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.
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.
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.
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 (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)
Black Sesame Paste
- 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.
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