The Little Epicurean

Jan 20 2016

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

Today we’re celebrating Sarah of Snixy Kitchen and her #cheesebabygirl! It’s a party and I’m sharing this matcha mochi waffles sundae.

I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah two years ago at BlogHer in San Jose. Within seconds of talking to her, I immediately knew we’d become friends. We bonded over our love of matcha. We exchanged stories about our travels and food adventures in Japan and Taiwan. Sarah talked about cats and I about dogs. Sarah is one of those people that make you so comfortable and at ease that it feels like you’ve know each other forever. She’s so sweet, kind, and so unbelievably helpful and thoughtful. I’m certain #cheesebabygirl will have all these wonderful qualities and more.

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

The theme of #cheesebabygirl shower is cheese and sweets (Sarah’s favorites!). Being lactose-intolerant, I don’t venture much with cheese. Sweets, however, is my forte. I spent some time thinking what to make for this virtual baby shower. I would have loved to make a cake, but my knowledge of gluten-free cakes are very limited. (I’m working on it!) One gluten-free flour I do have plenty of experience with: sweet rice flour. I thought about making mochi or steamed rice cake, until I remembered Lady and Pups’ amazing looking molten truffles mochiffles.

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

These matcha mochi waffles are crispy on the outside, yet chewy on the inside. They’re best enjoyed fresh from the waffle maker while they’re still warm. Unlike your traditional waffles, these need no maple syrup. Although it’s not very sweet, these waffles taste great simply on their own. But since we’re celebrating…we’re turning these mochi waffles into a sundae! Add a scoop of ice cream (vanilla or matcha!), a drizzle of caramel sauce, a handful of sprinkles, and a cherry on top!

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

Congratulations Sarah and Lucas! We’re all so excited and happy for you. Until #cheesebabygirl’s arrival, let’s eat all the matcha mochi waffle sundaes!

Print Recipe

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

Yield: makes 9 waffles


Matcha Mochi Waffles:

  • 1/4 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly whisked
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp sweet rice flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt


  • Ice cream of choice
  • rainbow sprinkles
  • caramel sauce
  • maraschino cherry


  1. Stir together 1/4 cup sweet rice flour and 1/4 cup whole milk in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds in intervals of 20 seconds. Stir contents together between each interval. The resulting mixture should come together to form a white sticky dough. Let cool for about 3 minutes. Transfer dough to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup milk, vanilla, egg, and butter. Add to stand mixer. Using a paddle attachment, mix on low speed.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together remaining sweet rice flour, sugar, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt. Add to mixing bowl and continue to mix on low speed until combine. Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth. Dough will be thick and sticky.
  4. Divide dough into 1/4 cup portions. Preheat waffle iron/griddle to medium-high. Lightly coat waffle iron with non-stick spray. Add portioned dough and firmly close lid. Cook for 6 minutes. When you open the griddle, the waffles will feel soft. Remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Let cool for one minute. During this time the waffle will stiffen and crisp up. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Eat immediately while waffle is still warm. The exterior will be crisp while the inside will be chewy like mochi.
  6. To assemble: stack waffles, add a scoop of ice cream (vanilla or matcha!), a drizzle of caramel sauce, generously add sprinkles, and top with a cherry.

mochi waffles adapted from Lady and Pups' Molten Truffles Mochiffles

Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

Thank you Alanna of Bonjon Gourmet and Todd of Honestly Yum for putting together is fabulous shower. Join the party and check out the other recipes being shared in honor of #cheesebabygirl!

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17 Responses to “Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae”

  1. January 20, 2016
    2:35 pm

    This recipe is such a great twist on your traditional waffles! The ice cream and sprinkles are just what every baby girl needs!

  2. January 20, 2016
    4:06 pm

    Maryanne – you have no idea how perfect this recipe is for me. I’ve had mochi waffles on my to-do list ever since we ate a green tea mochi waffle sundae in Japan (Look!) . I’ve been DREAMING about that texture – omg the texture. And now I have to stop everything I’m doing to make these pronto. I can’t believe it’s been two years since we met! Thank you so much for making the most perfect dessert ever for this surprise cheesebabyshower – I think she’s doing a lil’ dance inside me right now over these.

  3. January 20, 2016
    4:24 pm

    What a wonderful way to celebrate the gorgeous Sarah and Cheesebaby Girl! These sweet waffles look like a delightful treat for breakfast, and I know how much Sarah loves her matcha after reading her blog! I can’t wait to try these at home soon!

  4. January 20, 2016
    5:15 pm

    Matcha mochi waffles? These sound exactly up Sarah’s alley! And I’m so tempted to bake these right this moment because they look amazing!

  5. January 20, 2016
    5:19 pm
    Julia says...

    What a fun recipe!! This would be a good way to celebrate a birthday!

  6. January 20, 2016
    7:46 pm
    Jeff says...

    This looks heavenly…Thanks for sharing Maryanne!

  7. January 20, 2016
    9:35 pm

    Great recipe idea! Love the colors too :)

  8. January 21, 2016
    1:42 am

    Cheese and sweets is an interesting mix! And this sundae looks so yummy. And pretty!

  9. January 21, 2016
    6:43 am

    Since there is waffles in this, it is totally okay for me to have this sundae for breakfast, right? ;) They look fabulous!

  10. January 21, 2016
    5:24 pm

    These look fabulous!! And congrats to Sarah!!

  11. January 22, 2016
    2:00 pm
    Samantha says...

    Neeed. i love all things matcha.. and mochi. Where has this been all my life?!

  12. January 24, 2016
    3:13 pm
    Alanna says...

    HELLO matcha waffles! These are just glorious, and soooo perfect for Sarah. I hope she’ll make some for me. ;)

  13. January 25, 2016
    9:45 am

    Maryanne, these waffles look beautiful! I know that Sarah loves mochi, and I love that you waffled them up!! Perfect for Sarah’s shower!

  14. January 25, 2016
    2:09 pm
    Kristyn says...

    These are so fun! Such a great idea!

  15. January 27, 2016
    7:30 pm

    How terrible is it that I’ve never had mochi!? I feel like I’m so missing out, because these waffles are blowing my mind right now.

  16. February 6, 2017
    2:49 pm
    Daniel says...

    I love this recipe! the texture of the mochi in the middle of the waffle is awesome! I’m curious as to how you get your waffles all green without any browning from the waffle iron. A lot of other pics I’ve seen all have the brown except these

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Thanks! Honestly, I’m not sure why it didn’t brown in the waffle iron. Browning is usually caused by a mixture of fat and sugars. I used non-stick coconut oil to grease the waffle iron.

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