Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip Mochi Ice Cream Finally Available in the U.S.


Last September, we griped about yet another Japanese-exclusive treat we desperately wished we could wrap our tastebuds around: Cookies and Cream ice cream mochi. Well folks, it seems the food industry gods have actually answered our prayers. Grocery store brand Mikawaya has just announced a line-up of five new flavors of mochi ice cream, including Black Sesame, Matcha Green Tea, Plum Wine, Mint Chocolate Chip, and yes, Cookies & *freaking* Cream.

Available in stores like Trader Joe’s and Albertson’s, the Mikawaya line now features 12 flavors of the starchy, sticky Japanese treat, available in packs of six in the freezer section.

“Cookies and Cream, and Mint Chip are two of the top six flavors worldwide,” Mikawaya’s President Joel Friedman said in a press release, “And given the truly authentic traditional Asian nature of Plum Wine, Matcha Green Tea and Black Sesame, we felt they were perfect additions to our lineup.”


The Mikawaya online store doesn’t seem to be updated just yet, but when it is, online customers can also download a coupon for .75 cents off and receive a free Mikawaya mochi t-shirt with purchase.


Oh Lawd: Chips Ahoy to Make Ice Cream-Inspired Cookies


Because regular chocolate chip cookies are soooo 2013, Chips Ahoy is releasing four new flavors of ice-cream inspired treats.  Claiming “no melting, no brain freeze” these take all the “trouble” (if you can call it that) out of ice cream and gives you your favorite flavors in cookie form.

Dulce de Leche-inspired cookies will feature caramel cookie base with dulce de leche chips. Mint Chocolate takes an unusual approach with dark chocolate cookies and mint chips. Mocha Chunk (a personal favorite) unites the classic chocolate chip cookie with mocha chunks for added crunch. And perhaps the most unique of the bunch, Root Beer Float, features vanilla and root beer chips mixed into what we can only hope is a vanilla ice cream-flavored cookie.

No word yet on how truly these match up to our favorite frozen treats, but given how frigid it is outside, I’m definitely feeling a warm cookie over any form of cold dessert.

So what do you think? Stick with the ice cream or would you give these a try?

Picthx Chips Ahoy!