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Ice Cream Around the World

While ice cream is an iconic American summer treat, variations of it are enjoyed around the globe. From India’s Kulfi to Italy’s gelato, get a taste of the world's finest frozen delights.

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Japan: Mochi Ice Cream

This frozen treat fuses “the most American of treats (ice cream) and the most Japanese of desserts (mochi)” into an international taste sensation. The frozen sweet consists of golf-ball-sized mochi (sticky rice pounded into a soft texture) with an ice-cream filling in flavors like green tea and red bean. This popular Asian-American fusion dessert can be found in grocery stores all over the world.

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