Electric Lunchbox #91: Strawberry Nesquick Mochi

I always have this big can of Nesquick Strawberry mix as my son loves it mixed in his morning mug of milk. I started buying it when I was pregnant, as I didn’t like chocolate then, so was happy to see they offered it in strawberry flavor! It was the only way i could drink milk then. I guess it got passed on to my son! 😊

When I was making the mochi recipes for the ELB, I happened to see the can of Nesquick and immediately thought of using it as flavoring. And here is the result of the experiment!

I would add more Nesquick next time as the flavors and color was minimal. Otherwise, the mochi was chewy, sweet, and delicious enough for a snack.

*NOTE that this recipe uses regular sized measuring cups, NOT the tiny ELB cup, unless specified.*

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1/2 cup mochiko rice flour

1/4 cup sugar

2- 3 tablespoon Nesquick Strawberry drink powder

1/2 cup water

Katakuriko or cornstarch for dusting


1. In a bowl, mix rice flour,

2. Sugar,

3. Nesquick powder,

4. And water,

5. Mix well until blended.

6. The mixture will be thin, see photo below.

7. Spray the medium or large ELB bowl with nonstick spray.

8. Pour mochi mixture into the bowl. Cover with foil and place in the ELB base. Pour 3 ELB cups of water in the base, cover and let steam until it shuts off, about an hour.

9. Carefully open the ELB, and check if mochi is set. Add more water to the base and steam longer if needed.

10. Dust the top with katakuriko or cornstarch.

11. Turn out onto a plate dusted generously with katakuriko or cornstarch.

12. Using a plastic knife, cut mochi into bite sized pieces.

13. Dust with more katakuriko or cornstarch to prevent sticking.

14. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Electric Lunchbox #91: Strawberry Nesquick Mochi

  1. taz-38 September 5, 2022 / 5:39 pm

    Awesome! This is one I won’t be able to make, but so cool that you can make mochi in it!

    I got my Itaki this week and have made your boxed cake recipe, it turned out perfectly! And then today I tried making mantou and it worked! I could only do two buns at a time (54g dough balls) but still, it was great fun 🙂 Going through your recipes now and marking ones that I could do while traveling. Thanks again!

  2. Theresa Pizarro September 5, 2022 / 8:10 pm

    You can definitely make more mantou, freeze them, then take however many you need in a cooler when you travel. Or even in the itaki if you’ll eat it same day so it defrosts.
    Cake in individual portion is always a winner in my home. I’m glad you liked that one! 🤗
    I love mochi – and that I could make it with itaki is wonderful!
    Hope you find the recipes helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out! Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comment!

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