Matcha Mochi

This version of mochi—a sweet Japanese rice cake—gets its pretty green color from matcha powder and a creamy sweetness from coconut milk.

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  • Servings: Makes 2 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cornstarch, for dusting

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 275°. Grease an 8-inch square glass pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the rice flour, sugar, baking powder and matcha powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together the water, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Pour the batter into the pan, cover tightly with foil and bake for 60-80 minutes, until the top is set. Remove the foil, let it cool and then recover with foil and let it sit at room temperature overnight.

  2. Turn the mochi onto a cutting board and cut small cubes with a sharp knife. Coat all over with cornstarch.

Photo Photo © Molly Yeh Published February 2015

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 3

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Kate Cronyn

Review Body: So I made it in my super unstocked kitchen (silicone bakeware didn't have foil) so I used parchment paper (pressed it right on top) it turned out perfect.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-01-04

Author Name: Esther S

Review Body: This was delicious! I bought it to my Bible study and all the girls loved it.  Easy to make too.  Comes out tasting more cake-y than mochi.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-12-03

Author Name: Hasti Yavari

Review Body: It was easy to make and veryyyy delicious. Everyone loved it! I usually go with less sugar than the recipe, but this time I stuck to the recipe as matcha can be bitter and it turned out just perfect. Thanks so much

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-09-25