Ichigo Daifuku - Strawberry Mochi

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

Ichigo daifuku are sweet Japanese snacks filled with strawberry and anko (sweet red bean paste), also known as strawberry mochi.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups mochiko sweet rice flour (rice flour)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 12 small strawberries, washed, dried, stems removed
  • 1 (18 ounce) cansweetened red bean paste (Tsubushian)


  1. Mix the sugar and water together in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add mochiko.
  3. Stir until smooth, then turn the heat down and return pot to burner.
  4. Heat for 2 more minutes, stirring often.
  5. Let cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. When cool, take the mochi and make it into walnut sized balls then flatten them.
  7. Cover strawberries all over with a thin layer of the bean paste.
  8. Place a strawberry in the center of each mochi and bring edges together, pinching to close. Note: use mochiko on hands and mochi pieces to prevent sticking.
  9. The ichigo daifuku are now ready, serve as desired.
Most Helpful

This was a good recipe~ I love the red bean paste and the sweet mochiko...The mochiko was really sticky and I would recommend putting either potato starch or mochiko flour over your hands before using hands to roll them into balls.

KittenAri13 June 11, 2010

I really did like these and they tasted naturally sweet and delicious. It was only the fact that the mochi acted like superglue that made me give it 3 stars. I eventually figured out that if I oiled my hands, it wouldn't stick so badly.

Lisa1978 February 05, 2010