Try these easy and chewy Mochi Recipes, featuring different flavors and filling ideas!
Classic flavors like strawberry and red bean are available, as well as unique ones like chocolate-filled and durian.
What is Mochi?
Mochi, pronounced "Moe Chee", is a Japanese dessert that looks like a little bun.
It's created from sticky rice or glutinous rice flour, which gives it a soft, chewy, and stretchy texture.
It can be shaped into balls or thin sheets to wrap around various fillings.
How to make it
Traditionally, it's made by steaming sticky rice and pounding it into a paste. The pounding helps organize the starchy amylopectin molecules into an intermeshed mass that resists change.
A simpler method is to create a dough from sticky rice flour (or glutinous rice flour). Typically, it only takes 5-10 minutes to prepare.
This recipe features whole peaches in a thin layer of homemade, chewy mochi! It takes about 30 minutes to make four large mochis.
You'll need just four simple ingredients: sweet glutinous rice flour, cornstarch, sugar, and water.
Simply make the dough, cut the peaches in half, and wrap them!
This Strawberry Mochi recipe became super popular on TikTok, and it only takes around 50 minutes to make. It tastes like strawberry gummy candy with a creamy filling!
This filling is a mixture of whipped cream, sugar, and freshly chopped strawberries!
After wrapping, freeze them for 20 minutes to give them the best texture. Enjoy!
Rich, creamy ice cream, wrapped in delicious rice dough. Making this frozen treat takes less than three hours, mostly waiting for the mochi to chill in the freezer.
The best part? You can choose your favorite ice cream flavor to stuff inside.
The mochi can be cooked either in the microwave or steamed until it turns translucent.
Serve these fresh from the freezer for a cool snack!
Try this simple 5-ingredient potato mochi dumplings recipe for a tasty, savory snack! Served with a sweet and savory soy sauce dressing.
Thanks to tapioca starch and mashed potatoes, the dumplings have a chewy yet fluffy texture.
The recipe only takes 30 minutes!
Coconut peanut mochi is a classic dessert/snack served at Chinese restaurants and bakeries.
This recipe is ready in about 1 hour and 20 minutes. It's sweet and savory, with a fantastic texture contrast from the coconut flakes and chewy dough.
You may make these ahead of time and keep them in an airtight container or plastic wrap. They stay soft and chewy for about three days.
6. Durian Mochi
These durian mochi have a soft, creamy filling, almost like ice cream, bursting with the rich flavor of durian.
The secret to their rich flavor and creamy texture is sweetened condensed milk.
This recipe is super easy. Just make the dough, blend the filling, freeze it into half-spheres, and wrap them. You can enjoy them right away or store them in the freezer for later.
Red Bean Mochi is a simple dessert ready in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. It's a great way to use up any leftover red bean paste in your freezer.
Like the other mochi recipes, it's made by wrapping the filling (red bean paste) in a chewy dough wrapper.
You can customize the size and sweetness of the mochi to your liking!
This Black Sesame Seed Mochi features a fragrant black sesame seed filling wrapped in mochi dough.
They're coated with toasted sesame seeds to add extra crunch and nutty flavor! Use a mixture of white and black sesame seeds for visual appeal.
You can enjoy them fresh or store them at room temperature for a few days.
Green Tea Mochi is a classic Japanese treat loved by people of all ages. It's wonderfully chewy and has a touch of sweetness!
This recipe makes two types of mochi: one with a green filling and one with a white filling. The only difference is one has matcha powder.
These are perfect for morning tea or bringing to a party!
This chocolate-stuffed mochi features a creamy chocolate ganache filling! It's a bit trickier than the usual mochi recipes but they're totally worth it.
You've got to be fast to prevent the chocolate from melting while you wrap it up in the dough.
They taste best the day of, but if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container for one day.
Hawaiian Butter Mochi is a unique dessert that's a bit like a blend of cake and Japanese mochi!
This recipe uses specific ingredients like Mochiko Flour (glutinous rice flour), sugar, eggs, whole milk, coconut milk, butter, and baking powder.
Simply mix them together, bake for an hour, let it cool, and cut it into squares. Serve them on their own, or with whipped cream or ice cream!
This easy mochi recipe is a fun Japanese dessert that's purple and tastes like purple yam!
To make it, you'll need Mochiko sweet rice flour, sugar, and ube paste (ube halaya).
Simply combine all the ingredients then microwave it until it becomes thick and sticky. Cut the dough into small pieces and fill them with the ube jam. Enjoy!
13. Banana Mochi
Here's a super simple recipe for you: sweet bananas wrapped in a soft homemade mochi.
You only need four ingredients: glutinous rice flour, sugar, water, and cornstarch.
This is one of the easiest mochi recipes out there. All you have to do is make the dough, cut the bananas, and wrap them up.
You'll love the soft texture of the bananas which pair wonderfully with the chewy skin.
Recently, the internet has gone crazy over mango mochis. Everyone seemed to be posting these incredible images of whole mango mochis from dessert shops.
These treats are made with ripe, orange mangos, and people can't resist the soft, chewy dough hugging the incredibly juicy mango center.
This recipe is super easy and is ready in under 20 minutes. Serve it fresh for the best flavor.
This sweet and chewy dessert is perfect for the fall season. If you're looking for some creative mochi filling ideas, this recipe has got you covered!
You'll need to make your own pumpkin filling and dough.
The fun part is shaping them into pumpkin balls using a toothpick technique. The finished pumpkin balls need to be steamed for 10-12 minutes to cook through.
Did you enjoy these Mochi Recipes? Be sure to check out the other delicious recipes on this blog by checking out our Recipe Index.
More Recipes You'll Love
15 Best Mochi Recipes To Try
- Whole Peach
- Ice Cream
- Savory Potato Dumplings
- Coconut Peanut
- Red Bean
- Black Sesame Seed
- Green Tea
- Chocolate Stuffed
- Hawaiian Butter
- Whole Mango
- Pumpkin With Pumpkin Filling
- Choose your preferred recipe from above.
- Get all the necessary ingredients.
- Prepare your favorite mochi recipe!