato chips. There are always 12 flavors at a time, one of which is non-dairy.

[Updated April 8, 2017] Flavors are on rotation so definitely check out their IG @graciesflavors account for daily updates of flavors. I stopped by the other day again, and there was no earl grey. Luckily, there was a new flavor to save the day – black sesame honey.

Gracie's Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, MA | by Lillian Lee

black sesame honey from April 8, 2017.

Gracie's Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, MA | by Lillian Lee

check out the marshmallow fluff that oozes all the way to the bottom of the cone!

Looking forward to the return of earl grey this summer!

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