How to Make Glaze for Mochi Donuts

How to Make Glaze for Mochi Donuts

Mochi Foods glaze can make it easy to have the best flavors of glaze ready to go, but making glaze from scratch for mochi donuts is a simple process. Here's a basic recipe for a delicious glaze that will complement the unique texture of mochi donuts:


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or other flavorings like matcha, chocolate, or fruit extracts)
  • Food coloring (optional, for colored glaze)


  1. Prepare the Base Glaze:

    • In a medium-sized bowl, sift the powdered sugar to ensure a smooth glaze without any lumps.
    • Add 2 tablespoons of milk and the vanilla extract (or any other flavorings) to the powdered sugar.
  2. Mix the Glaze:

    • Stir the mixture until it forms a smooth, lump-free glaze. If the glaze is too thick, add an additional tablespoon of milk gradually until you reach your desired consistency. The glaze should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon but still pourable.
  3. Add Food Coloring (Optional):

    • If you want to add color to your glaze, stir in a drop or two of food coloring until the desired color is achieved. You can use traditional colors like pink, chocolate, or white, or get creative with vibrant colors like green or purple.
  4. Glaze Your Mochi Donuts:

    • Once your mochi donuts are fried and slightly cooled, dip each donut into the glaze, ensuring it's evenly coated.
    • Alternatively, you can drizzle the glaze over the donuts using a spoon or a piping bag for a more artistic touch.
  5. Allow the Glaze to Set:

    • After glazing, place the mochi donuts on a wire rack or parchment paper to allow the glaze to set. This will prevent the glaze from becoming too sticky or smudging when stacked.
  6. Optional Garnishing:

    • If desired, you can add additional toppings or garnishes to the glaze, such as sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or a dusting of powdered sugar.


  • You can customize the glaze by experimenting with different flavorings, such as using cocoa powder for chocolate glaze or adding matcha powder for a green tea glaze.
  • Adjust the amount of milk to achieve your preferred glaze consistency. For a thinner glaze, add more milk, and for a thicker glaze, use less milk.

With this simple glaze recipe, you can enhance the flavor and appearance of your mochi donuts, making them even more irresistible and enjoyable to eat. Get creative with different flavors and colors to create a variety of mouthwatering mochi donuts!

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