Coffee & Kinako in Hot Milk Zenzai

Coffee & Kinako in Hot Milk Zenzai

This fuss-free zenzai (mochi porridge) is made without adzuki beans. The comforting taste of coffee and kinako will warm your heart.

Ingredients: 2

◎Whole Milk
200 ml
2 - 3 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
◎Instant coffee powder
1 scant teaspoon
◎Grated ginger
1 scant teaspoon
a pinch
Katakuriko slurry
1 tablespoon water and 2 teaspoons katakuriko
Mochi, shiratama dango, okara dango, etc.
if mochi: 2 to 3, if dango made from shiratama powder: 10
Walnuts (optional)
2 to 4
Cinnamon (optional)
as desired


1. Toast the mochi in a toaster oven, or prepare the dango and set aside.
2. In a small pan, combine the ◎ ingredients and cook on a low or low-medium heat, continuously stirring while heating. Thicken with the dissolved katakuriko.
3. Serve over mochi (or shiratama dango) and crushed walnuts. Top with cinnamon (optional) and it's ready.

Story Behind this Recipe

Everyone from men who usually don't like zensai to traditional food loving elderly were delighted by this offbeat version.