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Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi Ice Cream Recipe is one of the popular desserts of Japanese cuisine! A soft dessert delight prepared with rice, the star of Japanese cuisine!

February 16, 2021
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Mochi Ice CreamPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 3 mins
Total 23 mins



  1. Firstly, put stretch film on a muffin cake mold.
  2. Remove ice cream from the freezer. With the help of an ice cream spoon or tablespoon, place the ice cream balls in the muffin mold. Put the cake tin in the freezer. Leave it in the freezer for about an hour.
  3. In a bowl, mix the sweet rice flour and sugar with a whisk. Add water and mix all the ingredients again to combine them.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Put it in the microwave for about a minute. Stir the ingredients again with a spatula and put them back in the microwave. After microwaving for 1 minute, remove the bowl. Repeat the stirring step and microwave for 30 seconds until the mochi dough is thick and sticky.
  5. Lay down a piece of parchment paper on the counter. Sprinkle some cornstarch on it. Put the mochi dough on the parchment paper.
  6. Dust the top of the dough with more starch. Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape (12x14inches or 30x35cm) with the rolling pin.
  7. Place the mochi dough along with the parchment paper on a baking sheet. Refrigerate the dough for 15-30 minutes to cool.
  8. After the dough has cooled, take it out of the refrigerator. Cut the dough with round cookie cutters or cups. Remove the excess corn starch with a pastry brush.
  9. Take out the ice cream balls that you have kept in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Place the plastic wrap on the work surface and place the dough on it. Put an ice cream scoop on each mochi dough. Cover the Mochi ice cream balls by the edges. Wrap it in stretch film.
  10. Keep the Mochi ice creams in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  11. Before serving, leave it for 2-3 minutes at room temperature to let it soften.
  12. Unwrap the plastic wrap and serve them.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Mochi Ice Cream
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2 mg0.7%
Sodium 6 mg0.3%
Potassium 29 mg0.6%
Protein 1.3 g2.6%
Total Fat 0.7 g0.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Mochi dough has a sticky texture. Use cornstarch or potato starch to combine the dough and prevent the dough from sticking.
  • Use latex gloves so that the mochi dough doesn't stick to your hands.
  • Make sure that the kitchen is not too hot. If it is cool; this will help you to get a better consistency when preparing mochi ice creams. It also prevents ice cream from melting.
  • Make sure that the ice cream spoon is cold so that the ice cream does not lose its consistency.
  • Just like ravioli, wrap the ice cream with dough.
  • While wrapping the mochi ice cream balls, wrap the cling film around the ice cream ball and squeeze the ends into a small ball.
  • To keep the shape of the mochi ice cream, wrap it in stretch film and refrigerate it in the freezer.
  • Make sure that the microwave oven is at 1200 watts.
  • Do not use regular rice flour instead of sweet rice flour. You may not get the same result.
  • The classic mochi ice cream recipe uses vanilla ice cream. However, you can also choose ice creams in different flavors such as matcha powder, cocoa, strawberry.
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Also known as Japanese Ice Cream, this flavor is made from rice flour. It is a refreshing dessert made of soft rice dough and flavored ice cream balls.

You should definitely try this delicious and refreshing dessert, which will be a favorite of even those who do not like ice cream. You can easily prepare this Japanese dessert which you can find in many markets, at home.

Mochi Ice Cream, which has a delight-like consistency, is usually prepared with vanilla or chocolate ice cream. You can also prepare it with any kind of ice cream and aromas according to your taste. It is a different flavor that stands out as a gluten-free dessert.

If you also like to eat dessert and taste different flavors, try our Mochi Ice Cream Recipe now. Bon Appetit.

What is Mochi Ice Cream?

Mochi Ice Cream is a traditional Japanese dessert. Also known as Japanese Ice Cream. It is made with rice. There is soft rice dough around the ice cream filling. It is usually prepared with vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream. It does not contain milk because it is sorbet. Also, the sweet rice flour is gluten-free. You can buy it or make it yourself at home. It is a recipe invented by Frances Hashimoto, a Japanese-American business woman.

How Do You Make Mochi Ice Cream From Scratch?

The main ingredient used in making Mochi Ice Cream is sweet rice flour. The Mochiko brand for sweet rice flour is popular. If you can't find sweet rice flour, you can use glutinous rice flour. However, regular rice flour is not suitable for the Mochi Ice Cream recipe. When making mochi, sweet rice flour is mixed with water and sugar.Then, it is cooked in a microwave.

Another important point when preparing Mochi ice cream is its dough. Mochi dough should be kneaded well. Since the dough has a sticky consistency, it should be rolled out with cornstarch.

You can use any kind of ice cream you want. The important point here is to divide the ice cream into balls before using it and keep it in the refrigerator for a while.

Also when shaping Mochi ice cream, using stretch film will help you shape these delicious dessert balls better.

Mochi Ice Cream Varieties

You can also prepare Mochi ice cream with any kind of ice cream, jam or chocolate sauce.

To make Strawberry Mochi Ice Cream; Add strawberry puree to the rice flour mixture before cooking the mochi dough. Use strawberry ice cream.

To make Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream; Before baking the mochi dough, mix rice flour with a tablespoon of cocoa powder. Use chocolate ice cream.

To make Matcha Mochi Ice Cream; Before cooking the dough, mix the rice flour with green tea powder. Choose vanilla ice cream or you can use matcha ice cream instead of adding matcha powder to rice flour.

To make Vanilla Mochi Ice Cream; Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the dough mixture before cooking.

To make Coconut Mochi Ice Cream; Add 1 tablespoon of coconut milk to the dough before cooking or you can use coconut ice cream.

You can also fill it with nutella, peanut butter, and bean paste instead of ice cream while preparing Mochi.

How To Store Mochi Ice Cream?

Does mochi ice cream need to be refrigerated? You should keep the mochi ice cream in the freezer to keep its consistency.

Fresh mochi has a soft texture. It hardens very quickly at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It can spoil in a short time at room temperature and humid environment.

If you are not going to consume the Mochi ice cream balls right away, you should store them in the freezer. You should wrap Mochi ice creams individually in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container in the freezer. You can keep it for 2 weeks in this way.

Before eating, leave the ice cream in the freezer for a few minutes at room temperature.

Is Mochi Vegan Friendly?

Yes. Mochi dessert does not contain dairy products. You can easily prepare Vegan Mochi Ice Cream with vegan ice cream, sweet rice flour, sugar and water.

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