RECIPE: Fruits Mitsumame

RECIPE: Fruits Mitsumame

Mistumame is a traditional Japanese dessert that combines fruit with cubes of jelly. A great summertime treat!

Servings: 6 


  • 4g agar (⅕ of a block)
  • 450ml water
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • Fresh or canned fruit for topping, as desired
  • Sweet red bean paste or adzuki* for topping, as desired (optional)
  • Kuromitsu syrup (see recipe) for topping, as desired

*Can be ordered online or found in some Asian supermarkets


  1. Break up the agar block into small pieces by hand or with a knife. Soak in a small saucepan with the water for at least half an hour.
  2. Add sugar, and bring the saucepan to a boil, whisking vigorously along the way to dissolve the sugar and agar.
  3. Gently boil the mixture until everything is dissolved. Pass mixture through a fine mesh sieve and into a small baking dish or shallow bowl to set. Do this carefully, as the contents are hot.
  4. The jelly will set at room temperature in about 3-4 hours. Alternatively, you can transfer the jelly to the refrigerator after the first hour to speed up the process. Jelly will be slightly jiggly, but solidified.
  5. Slice the jelly into 2-3 cm squares and carefully scoop out with a large spoon or spatula and into a serving bowl.
  6. Top jelly with fresh fruit, red bean paste or adzuki, and drizzle with kuromitsu. Enjoy!

Recipe available in our Baking: "Amai" Care Package


Yaz Gentry

About the recipe creator and photographer: Yaz Gentry is a freelance recipe developer and food-lover based in Tokyo, Japan. Half-Japanese and half-American, she enjoys fusing together seasonal ingredients and dishes from both cultures as a reflection of her mixed heritage. You can follow her culinary adventures on Instagram @blissprovisions and at

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