black sesame seed milk

Black Sesame Seed Milk

Are you tired of your routine almond, soy, oat, and other milks? Well then we have just the recipe for you! Black sesame seeds, combined with a hint of dates and maple, make this drink a treat! You will love the creamy, nutty, slightly sweet beverage. Grab your ingredients, and we will SEED you in the kitchen!

Black Sesame Seed Milk Benefits

Black sesame seed milk

Black sesame seeds have many health benefits. You will be surprised just how beneficial these tiny little seeds can be for your body. It may not look like much, but we can assure you, black sesame seeds are more than just bird food! Black sesame seeds contain different macrominerals like:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Manganese

Sesame seeds are small, flat, oily seeds that grow in the fruit pods of the Sesamum indicum plant, and have been cultivated for thousands of years. They come in all different colors including black, brown, grey, gold, white. Most sesame seeds are produced in asia, but they are becoming more and more popular these days. Perhaps this is because people are learning that black sesame seeds:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • May lower blood pressure
  • May have anticancer properties
  • May promote healthy hair and skin

They truly are a very versatile ingredient. Not only are they great to turn into milk, but they are great in any dish. We use them on top of our vegan tofu nori rolls, as well as our vegan tofu katsu recipes.

Learn more about the nutrition facts and health benefits of black sesame seeds.

Tips for Straining Seed Milk

For this recipe you will need either a strainer or cheesecloth/nut bag. If you can get your hands on a cheese cloth/nut bag, it will make the process quicker than using a fine strainer.

Regardless of which method used, be sure to place a large bowl under the cheese cloth/nut bag/strainer to catch all of the milk.

If using a cheesecloth/nut bag, pour the contents of the blender into the bag. The liquid will automatically begin to strain. Using your hand to grip the bottom of the bag, and squeeze the contents. This will allow the liquid to strain faster.

If using a strainer, once the liquid has been blended, pour directly into the strainer. Then using a spoon or spatula, mix the liquid around in the strainer. This helps move the more solid remains from the mesh, and allows the liquid to pass through.

Once all of the liquid has emptied the strainer, it’s best to remove, or dump out the solid remains before the next pour. The more solid remains, the more build-up, and the longer it will take to strain the liquid.

Black sesame seed milk


Our favorite way to complement these flavors is by adding sweetener. We really enjoy the sweetness of dates and maple together and used both for this recipe. This is a forgiving recipe, so feel free to use only maple, or only dates if you don’t have one or the other..

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Black Sesame Seed Milk

Recipe by Cooking Up Vegan Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Plant milk that has a rich nutty flavor made with black sesame seeds and slightly sweetened.


  • 1 Cup Black Sesame Seeds

  • 3 Cups Warm Water

  • 2 Each Dates (optional)

  • 4 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 3 Tbsp Maple syrup


  • Begin by soaking sesame seeds in warm water for about 20 minutes.
  • Strain the water, then place the sesame seeds into the blender.
  • Add, dates, maple, vanilla and 3 cups of water to the blender.
  • Blend at high speed until all the ingredients have blended completely.
  • Pour the grey liquid into a cheesecloth or strainer.
  • Allow all the liquid to gather in the bowl and throw out the remains.
  • Serve right away or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories258
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 17.9g 28%
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
  • Sodium 11mg 1%
  • Potassium 207mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.3g 18%
    • Sugars 9.6g
  • Protein 6.4g 13%

  • Calcium 28%
  • Iron 30%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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