8 Ways To Make Mochi — From Plain Mochi to Mochi Ice Cream
Mochi are sweet, squishy rice cakes with a soft, chewy outer layer and a deliciously sticky filling. Mochi is Japanese in origin, but there are variations throughout South East Asia and Hawaii, too. Whether you're looking for plain mochi, mochi ice cream, or mochi-inspired treats, take a look at this collection of scrumptious mochi recipes to see how easy it is to make these scrumptious treats at home!
This recipe is for the classic Japanese-style mochi dough, made with just 3 ingredients: rice flour, sugar and water. They are soft and chewy on the outside, with a sweet red bean paste filling. Mochis do taste best fresh but can be enjoyed within 2 to 3 days if you keep them refrigerated.
Chi Chi Dango Mochi
This is an easy recipe for mochi, made with mochiko (glutinous rice flour), coconut milk, and potato starch. Recipe creator dewny recommends that you follow the directions exactly if you want the best results. Home cook SUIW agrees: "This recipe is perfect. The mochi comes out soft and chewy."
Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream
Small balls of vanilla ice cream are wrapped in a sweet green tea rice flour dough to create these super cute and refreshing mochi treats. It's easy to vary the type of ice cream you use — lemon or coconut will pair beautifully with the green tea mochi.
Purple Yam and Coconut Mochi (Ube Bibingka)
These Filipino-style sweet and chewy coconut mochi cakes with ube spread and purple yam extract are cooked in banana leaves for easy removal from the pan. Top with a warm butter sauce and toasted coconut, if you like. Serve with diced mango, candied pineapple, or dried papaya for a gorgeous presentation.
Ono Butter Mochi
This is a Hawaiian-style mochi cake made with rice flour, butter, eggs, milk, and sweetened coconut. Cool completely, then cut into squares to serve. Reviewer Nici suggests substituting a can of coconut milk for some of the milk: "It gave it a wonderful haupia-like flavor!"
Flavor mochi with pumpkin puree for a autumnal twist on the traditional Japanese dessert. "Very tasty," says reviewer Kayu. "When it first comes out of the oven and it's still warm you won't think it's mochi at all but just gooey cake... give it lots of time to cool off and it'll reach a much more mochi-like texture."
Looking for an easy plain mochi recipe? Treat yourself to some mochi in mere minutes with this straightforward microwave version. Reviewer Fairy had great success with this recipe: "This turned out fabulous! I was naturally a little wary of a mochi recipe with the word 'microwave' in it but it was great!"
Lemon Mochi Cake
Mochiko flour (also known as sweet rice flour), instant lemon pudding, and milk are used to make this mochi-like treat. You can use any kind of milk, like coconut milk or a mixture of milks. Tastes even better the next day, if you can wait that long!