Lotte Yukimi Daifuku: Best Japanese Mochi Ice Cream

Made with Mochi (餅) rice cake, Daifuku (大福) or Daifuku Mochi is one of the most loved Wagashi sweets.

It is a small, round confection consisting of Anko (餡子) sweet red bean paste wrapped in a thin layer of soft glutinous rice cake.

In modern times, Daifuku comes in various fillings in addition to Anko, which includes strawberries, pudding, and coffee-flavored bean jam.

For the hot summer months, Daifuku has a filling of ice cream, and what I introduce here, Yukimi Daifuku (雪見だいふく) from Lotte, is the best-selling product in Japan.

Yukimi Daifuku (雪見だいふく)

Lotte Yukimi Daifuku

Lotte Yukimi Daifuku (Price: 150 yen) is a Mochi-covered vanilla ice cream introduced by Lotte in 1981, and now, it has become an ice cream staple in Japan for the hot summer season.


Yukimi Daifuku

The product contains two pieces of round vanilla-flavored Daifuku Mochi ice cream, accompanying a plastic cocktail fork for the treats.

Lotte Yukimi Daifuku Mochi Covered Vanilla Ice Cream

After transferring the Mochi ice cream from the container onto a plate, you can notice the confection has a typical Daifuku shape, though it is cold, unlike ordinary Daifuku Mochi.

Strictly speaking, the outer Mochi skin is called Gyuhi (求肥), which is one of the essential ingredients for Wagashi or traditional Japanese confections.

Gyuhi is a soft and chewy Mochi-like paste made by heating and kneading a mixture of glutinous rice flour, sugar, and starch syrup.

As an example, the Wagashi that represents Okayama, Kibidango (きびだんご), is Gyuhi in itself.


In this confection, the soft, chewy Gyuhi Mochi covering matches perfectly with the smooth and sweet vanilla ice cream inside.

If you like Japanese sweets, I can say the Mochi ice cream Lotte Yukimi Daifuku is undoubtedly among the must-try items.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Starch syrup, Sugar, Glutinous rice flour, Dairy products, Vegetable oil/fat, Starch, Dried egg white, Dextrin, Roast sugar syrup, Salt, Emulsifier, Stabilizer (Polysaccharide thickener), Modified starch, Flavoring, Colors (Gardenia, Annatto)

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Piece
Calories 86 kcal
Protein 1.0 g
Fat 2.5 g
Carbohydrates 14.7 g
Salt equivalents 0.044 g

(Reference Page: Lotte 雪見だいふく )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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