How To Make Black Sesame Latte (5 Easy Steps)

May 6, 2024 | Uncategorized

Written By: Millie Pham
Last Updated: May 6, 2024

Black sesame latte is more than just a trendy cafe offering; it's a flavorful escape from the everyday coffee grind.

Tired of the same old flavors? You're not the only one looking for a change in their morning routine.

In this article, I'll show you how to whip up a black sesame latte in 5 easy steps, right in your own kitchen. 

Let's get started.

Black Sesame Latte Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of black sesame paste
  • 2 teaspoons of condensed milk
  • 100 ml of milk: You can use any type of milk you prefer, such as dairy, almond, soy, or oat milk.
  • 2 shots of espresso 
  • 100 ml of whipping cream (optional)
  • Black sesame seeds for garnish (optional) to add a nice visual touch

How to Make Black Sesame Latte

1. Toast the sesame seeds with low-medium heat

Starting off, gently toast 250 grams of black sesame seeds.

Grab a pan and set your stove to the lowest heat to avoid burning the seeds. Spread them out in the pan and give them a little shake or stir now and then.

You'll know they're done when they start to pop and release that signature sesame aroma.

Once they're toasted to perfection, take the pan off the heat and let those little seeds cool down

2. Make a fine paste from roasted black sesame seeds and honey

Once your sesame seeds have cooled, grind them up until they reach a gritty, nutty texture.

A food processor or a good old mortar and pestle will do the trick. Then drizzle in some honey.

It'll help bind the seeds into a paste and add just the right touch of sweetness.

If the mixture feels too dry, don't hesitate to mix in a bit more honey until you get a smooth consistency.

Tip: If you prefer no sweetness, sesame oil is a great alternative. It'll create a creamier paste while keeping the flavor focused on the sesame itself.

3. Combine sesame paste with whipping cream and condensed milk

Next up, mix your sesame paste with the whipping cream and condensed milk.

Measure out 100 ml of whipping cream and 10 ml of condensed milk, then stir them into the paste.

Keep mixing until it's even and smooth.

This step is straightforward – you're just looking for a well-integrated mixture that will add a creamy dimension to your latte.

4. Brew your coffee

For this step, you'll need two shots of coffee.

I personally enjoy using my Staresso Mirage Plus for this part.

The better the brew, the better your latte will be, so make these shots count!

5. Combine your drink

Now it's time to bring it all together. Start with a handful of ice in your glass to keep your drink nice and cool.

Next, pour in the milk, watching it swirl around the ice cubes.

Then, carefully add your freshly brewed coffee on top of the milk.

The final flourish to your drink is the sesame mixture – let it cascade over the coffee, where its rich thickness will create a luxurious layer.

Then, for a touch of elegance, sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top as a garnish.

It's as simple as that—your black sesame latte is ready to enjoy!

What is the benefit of black sesame drinks?

Black sesame drinks are packed with nutrients that are great for your health. These seeds are a good source of protein, which helps build and repair your muscles, and they have healthy fats that are good for your heart and brain (nourishninjablog).

They're also rich in important minerals. For instance, they have a lot of calcium, which strengthens your bones and teeth, and magnesium, which is crucial for your body's energy production and nerve function (nourishninjablog).

Plus, they contain antioxidants that protect against diseases and help keep your heart healthy by lowering bad cholesterol (Livestrong.com) (Season & Serve Blog).

Millie Pham

Hi there! I'm Millie Pham, a devoted brewer and tea lover at heart. As the founder of Bean Leaf Cup, my mission is to share my tea and coffee expertise with you all. I firmly believe that creating a fantastic cup of tea or coffee should be easy for everyone. No matter if you're already a coffee or tea expert or just beginning your journey, I'm here to help you navigate the world of brewing. Welcome aboard!

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