Iced Black Sesame Latte

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This tasty and refreshing iced black sesame latte is ready in 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. See how easy it is to make at home.

Iced Black Sesame Latte in a clear glass.

Iced Black Sesame Latte

Iced black sesame latte is a delicious, unique drink made with black sesame paste, brown sugar, milk, water, and ice.

Black sesame latte drinks are popular in Asian countries like Japan, where they are known as a goma latte.

Black sesame is an ingredient that’s used often in Asian cooking, including in desserts such as cheesecake or creme brulee, to add a nutty, toasty aroma. It pairs nicely with vanilla and chocolate.

Though it’s called a latte, this drink doesn’t contain tea or coffee, and doesn’t contain any caffeine.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Nutty and creamy, this iced black sesame latte is a cold drink made with black sesame paste, brown sugar, milk, water, and ice.
  • Store-bought black sesame paste is the key ingredient in this drink.
  • A balanced ratio of black sesame paste, sugar, water, and milk creates a drink that has just the right sweetness and nuttiness.

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Ingredient Notes

Black Sesame Latte ingredients measured in cups and labeled on a table.
  • Black sesame paste
    Available online or at Asian supermarkets, black sesame paste is a blend of ground sesame seeds with oil and sometimes a sweetener like honey.
  • Brown sugar
    Brown sugar has a caramel-like flavor that pairs nicely with black sesame. You can use white sugar if you don’t have brown sugar.
  • Milk
    Whole milk adds creaminess to this drink, but plant-based milks like oat milk also work.
  • Water
    Use filtered water for a better tasting drink.
  • Ice
    Make ice from filtered water if possible.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Iced Black Sesame Latte instructional steps in photos.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. Combine black sesame paste with hot water and brown sugar.
    Blend ingredients together using a handheld milk frother.
  2. Pour black sesame mixture into a tall glass.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Top with milk.
    Stir before drinking.

Recipe Notes

Get high-quality ingredients.
Since this drink is made from only 5 ingredients, it’s important to use quality products, especially the black sesame paste.

Use a handheld milk frother to get the best texture.
It’ll help form a smooth black sesame base that mixes nicely into the milk.

Black sesame paste doesn’t dissolve.
Black sesame paste is made with finely ground black sesame. This means the ground sesame won’t dissolve entirely into a liquid but instead, suspends. It’s natural to see black spots in the drink.

Milk being poured into Iced Black Sesame Latte in clear glass.

Expert Tips

  • Since this recipe includes brown sugar, be sure to buy sugar-free black sesame paste. Otherwise the drink may taste too sweet.
  • To mix the black sesame paste with water, make sure to use hot water since it’ll be harder to combine with cold water.
  • Add tapioca balls to make turn this into a Black Sesame Bubble Tea.

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Questions You May Have

Is black sesame good for you?

Black sesame seeds are high in iron, zinc, fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Does a black sesame latte have caffeine?

Nope, there’s no caffeine in any of the ingredients in this drink so it’s completely caffeine-free.

Is black sesame spicy?

Black sesame is not spicy, but can be a bit bitter if too much is used.

Iced Black Sesame Latte in clear glass.

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Iced Black Sesame Latte

Author: Jee Choe
This decadent and aromatic iced black sesame latte is ready in minutes. The nutty, creamy drink is surprisingly easy to make at home with just 5 ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Tea Recipes
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1 tablespoon black sesame paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup milk (any kind)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine black sesame paste with hot water and brown sugar.
    Gently mix, then whisk ingredients together using a handheld milk frother.
  • Pour black sesame mixture into a cup.
  • Add ice and top with milk.
    Stir before drinking.

NOTES

  • Black sesame paste is made with finely ground black sesame, which means the ground sesame won’t dissolve entirely into a liquid. It’s natural to see black spots in the iced latte.
  • You can use white sugar if you don’t have brown sugar.
  • Whole milk adds creaminess to this drink, but plant-based milks like oat milk also work.
  • Since this recipe includes brown sugar, be sure to buy sugar-free black sesame paste. Otherwise the drink may taste too sweet.
  • To mix the black sesame paste with water, make sure to use hot water since it’ll be harder to combine with cold water.
  • Add tapioca balls to make turn this into a Black Sesame Bubble Tea.

NUTRITION

Calories: 283 | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 396IU | Calcium: 407mg | Iron: 1mg
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