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Sesame Coconut Popsicles with Coconut Milk Microwave Mochi

March 2, 2016 | 13 comments

I obviously didn’t realize that it’s only the beginning of March when I made these last weekend. It only hit me when it started SNOWING huge fat snowflakes down the window during class. Which then, to no surprise, everyone stared out the window with our noses pressed along the glass (actually, that isn’t completely true, it was in a nearby classroom that somebody saw the snowflakes while walking somewhere else so we had our noses pressed along the window to the other room which had a window). 😛

Let’s just forget about that. I wanted something sesamey (even after that sesame pound cake, I still can’t get enough) and I saw this huge carton of coconut milk in the fridge. So undoubtedly I had to stick them both together with some sweetly thick, cream colored condensed milk. The sesame gives them a irresistible grey-blue speckled appearance, coconut milk gives a light tropical air along with depth, and the condensed milk keeps ice crystals from forming resulting in a very creamy popsicle.

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Clearly, mochi needed to be in there too because frozen mochi is absolutely great. It makes it like you made those fussy little wrapped ice cream balls WITHOUT ACTUALLY DOING IT. What could be better? But the regular microwave mochi with the unbeatable was slightly lacking in flavor so the lazy me being me, I stuck in coconut milk with the glutenous rice flour because WHY NOT?! Can we just say this was basically the BEST thing that has ever come from me being lazy?!

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// Glutenous rice flour doesn’t have gluten (the naming people want to trick us 😉 )
// Don’t use mochi if you hate it.


Sesame Coconut Mochi Popsicles


Coconut Microwave Mochi (optional)

  • 2/3 cup glutenous rice flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk or 1 tbsp sugar
  • cornstarch

Sesame Coconut Popsicles

  • 1 cup sesame seeds finely ground
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups coconut milk


For the mochi

  1. Mix all the ingredients together except for the corn starch and microwave for 2 minutes or until sticky and semi-translucent.
  2. Mix with a spoon about 50-100 times (it really isn't as intimidating as it sounds; it helps get the mochi bouncy).
  3. Place on a tray floured with cornstarch. Cut into small ~1cm pieces.

For the popsicles

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. In a popsicle mold, place mochi to keep the stick from falling. If not using mochi, save the popsicle sticks for later.
  3. Pour in the sesame mixture.
  4. Freeze for ~1.5 hours before sticking in popsicle sticks in the popsicles that don't have mochi. Freeze until solid.
  5. Makes 10-14 popsicles.


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  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef on

    March 3, 2016 at 3:48 am says

    What a clever treat to create. I love visiting your blog because you’re willing to try just about anything from what you find lying around. That’s a trait of a very good cook.

    • Anne on

      March 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm says

      Hhahaaa thank you so much Maureen! That is so kind of you. We do have a lot of random stuff lying around 😛

  2. Josefine @ Sprouted Fig on

    March 3, 2016 at 6:24 am says

    Mochi sounds so good! I hate the fact that I don’t have a microwave right now. And it sounds even better in popsicles.

    • Anne on

      March 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm says

      Awww, you can always make it in a steamer or in the oven. It might not be as quick or easy but for mochi, it’s worth it 😛

  3. Sabrina on

    March 3, 2016 at 9:01 am says

    Omg these look and sound amazing!! And I cannot believe you can make mochi in the microwave…

    • Anne on

      March 21, 2016 at 6:50 pm says

      Hahaha thanks Sabrina! That’s how I always do it because I’m too lazy to do it any other way 😛

  4. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven on

    March 4, 2016 at 7:54 am says

    What gorgeous popsicles! I’m so intrigued by the addition of sesame seeds! Such beautiful pictures too! 🙂

    • Anne on

      March 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm says

      Thank you! I love sesame with a fierce passion 😛

  5. Amanda on

    March 4, 2016 at 11:13 am says

    Those silly naming people. Can we petition it to be called unglutenous rice? ? These are so creative and unique. And I want to eat five of them right now. Delicious!

    • Anne on

      March 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm says

      Hahahhaa yas let’s do IT!

  6. Sarah on

    March 4, 2016 at 10:01 pm says

    Okay I’m going to confess something: I’ve never had mochi!!! I think I need to remedy this immediately and eat all the mochi and also eat your stunning and creative popsicles 🙂

    • Anne on

      March 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm says

      Well, yes but you see, we don’t have any left… But yes yes yes, you definitely need to make mochi!!!

  7. Amy on

    April 18, 2016 at 11:22 am says

    Woaaaah this is right up my alley – sesame and mochi are both my favorites and combined with coconut?! Yes please! Will definitely be making this sooon 🙂



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