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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.

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!

Black Sesame Latte Black Sesame Latte

Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

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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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a large dry pan over medium heat.

  2. Add black sesame seeds and toast stirring for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.

  3. Remove from the pan and let them cool completely.

  4. In a high powered blender, combine sesame seeds and medjool dates.

  5. Blend until ground up and gritty.

  6. Add sesame oil, then blend until the mixture becomes a smooth paste.

  7. Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.

  8. Combine all ingredients for the latte in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. You can also use an immersion blender.

  9. Taste, and if you want it sweeter, add a sweetener of your choice then blend again.

  10. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

  11. Store unused black sesame paste in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.

  12. 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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Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Learn how to make a refreshing and anti-inflammatory Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte. It’s a delicious summer drink that’s Whole30 and keto-friendly!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

I’m totally an iced latte girl whether it comes to coffee, matcha, or even golden milk! There’s something so delicious and indulgent when a creamy drink is served on ice, it’s almost like milkshake but so much healthier.

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte Recipe

Every time I’m avoiding caffeine when I’m especially stressed out, bulletproof turmeric latte is one my go-to’s in the morning. It’s super tasty, has amazing ani-inflammatory components, and keeps my blood sugar leveled.

What makes bulletproof turmeric latte different from regular latte? It contains healthy fats like butter (or ghee, in my case) and MCT oil. They provide fuel for the brain so you stay extra alert, increase fat burning activities in the body, and gives you a steady dose of energy in the mornings. Not to mention, the latte gets extra creamy and foamy making it super tasty!
Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

What is MCT oil?

MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides, and they are special fatty acids that provide fuel for the body and brain. What’s different about MCT oil than other fatty acids is that they are quickly processed in the liver instead of bypassing the digestive system, making them easily absorbable and great for mental energy and clarity.

Also, if you are on the ketogenic diet, MCTs can be broken down into ketones, which the body can use as energy for fuel rather than glucose. Ketones promote fat-burning activities in the body as well as reduce inflammation. I also personally love it because it contains caprylic acid which have been great for healing my gut and candida issues. Here’s a full list of all the benefits:

  • Improves cognitive function and reduces brain fog
  • Has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties to fight digestive issues like candida and SIBO
  • Promotes fat burning activities in the body
  • Supports nutrient absorbtion
  • Provides energy for brain and muscles
  • Decreases inflammation

It’s difficult to get a high dose of MCT in our diet (coconut oil is about 62% MCT oils, but about 50% of that is lauric acid, which isn’t considered true MCT) so supplementing with MCT oil is a great way to get in your daily intake, and it’s so easy to do with a delicious drink like this Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

Choosing Quality MCT Oil

While there are many MCT oil products out there on the market, they are not all made the same. Some of them are not 100% pure, are sourced from unsustainable palm oil or soy-based hexane, or contain genetically modified ingredients.

One of the cleanest and purest MCT oil I’ve found is Perfect Supplement’s Perfect MCT Oil, which is organic and made from non-GMO coconuts. It contains 100% C8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capris acid) and have been batch tested to ensure that it contains nothing but coconuts.

I love that it really doesn’t taste like anything at all and I can put it in all my morning drinks, whether it’s coffee, matcha, or this delicious Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte.

Get 10% off Perfect MCT Oil!

If you want to get your hands on my favorite MCT oil, click here to learn all about it and use the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout to get 10% off on your entire order. You’ll want to get it to make this Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte extra delicious!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Learn how to make a refreshing and anti-inflammatory Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte. It's a delicious summer drink that's Whole30 and keto-friendly!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk or any other dairy free milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 scoop grass fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp MCT oil Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp ghee or grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: Optional: sweetener of your choice Omit for Whole30
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except ice in a blender. 

  2. Blend until smooth and frothy. 

  3. Pour into a glass over ice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 11g 22%
Calcium 31.3%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)

Enjoy this sweet and creamy Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee with all the flavors and no dairy! It’s a paleo and vegan version of everyone’s favorite iced coffee.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

The first time I had Thai iced coffee, my first thought was, “WHAT IS THIS CRACK THAT I’M DRINKING?” No joke. It was love at first taste. It’s the creamiest coffee ever that’s deliciously sweet, and it basically tastes like coffee ice cream in liquid form.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

With the temperature hitting the 90s these days, there’s just no way I’m drinking hot coffee in the mornings. So I decided to make a paleo and vegan version of my favorite iced coffee, and I’ve been absolutely loving it!

This Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee is so decadent without a hint of dairy. The key is to make a thick and creamy sweetened condensed milk using coconut milk, which is much easier than you think. All you have to do is simmer the coconut milk and a sweetener until it’s reduced, then add almond extract and cardamom to make it taste truly authentic. It’s seriously the best combination of flavors.

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The Key to Tasty Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

To make your coconut milk Thai iced coffee super yummy and not watered down, it’s important to make your coffee super strong. I used my espresso maker to brew my coffee, which turned out perfect. Then you can add plenty of ice to keep it cold and enjoy every sip!

You can even make the coffee and the sweetened condensed coconut milk ahead of time and enjoy it for a few days. Just make sure to whisk the coconut milk before pouring it over the coffee because it can separate as it sits in the refrigerator. It’ll combine well to it’s original creamy form once you shake it up a bit, so mix it up and enjoy the most delicious coffee, perfect to cool down with in the summer!

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Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Enjoy this sweet and creamy Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee with all the flavors and no dairy! It's a paleo and vegan version of everyone's favorite iced coffee.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups strongly brewed coffee
  • Ice cubes
  • Additional dairy free milk optional

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Instructions

  1. Place the coffee in the refrigerator to let it chill.

  2. Add coconut milk in a saucepan. 

  3. Heat over medium high heat while whisking, until it starts to boil. 

  4. Reduce the heat to low to simmer, then add maple syrup.

  5. Simmer while whisking occasionally for 30 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to half.

  6. Stir in cardamom powder and almond extract. 

  7. Remove from heat and let it cool. Refrigerate to chill for at least 1 hour.

  8. To make the Thai iced coffee, place ice cubes in 4 glasses. 

  9. Divide the coffee into the glasses.

  10. Whisk the sweetened condensed coconut milk if it's separated, and pour over the coffee.

  11. Stir together and enjoy! You can add more dairy free milk if you want it creamier.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Potassium 303mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.