Ice Cream Mochi Recipe: Tiny Frozen Twist

Ice Cream Mochi Recipe

Have you mastered your basic mochi? We have another mochi recipe, but this time, we cast ice cream as the main star. 

The ice cream filling is easier than cooking the red bean paste, and storing in the freezer will make the mochi stay fresh for a longer period. Besides, this recipe works if you are not a fan of beans.

Ice Cream Mochi Recipe

Prep Time

3 hrs and 30 mins

Cooking Time

5 mins


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Ingredients AND TOOLS

  • ¾ cup of glutinous rice flour

  • ¾ cup of water

  • 3 tbsp of white sugar

  • 1/3 cup of cornstarch (for dusting)

  • Ice cream flavor of your choice

  • ½ tsp of food coloring of your choice

  • 6 paper muffin liners


  • Scoop up 6 balls of ice cream on a parchment-lined tray and let it solidify in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • Pour the glutinous rice flour into a microwave-safe bowl. Stir it with water, then sugar. Mix the ingredients until smooth.
  • Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and heat the mixture in the microwave for 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Afterwards, stir the dough and heat for another 15 seconds. Alternatively, you can steam the mixture on top of a boiling pot.
  • Once the dough is formed, add in food coloring of your choice and knead until incorporated.
  • Before working on your mochi, dust your work surface with cornstarch.
  • While hot, begin to divide the mochi dough into 6 equal parts and roll them into balls. Then, flatten the mochi balls to the size of your palm.
  • Retrieve the ice cream from the freezer and place the balls on top of the flatten mochi.
  • Seal the mochi and place them in the freezer for an hour before serving.

    Ice Cream and Fruit Mochi Combo

    Do you want your ice cream to have a more solid and textured taste? Diced fruits can enhance the mochi’s flavor with more sweetness, and the triple layer will improve the aesthetic.

    For instance, you can try out a triple layer mango ice cream mochi recipe. 

    First, insert the diced mangos into the vanilla ice cream balls and freeze them together. Next, add 1 teaspoon of yellow food coloring on the dough and knead until incorporated. Place the fillings on the flatted dough and set them in the freezer for an hour. When you cut the mango mochi in half, you will find a beautiful three-layered frozen artwork.

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