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Black Forest Mochi Ice Cream

July 24, 2017 | 7 comments

The Common App opens in 8 days and I’ve already begun the countdown to my doom. As it turns out, in 8 days I will also be 4 days away from the bane of my life, aka college finals. Who knew that finals could be worth SO MUCH of your grade? I mean, doesn’t 45% seem just oh so slightly excessive? Apparently not. As shown on my insta stories, I’ve been doing piles of practice tests because the best thing about college is that there are so many free sample tests available, especially when taking core engineering classes (Collegeboard follow their example, please. Your lack of enthusiasm for free access education is discouraging and disgusting.)

On the plus side, Indiana is basically a huge corn field, which right now has huge amounts of corn. And we Hoosiers (I still don’t know where they got that nickname) can eat a lot of it. Especially me. Breakfast has become boiled corn. Lunch has become broiled corn. And dinner has become leftover corn. As a snack, popcorn is THE BEST.

ok fine I don’t actually eat corn all the time.

Sometimes, I eat mochi instead. But still mostly corn. Ohhh maybe I should make mochi corn? Actually, that sounds disgusting. It seems my lack of brain power is really showing… πŸ˜›

Anywho, I made some mochi balls because chocolate and mochi are my ultimate comfort foods (stop judging…) when test time comes around. Surprisingly, it’s not corn! As it turns out, homemade chocolate ice cream with darker than my soul (kidding) mochi, combined with a juicy cherry in the middle is the best summer treat.

(hiding my face for this sorry excuse of a “post”, I’ll be back in the 4 days I have before high school starts again. in the mean time, MAKE THIS. ciao!)

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5 Minute Microwave Caramel Chocolate Crack(ers) {vegan, gluten free}


  • a lot of crackers about 40-50
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chocolate depending on how much chocolate you like on your crackers


  1. On an aluminum lined baking pan, spread the crackers evenly until completely covered. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the coconut oil, sugar, maple syrup, and coconut cream. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and microwave for 7 more minutes. You may want to stop at the 4 minute mark, stir, and microwave at 1 minute increments since microwaves are different.
  3. Pour and spread the mixture over the crackers and spread the chocolate on top. The heat from the caramel should melt the chocolate, but if you're not sure, melt the chocolate beforehand.
  4. Place the pan in the freezer until the chocolate is hardened. Break into smaller pieces and enjoy!


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  1. heather (delicious not gorgeous) on

    July 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm says

    good luck good luck good luck!!! unfortunately, i can attest that finals will continue to kick butt throughout college (and while some kind souls provide practice tests, there are others who do not). and no judgement here: chocolate and mochi are definitely worthy comfort foods (:

    • Anne on

      August 7, 2017 at 10:29 pm says

      AHHHHH. AHHHH. AHHHH. I’m soooo scared… I think i’ll go eat some chocolate… and mochi… nom nom nom…

  2. Hira on

    July 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm says

    Good luck on your applications! This is such and exciting (and stressful) time, but I have no doubt that you will do amazing! These look great– and are perfect way to comfort your soul through this long (and rewarding process)! πŸ™‚

    • Anne on

      August 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm says

      Ahhhhh thank you Hira!!! I’ve gone through ~10 drafts of the common app essay already and they still sound like crap. We will see how this turns out haha…

  3. Christine on

    August 8, 2017 at 1:48 pm says

    Wow! By now your finals must be over. I hope they went well! Guess it’s time to start applications to college now. Good luck, especially on those essays! These treats look so delicious. Thank you for taking time out of your studying ad writing to share these recipes with us! Can’t wait to try them out.

  4. Christina on

    August 30, 2017 at 11:40 am says

    Ooooof, I do not miss college, good luck on your finals though! However, I do miss ice cream. The temperature is currently upper 90’s where I live and we don’t have AC. I’m sitting in the dark, with 6 fans blowing on me, dreaming of ice cream. Now I’m dreaming of YOUR ice cream recipe. It looks amazing!

    • Anne on

      September 14, 2017 at 2:02 pm says

      Thank you Christina!



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