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Looking for an indulgent and refreshing dessert recipe? Try Strawberry Mochi! The fresh, juicy strawberry and sweet red bean paste are covered with the chewy and soft mochi cake. This beautiful Japanese strawberry ichigo daifuku mochi is quick to make, and you can easily customize it for ice cream or red bean filled mochi balls!

Easy Strawberry Mochi Recipe

Strawberry Mochi is a popular dessert that you can easily make at home. Fresh strawberry and sweet red bean paste are wrapped with the chewy and soft mochi cake.
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 mochi balls
Author Izzy


  • 6 fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup red bean paste
  • ¾ cup Mochiko
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • cornstarch for dusting


  • Rinse the strawberries and remove green leaves. Then dry them completely.
  • Divide the red bean paste into 6 balls, then flatten each ball out.
  • Wrap each strawberry with the red bean paste. Set them aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together mochiko, sugar, and water.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap loosely. Microwave at full power for 2 minutes.
  • Take it out and mix it with a wet spatula. Cover and microwave for 30 more seconds until the dough becomes slightly translucent.
  • Transfer the cooked dough onto the cornstarch-dusted parchment paper. Sprinkle a thin layer of cornstarch onto the dough.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and flatten each one into a circular shape.
  • Place each red bean paste-covered strawberry in the center of each mochi wrapper. Make sure the pointing end is positioned at the center of the wrapper.
  • Pinch the four corners of the mochi wrapper, and then pinch the remaining corners together.
  • Tap the bottom of the mochi with cornstarch. Brush the assembled green tea mochi with a brush gently to remove excess cornstarch.
  • Repeat this process for the rest of the dough and fillings. Serve and enjoy!