Looking over my most popular recipes, my Nutella Mochi recipe has been a huge success. Since it’s clear there are a lot of you mochi lovers out there, I figured it was about time for another recipe, so I hope you’ll enjoy this new wagashi recipe!
Jello mochi is another genius blend of Japanese and American coming from in Hawaii. While regular mochi may use potato or corn starch, this variation uses a jello packet instead! Combining jello and mochi into one delicious sweet, you just can’t go wrong!
If you’ve never made mochi before, the key to mochi’s characteristic texture lies in using mochiko (glutinous rice flour). Be sure to get glutinous rice flour, since the gluten is what makes the mochi so chewy. Regular rice flour will not come out the same! As long as you can get some mochiko flor, jello mochi is so simple to make, and really easy to customize, just pick your favorite jello flavor and you’re good to go!
This method keeps it really easy by using a microwave, so you’ll have fresh delicious mochi with minimal effort. If you want to make them extra fancy, you can even add a little flavor extract to the mix to complement the jello flavor. For this batch, I made a strawberry jello and added a hint of orange extract… delicious!
Recipe – Jello Mochi:
– Microwave the mixture on high one minute at a time until it fully clumps together. Stir in between each minute to make sure the mixture cooks evenly. Depending on the microwave, this should take about 5 to 6 minutes.