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.

Fast Food

Finally, Baskin-Robbins Flavored Iced Coffee Exists


Back when I was a budding young tween, I one day decided I was too cool for normal ice cream shakes and was officially ready to graduate to Baskin-Robbins’ Cappuccino Blasts. Never mind that my underdeveloped taste buds thought the sludge tasted bitter and sad – I was a big kid, dagnabbit, and no matter how much I missed the rich and buttery frozen creams, there was no turning back now.

Well, until now.

Like the Pizza Burger or the Doritos Locos Taco or every other brilliant fast food collaboration before them, sister brands Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins have partnered to create the first line of iced coffees inspired by popular ice cream flavors. The first two offerings? Mint Chocolate Chip and Old Fashioned Butter Pecan.


Available through June, the drinks have been met with a largely positive fan response, at least for those lucky enough to live by locations who actually make them right. There’s no word yet on whether DD x BR plan on expanding the line to include other Baskin flavors, but please allow me to put my vote in for Rum Raisin. Mmmmm.

H/T David Roshinski, Delish