Anybody else’s kids still hanging on to the last few days of summer? School started up for us a couple weeks ago but the kids are definitely still in a summer mindset (Mei still asks me every week what camp she has! 😂) Thankfully living in Texas we still have quite a few more weeks left of hot hot weather, so we’ve been taking advantage and spending weekends at the pool! If your family is anything like mine, you’re all about the snacks as well. I couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, a treat that I’ve been purchasing on my own for several years now, to share with you my favorite finger pool party foods that will make your next pool party rock!
Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream
I personally grew up eating mochi ice cream that my parents would buy from the Asian grocery store, so when I saw that that Whole Foods carried Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, I literally could not contain my excitement and bought several boxes to try. If you’ve never heard of or tried mochi before, it’s a Japanese treat made from glutinous rice flour and has a slightly chewy texture. Mochi ice cream is essentially a thin layer of mochi wrapped around an ice cream filling. It combines the creamy sweetness of ice cream with the chewiness of mochi — it’s an absolutely delicious, and even cute, little treat! Each little mochi ice cream comes perfectly packaged so we can enjoy our ice cream without having to worry about spoons or cones, meaning one less thing to clean up too!
As a parent who’s also careful about what goes into my kids’ bodies, I also love that Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream is gluten free, rBST free (rBST is a manufactured hormone that increases milk production in cows), and even uses only kosher dairy along with the highest quality of ingredients. Each mochi is less than 100 calories and with over 25 flavors to choose from, we can also enjoy a couple different mochis every time too! My favorite flavors are personally the Strawberry and Green Tea, but Dylan and Mei are also obsessed with the Triple Chocolate and Mango too.
Boxes of Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream can be found in the freezer section and Whole Foods also has additional flavors available in self-serve mochi cooler. There are seasonal options too like Meyer Lemon and Strawberry Rhubarb that I need to try along with Passionfruit and Red Velvet!
Nothing says pool party foods better than watermelon! I love the taste of biting into a juicy watermelon on a hot summer day and this treat couldn’t be easier to prepare either. Simply just slice a watermelon (I go for the seedless kind) into small triangular wedges. Totally optional but if you have little ones, I’ve found that having a popsicle stick on the bottom of the wedges also makes it easier for small hands to hold on to!
Frozen Fruit Popsicles
Strawberry Coconut Popsicles (original post)
I also like to keep a stash of homemade frozen popsicles in our freezer as they’re great for a quick and easy treat, plus they’re surprisingly easy to make. I shared my Strawberry Coconut Popsicle recipe here years ago and since then, I’ve also experimented with a few different fruits as well as mixing in Greek yogurt instead of coconut with great success!
Dylan and Mei are like fish when it comes to playing in the water, and I’ve even been stocking up on the swimsuits lately as we’re still living it up at the pool right now. I’d love to know what your favorite finger pool party foods are and especially if you’ve tried Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream before!
++ all photos were taken by yours truly with this camera, lens, tripod, and remote. ++
edited using Barcelona Lightroom Preset (tutorial)
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Looks super yummy and fun for the kids. I love these cute ideas!
Great list of finger foods! I never got a pool party this year believe it or not. Haha, maybe next year. These treats would be fun to try!
I’ve never been able to resist mochi’s and these look so damn good! They’re perfect little sweet treats for the kids on a hot day! Those popsicles look damn good too.
Kenzi || Life of a Sister says
Mochi’s is so delicious! I love the popsicles, they all look delicious! These are a great list, I would love to attend a pool party!
Now this looks like fun! I love those snacks! I will have to try the Mochi too!
Delia Atenea says
Omgggg my kids and I are obsessed with Mochi ice cream! I love that it comes in a box! I SO need to get this!
Taylor Mobley says
I’ve never had mochi ice cream!!
I wish I knew about this before! I hosted pool and grilling parties this summer on my rooftop pool. The pool has closed now. Next year!
Tara Fuller says
i actually just bought this mochi! It’s one of my most favorite sweet snacks!
Hold up! I need this mochi in my life. It’s been waaay too long since I’ve had good mochi, and I’ve never gotten to enjoy flavors like mango!! Heading to Whole Foods right now haha!
Mochi Ice Cream is all the rave. I tried it during the summer and loved it.
You are so sexy. You have a happy family. I want to eat, and i am hungry
Rachel (Short [dis]Order Cook) says
I envy you. Summer still lingers here in NY, but unless you have your own pool (I don’t) swimming is out of the question. All public swimming closes after Labor Day. There are so many times when I wish I could have a September pool party. 🙁
I tried mochi just once when I was in a “Pan-Asian” restaurant and they gave them to my husband and me as a complimentary dessert once. I liked them, but never went out of my way to try them again. I should remedy that. I know they sell them at Trader Joe’s.
OMG these look so good! I’ve never heard of them but what a fun idea!
Tonya Morris says
OMG mochi is my latest obsession! I haven’t tried this brand yet! I will be on the lookout for it!
Morgan Klein says
Omg yum! I love Mochi! I first discovered it as a topping at Pinkberry! Lol!
These Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream sound perfect for a pool party! I’m in Houston and might have to scoop these up for our next one!
yes!! they’re so good. let me know what you think!
Mochi is so yummy!! Great poolside snacks!
Azanique Rawl says
How yummy! Your kiddos are adorable 🙂
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sharon wu says
you and your kiddos are just the cutest! mochi is a delish finger food and definitely one i’d love to have by the pool haha 🙂
Mochi is one of my favorite desserts too! I love that your kids love it too!
Theresa Huse says
How much fun. I miss having a pool. Finger food and pool parties are the best. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Sharing.
love your post and love mochi ice cream.