Los Angeles, Calif.-based Mikawaya, the creator of Mochi Ice Cream, recently launched Mikawaya Exottics Ice Cream, a new line of premium, gourmet frozen confectionery.
Expanding on the success and popularity of Mikawaya Mochi Ice Cream, Mikawaya Exottics Ice Cream brings in a new line of frozen products inspired by authentic Asian cuisine and fruits. Mikawaya Exottics Ice Cream is offered in pints, ice cream bars, (soon to be) ice cream sandwiches and 3.6 oz cups. And for the foodservice trade, Mikawaya Exottics Ice Cream can be purchased in 5-quart pails and 3-gallon tubs. The line boasts up to 14 delicious and Asian-influenced flavors, including Black Sesame, Green Tea Matcha, Lychee, Taro, and Yuzu Sorbet. The new line of Mikawaya ice cream will be available in local Asian markets and restaurants.
Buzz for Mikawaya Exottics Ice Cream Line originally began in August 2011 when Mikawaya invited fans of Mikawaya Mochi Ice Cream to submit designs for Exottics Pints. As the Mikawaya USA President, Joel Friedman, explained, “We want to offer our loyal consumers the traditional taste of home in our selected flavor line-up of authentic Asian-influenced flavors.”
Mikawaya is a 102-year-old family-run business that specializes in the creation of fine Japanese pastries and desserts. Run by Frances Hashimoto and her husband Joel Friedman, the company offers snack and dessert-lovers alike an alternative to traditional ice cream. Mochi Ice Cream combines a well-known and loved dessert, ice cream, with a chewy, marshmallow-type