How to make Mochi

How to make Mochi

Today we are going to learn How to make Mochi ice cream!! Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made using a sweet rice flour (mochiko) and water. You commonly see mochi wrapped around ice cream or sweetened red bean paste. In this diy mochi recipe I am going to make the mochi in the microwave and use the mochi to wrap around a sweetened red bean paste.I hope you enjoy my easy how to make mochi recipe!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Sweet Rice Flour – Mochiko
  • Cornstarch for dusting
  • Flavoring if wanted. I use 1 Tsp Green Tea powder


  • Mix the Water, Sugar, and flour (and flavoring )in microwave safe bowl
  • Cover it and Microwave on high 800watts for 3 minutes
  • Stir and check consistency, Should be sticky and form a single piece of stretchy rubbery dough
  • continue to microwave on high for 30 second increments until at desired consistency
  • Let slightly cool and spread cornstarch onto work surface
  • Turn out Mochi dough onto work surface and flatten until desired thickness. Should be about 1/4″ or slightly more thick.
  • Cut into 8 even squares and allow to cool.
  • Fill with your favorite flavor ice cream
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