This Homemade Black Sesame Oat Milk gets an Asian spin with the addition of black sesame powder. With a few whole ingredients, you can get this delicious and nutritious "milk" on your table.
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I recently got an Instant Ace Nova blender and have been experimenting with soup and nut milk recipes. (Not sponsored, I just love the blender!)
Why you'll love this recipe
Even if you don't have the Instant Ace Nova blender, you can still make this Black Sesame Oat Milk.
Making your own oat milk is easy.
This recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes.
Enjoy the Black Sesame Oat Milk straight up, in a drink, or add it to your breakfast cereal.
It consists of 5 whole ingredients, with no colours, or additives such as gums/oils or preservatives.
It's completely vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.
What is oat milk?
Oat milk is a "milk" made with just water and oats.
The oats are blended with water to produce a milky-coloured liquid.
Oat milk is naturally sweet and is popular as an an alternative to dairy or nut milk.
What is black sesame?
You've probably seen white sesame seeds, which are tiny seeds that are eaten all over the world.
It's is a dark-coloured seed which is commonly found in Asia.
Black sesame is an ingredient I love using in desserts, such as:
What does black sesame taste like?
It has a slightly earthy, bitter taste.
For this recipe, adding a little sweetener will counteract the bitterness.
Tools you'll need
- high-powered blender
- nut milk bag/cheesecloth
- glass jar for storage
Ingredients you'll need
- oats: rolled oats; choose organic gluten-free oats if you are concerned about cross-contamination; do not use steel-cut oats
- black sesame: I used powder for convenience; but if you don't have powder, you can easily blend up black sesame seeds into a powder
- water: cool or cold water will work best for this; do not use hot or boiling water -- it can cause the oats to become slimy
- vanilla extract: optional, but I like the additional flavour
- sweetener: optional; you can use any sweetener of your choice such as maple syrup; adding a little sweetness will help balance the natural bitterness from the black sesame
How to make it
Add all the ingredients into a high-powered blender.
Blend until smooth, but don't over blend.
Pour the milk through a nut-milk bag/cheesecloth into a clean jar. (You can discard the pulp, or use it in baking).
How to store
Store this Homemade Black Sesame Oat Milk in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Note: Without the addition of emulsifiers, separation of the liquid may occur which is normal.
Just give the milk a shake/stir before enjoying.
How to serve
This Black Sesame Oat Milk is best served chilled.
FAQs & troubleshooting
How to avoid slimy texture?
Use cool or cold water. Hot water will cause the oats to swell and turn it into a porridge/oatmeal-like consistency.
Don't blend for too long. Friction will cause the liquid to warm and again, it will turn slimy.
Foam appears at the top.
Yes, foam will occur after blending. This is normal.
Can I omit the black sesame?
Can I toast the sesame seeds?
If you're using whole black sesame seeds, you can toast them in a dry pan prior to grinding.
Can I substitute a nut instead?
Yes, you could do an almond, or cashew in place of the black sesame. You may need to increase the amount of water.
If I don't have a nut-milk bag/cheesecloth?
You can use a sieve or a coffee filter.
Other recipes you may like
If you enjoy the flavour of black sesame, be sure to check out these recipes:
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Homemade Black Sesame Oat Milk
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- ½ C rolled oats
- ½ C black sesame powder
- 2 ½ C cold water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10-20 g rock sugar optional or sweetener of choice
- Add all the ingredients into a high-powered blender.
- Blend until smooth, but don't over blend.
- Pour the milk through a nut-milk bag/cheesecloth if you prefer a smooth consistency.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.