If you want to stick to your healthy New Year’s resolution, but don’t want to miss out on the sweets we have some good news for you.    

It’s time to ditch the trendy rainbow bagels, mega shakes and unicorn macaroons, there’s a new dessert craze that’s standing out from the crowd and it contains zero calories! 

Inspired by the traditional mizu shingen mochi form Japan, the raindrop cake was created by New York City chef Darren Wong. 

“It’s a light, delicate and refreshing raindrop made for your mouth,” Wong describes the dessert on its website.

Made from a combination of natural spring water and agar, the translucent ball is is served chilled alongside sugar syrup and roasted soy flour. The dessert will set you back just $8 and must be eaten straight away. 

“It’s almost like a Snapchat dessert that you need to enjoy in the moment,” Wong told


“There’s something charming about that experience.”

Many have criticised the dessert for being too simple, but Wong says in Japan it’s not just about the taste but the presentation and texture.

“There are very few foods that engage this many senses at the same time, which is what attracted me to this dessert in the first place. What is shaved ice? It’s ice with toppings on it, and it provides a nice sensation and temperature when you eat it on a nice day.

“The raindrop cake is the same. The drop is supposed to taste like water, and the flavour comes from the sugar syrup and the roasted soy flour,” he said.

If your in New York try it for yourself! 

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