Microwaveable Melon Milk Mochi: Easy Peasy

Words: Dwight Co/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/June 11, 2012

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Some drinks are so good that you wish they had a solid form that you can chew, bite and lick all over. Tearing down solid food gives us a sensual experience that can never be matched by flowing liquids running down our throats.

Today, we’d like to give you that experience by turning Melon Milk into mochi.

These supple, flesh-colored babies are very easy to make.

Although it might seem complicated because it looks like candy, all you really need is a pair of hands and a few cheap ingredients to throw yourself a delicious mochi party.

Microwaveable Melon Milk Mochi

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup mochiko
  • 1 cup melon milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • potato starch, for dusting


  1. In a microwavable bowl, whisk together mochiko, milk and sugar.
  2. Mix until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Microwave for 10 minutes.
  4. When the mochi is cooked, carefully get the bowl from the microwave using thick mittens.
  5. Scrape the sides with a spatula.
  6. Prepare a wooden chopping board and dust with potato starch.
  7. Scrape mochi onto floured board.
  8. Cut into small pieces using a plastic knife or spatula.
  9. Dust with more potato starch to keep them from sticking together.


  1. Mochiko is sweet rice flour, also known to us as glutinous rice flour.
  2. You can change the flavor of the milk for variety. (ex. Chocolate Milk, Plain Milk, or Vanilla flavored Milk)
  3. For liquid flavors that are not sweet to begin with, change the sugar amount to 1/2 instead of 1/3.
  4. If you’re planning to eat this by itself as dessert, you can dust the mochi with powdered sugar instead of potato starch for a sweeter taste.

Dwight Co

Managing Director/Founder

When he was nine, Dwight stormed the kitchen and proudly cooked himself his first dish, Spam and eggs. Realizing his immense talent for cooking canned food, he co-founded Pepper.ph in 2012. Aside from directing Pepper.ph's content and design, Dwight also makes websites and runs a tiny ramen house in Burgos Circle called Wrong Ramen. See More.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rraaee Roanne Rae Cabradilla

    These look gorgeous! :)

    • Rina Lim

      I love mochi! Thanks for this recipe!

      • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

        Hi Rina! Enjoy the recipe!!

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Thanks Rae!!:D Try the recipe out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1044007271 Guia Bautista-Obsum

    I love mochi!! I wonder if Bailey’s would work… or maybe some Grand Marnier. Would eating those make me drunk?! Hahaha! ;p

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      hahaha I guess if you finish them all, it might make you a tiny bit woozy, but I have a feeling it’s worth it! haha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342263882 Tina Cillo

    sensual experience, here I come…..

  • Gerald

    Does anyone know where I can find these flour types in Makati?

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Hi Gerald! You can try the ff establishments: 

      FUJI MART Makati City Branch
      2nd Leve Walter Mart-Makati Chino Roces Ave. cor. Arnaiz Ave Makati City

      New Hatchin Makati Branch
      7602 Sacred Heart St. cor Metropolitan Ave San Antonio village Makati City
      8977207/ 8905038/ 8901648


      • Gerald

        Hi Mylene! Thanks for the info. Crossing my fingers to see if they have any stock. The groceries I went to didn’t have them. I thought these ingredients were fairly common. :(

        • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

          Actually the Glutinous rice flour also known as mochiko is sure to be found in all Japanese Groceries. But very few regular local groceries have them. Try to ask them for the mochi flour or glutinous rice flour. The two groceries I listed above will definitely have them since they also supply to a lot of local Japanese restaurants!:D Good luck Gerald!! And tell us what you think about the recipe when you’ve tried it!:D

          • Gerald

            Thanks again! I tried out a batch last night and it was awesome! The only problem I had was cleaning up the sticky mochi from the bowl. 😛 I’m stoked to experiment on other flavours. Thanks to you guys for sharing this recipe. 😀

  • Chaleytiu

    Hi Mye! I’m really excited to make some microwaveable mochi!!! 😉

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Hi Chaley!! haha do tell us how it goes!:D

  • Dricheechung

    OMG this looks like heaven!!!! i wanna try this so badly!!!

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Go try! Super duper fast and easy!

  • Lisa King

    I’ve never heard of this before, but it looks really good. What is melon milk? Is it something you make or buy? I’m clueless, I know.

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Hi Lisa! Melon Milk is commonly found in grocery stores here in the Philippines. It’s distributed by Nestle if I’m not mistaken. But if you don’t have melon milk you can use other milk flavors like chocolate or strawberry!:)

      • Lisa King

        NO!!!! I must have melon milk now!! See what you’ve done, LOL?

        Seriously, the melon things look wonderful, but I’ll try them with another flavor.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GH5NGIBGVLHGYJNEUJ27OQKZQM aubrey po

    Instead of using microwave oven/oven is there any way I could use? Like boiling right through the heat? 

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Hi Aubrey! Boiling calls for another recipe. We will look into it. :)

      • sandrita

        May I also suggest putting both volume and weight measurements for your ingredients? Maybe just for the desserts or baked things. Measuring cups are just too inaccurate. It would be a shame to have wasted ingredients if following recipe goes wrong because of differences in measuring. 

  • gin chung

    Hi guys!

    I just tried the recipe.  Please be sure to measure out your ingredients. hahaha. 

    Also, I used glutinous rice flour we had on stock and it didn’t come out too well.  The brand may have some effect on the mixture.  I do suggest using only 1/2-2/3 cups of the flour for a much chewier mochi. :)

    But the taste was still great! 

    Thanks guys!

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Yes, it is really important to measure in this recipe. :) thanks Gin!

  • http://twitter.com/Kat_Tiu Kat Tiu

    Hi! Just stumbled upon this post! :) Does rice flour differ much from “glutinous rice flour” ?:)

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Yes it does Kat. :)

  • kate

    Hi i’m going to try out the recipe tomorrow and i was thinking of halving the recipe. do I need to reduce the time to less than 10 mins? Thanks! (:

  • kay

    is it possible to use something like yakult for this???

  • Evan

    cant pronounce it cant cook it
    the motto

    • returnoftwofistedscientist

      Apparently, you can’t punctuate it, either, so you probably shouldn’t write it.

  • Lee

    Just tried this! Actually eating it now. hehe I cut the recipe in half just except the glutinous rice flour which I reduced to a little less than half a cup (like Gin Chung mentioned). Microwave time is 4 minutes. :)

  • N

    Thanks for this super easy recipe! Tried this with Nestlé chocolate milk but without powdered sugar, and they came out a bit bland. Guess I should have added more than 1/3 a cup of sugar. :)

  • Jasmine

    Is it possible to substitute microwave with oven ??