Pocky on the Rocks: A brand new (but additionally outdated) solution to beat the warmth with Pocky sticks at dwelling【Recipe】


We might not have been round for this intelligent drink thought the primary time round, however we’re completely right here for it now.

There’s by no means actually a nasty time for Pocky, because it’s firmly entrenched itself within the hearts of all lovers of Japanese sweets. With the sweltering summer season climate right here, although, proper now’s an particularly good time to get pleasure from Pocky in a recent new manner: Pocky on the Rocks.

Besides, relying on if you have been born and the way far again your Japanese foodie credentials go, you might need already heard of this. Within the Nineteen Seventies there was a growth of cafes in Japan serving fancy smooth drinks with Pocky within the glass as an alternative of a stirrer stick. These drinks, which grew to become often known as Pocky on the Rocks, weren’t as candy or heavy as a parfait, however have been extra particular and substantial than a plain glass of soda or iced tea.

As Japan’s wet season winds down, Pocky producer Glico has posted six new Pocky on the Rocks recipes on its official web site, which it’s calling the Reiwa Pocky on the Rocks lineup (“Reiwa” being the identify of the brand new imperial calendar period that began in 2019).

We determined to attempt our hand at making the Almond Milk Espresso Pocky on the Rocks, which requires solely these three elements:

● Almond Crush Pocky
● Black espresso
● Almond milk

Making the drink is a snap. First, brew you espresso, then pour it into an ice dice tray and stick it within the freezer till it hardens. That’s proper, the recipe requires frozen blocks of espresso, with the intention to maintain your drink chilly however stop the flavour from getting watered down, like it will with odd cubes of frozen water. When you’ve acquired your espresso ice cubes prepared, place them in a glass, pour within the almond milk, add the almond Pocky, and also you’re all set.

However whereas the method is extremely easy, choosing the proper drinkware proved somewhat difficult. Our first glass was too tall and pinched, making it exhausting to rearrange our Pocky sticks in an inviting fan-shaped sample.

This subsequent one was higher, however the depth of the glass meant numerous the attractive chocolate was hidden beneath the floor of our beverage.

Lastly, we acquired one of the best aesthetic outcomes with this glass…

…particularly after we added a swirl of whipped cream.

▼ As a result of when has the addition of whipped cream ever not made sweets higher?

With our drink full, we gave it a swirl stir with a stick of Pocky, and took a sip. It was as scrumptious as we’d hoped it will be, candy, refreshing, and invigorating, with the added bonus of having the ability to munch on Pocky sticks with the espresso and almond milk soaked into them, with the additional floor space of the crushed almond coating making for an additional flavorful impact.

The opposite Reiwa Pocky on the Rock recipes are for Pineapple Tea (made with authentic chocolate Pocky, crushed ice, pineapple juice, straight iced tea, and fruits of your selection)…

Contemporary Cider (Gokuboso/Skinny Pocky, ice cubes, cider, blueberries, sliced lemon, and mint)…

Banana Milk (Tasty Pocky, crushed ice, purin custard pudding, milk, banana, and whipped cream)…

Triple Strawberry au Lait (Crushed Strawberry Pocky, crushed ice, strawberry au lait, sliced strawberry, mint)…

…and Kuromitsu Soy Milk Latte (Gokuboso Matcha Pocky, crushed ice, kuromitsu brown sugar syrup, soy milk, midarashi dango dumplings, whipped cream, anko candy purple beans).

In different phrases, we expect we’ll be having Pocky on the Rocks each night time this week.

Supply: Glico
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