Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

This black sesame latte is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant, and it is so delicious and perfect for Halloween! It has the most addicting flavor.

Black Sesame Latte

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a HUGE latte lover. I have several latte recipes on my blog, and a few of my favorites are:

Black Sesame Latte Recipe

There’s something so dang delicious about that creaminess of milk with a yummy flavor, and this black sesame latte is a brand new recent discovery that I just can’t get enough of!

Black sesame seeds have been my favorite since very young growing up in a Korean household. My mom would use them in both sweet and savory recipes. There’s something so amazing about sesame seeds’ nutty and addicting flavor, especially when they are toasted, and I love black sesame seeds more because of their color.

Black Sesame Latte

Black Sesame Latte

Blacks Sesame Paste

To make this black sesame latte, you first have to make black sesame paste which is actually really simple and easy. It’s a similar process to making tahini, but it’s slightly sweetened and thick in texture. It’s usually sweetened with honey, but I decided to use medjool dates instead to make it Whole30-friendly.

Because of the medjool dates, the black sesame latte is slightly sweetened, which I think is the perfect amount. However, if you prefer it to be a bit sweeter, just add your preferred sweetener at the end.

Black Sesame Latte

Perfect for Halloween

Because this black sesame latte is such a fun dark color AND it’s caffeine free, it’s perfect to enjoy with kids and on Halloween. You can even call it witch’s brew or monster’s blood drink and have fun with it!

If you aren’t a fan of hot drinks or if you are reading this in the summer, you can even serve it over ice to enjoy it cold. And if you are totally weirded out by this black sesame latte, just try it out! It’s seriously so so creamy and delicious. I promise you won’t regret it!

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Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

This black sesame latte is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant, and it is so delicious and perfect for Halloween! It has the most addicting flavor.
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Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Jean Choi


Black Sesame Paste

Black Sesame Latte

  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk or any dairy-free milk or your choice
  • 2 tbsp black sesame paste
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 scoop grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off
  • Optional: Additional sweetener of your choice Omit for Whole30


  • In a large dry pan over medium heat.
  • Add black sesame seeds and toast stirring for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.
  • Remove from the pan and let them cool completely.
  • In a high powered blender, combine sesame seeds and medjool dates.
  • Blend until ground up and gritty.
  • Add sesame oil, then blend until the mixture becomes a smooth paste.
  • Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.
  • Combine all ingredients for the latte in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. You can also use an immersion blender.
  • Taste, and if you want it sweeter, add a sweetener of your choice then blend again.
  • Pour into a mug and enjoy!
  • Store unused black sesame paste in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.
  • For iced black sesame latte, pour in a glass over ice.
Nutrition Facts
Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 498mg 21%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 49.2%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 thoughts on “Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

  1. Alisa

    I can honestly say I’ve never made anything with black sesame seeds. Do they taste the same as blonde sesame seeds or does the pigment affect the flavor too?

  2. Sarah

    Honestly I had to check this out because I was curious and have never heard of a black sesame latte! I can’t wait to try it and already have black sesame seeds on my list and sesame oil as I only have toasted sesame oil right now. I plan to sip this Halloween morning, or afternoon in place of my turmeric or matcha latte.

  3. Kristina

    oh wow, I am so completely intrigued, and I cannot wait to try this! I am going to make the sesame paste this afternoon (I know I will love that for more than the latte!), and we just might have these tonight!

  4. Joni

    This recipe is so unique!! I have black sesame seeds and usually just use it to garnish a meal. So excited to try this!

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      It might if you didn’t blend enough. Did you use a high-powered blender? If you don’t have one, it might settle a bit at the bottom.


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