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Mom's Black Sesame Soup

A recipe for Chinese black sesame soup/paste, a rich and nourishing dessert made with black sesame seeds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 167kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 ½ C water + more according to your preference
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon glutinous rice flour
  • ¼ C black sesame powder OR
  • ½ C black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon honey or granulated cane sugar


If making black sesame powder:

  • Place the black sesame seeds into a clean spice grinder. Pulse intermittently until a powder consistency is attained. Be sure not to overgrind or it will turn into a paste.

Make the black sesame soup:

  • In a saucepan, add in the water, rice flour, glutinous rice flour and black sesame powder. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Stir continuously. The mixture will start to thicken.
  • Continue to stir for about 10 minutes and add in the honey/sugar. Stir until dissolved. Taste the black sesame soup and adjust for sweetness. If the black sesame soup is too thick for your liking, add in a little more water and stir until homogeneous.
  • Remove from heat and ladle into small bowls. Serve warm.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg