The Ultimate Guide to Storing Butter Mochi for Freshness and Flavour

Butter mochi is a popular Hawaiian dessert made with sweet rice flour, sugar, coconut milk, and butter. It has a chewy texture and is usually served in small squares. Many people love to make butter mochi at home because it’s easy to prepare and incredibly delicious.

However, once you’ve made your batch of butter mochi, the question arises: how do you store it? Butter mochi can dry out or become too sticky if stored improperly. Here are some tips on how to store butter mochi so that it stays fresh longer.

1. Keep It In Airtight Containers

The first step in storing butter mochi is to keep it in an airtight container. This will prevent air from getting in and drying out the dessert or causing it to harden over time.

You can use any type of container that seals tightly – plastic containers with snap-on lids or glass jars with rubber gaskets work well. Make sure the container is clean before putting the butter mochi inside.


To ensure maximum freshness, press cling wrap onto the exposed surface of cut pieces before placing them into storage containers for long-term refrigeration.

2. Store At Room Temperature Or Refrigerate

Butter mochi can be stored at room temperature if you plan on consuming it within 24 hours after baking/cooking.
If not consumed by then refrigerate your remaining portion(s).

For long-term storage (more than two days), however, it’s best kept chilled either by wrapping individual portions in cling wrap OR cutting up portions into bite-sized cubes prior to storing them inside an air-tight plastic container lined with parchment paper

Refrigerating also helps maintain its chewy texture while keeping bacterial growth at bay!

Make sure not to leave your leftovers out too long though as it may cause the butter mochi to become stale or less palatable.


Freezing your butter mochi can extend its lifespan even longer than refrigerated storage, up to 6 months in fact! Cut your square into sizeable bite-sized portions and wrap them up individually with cling wrap. Place these wrapped portions inside a larger freezer-safe container so that they don’t dry out on their own.


Storing butter mochi isn’t as tricky as you might think. All you need is an airtight container and a little bit of knowledge about how to keep it fresh for longer periods of time.

Whether you prefer storing your butter mochi in the fridge or freezer, make sure to label each portion with the date so that you know when they were made. By following our tips above, you can enjoy delicious homemade butter mochi anytime without worrying about spoilage or staleness!

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