Creamy Vanilla Sesame Milk is the perfect plant-based milk option when you feel like switching things up! Completely versatile and enjoyed in anything that requires milk, this recipe will become a staple in your fridge for the entire family. Made with white sesame seeds, naturally sweetened with dates, vanilla, and water. Completely Plant-based, Gluten-Free, and Vegan!
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I couldn't wait to share this Creamy Vanilla Sesame Milk with you because it's such a great tasting and nutrient-dense plant-based milk option that I highly recommend trying.
Much like previous plant-based milks that I've tried making at home, this sesame milk is super easy to make, only uses minimal ingredients, comes extremely velvety and creamy, and is naturally rich in protein, calcium, antioxidants, and other vitamins.
While I do understand that there are a ton of plant-based milk alternatives these days and while I've been on a roll with testing most of them out, I have to admit that sesame milk has been on my top list of faves!
Not only is the taste pretty neutral (with a distinct sesame flavor present), but the fact that sesame milk is protein-rich has been a major plus----8 times the amount of protein compared to the standard amount found in other plant-based milks to be exact!
Besides, if you're a fan of tahini or sesame butter, then you'll definitely love this milk.
I love that sesame milk is super easy to incorporate into your daily faves like coffee, cereal, smoothies, etc. and it doesn't separate (like some other plant-based milks) when added to hot beverages and it froths pretty well! Win, win.
Much like a few other vegan milks, you start by soaking your main ingredients (i.e. sesame seeds + dates). Then you'll continue by blending the drained sesame seeds and dates in a high-speed blender with filtered water and vanilla until smooth and frothy. To remove the pulp, strain the milk through a cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer or nut bag.
The ingredients for this simple sesame milk recipe couldn't be easier to find. Here's what you need:
Yes! To best soak the dates----add dates to a small bowl with boiling water for 10 minutes or so. This softens it and hydrates them which will result in plumper and more manageable dates for the "break down" during the blending process.
Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Vanilla Sesame Milk. Everything from my fave glassware, Beast Health blender, mason jars, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Plant milk is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cutting out animal products. While I am not a full-time vegan, I prefer to work more vegan dishes into my diet for their great taste and their health benefits. It can be challenging to go vegan or incorporate vegan meals, but the planet and the farm animals will thank you for it.
There are so many plant-based replacements for animal products. Years ago, vegans could not rely on all of the wonderful plant-based products available today. Now, plant milk, vegan cheese, and meatless meat are increasingly common in both grocery stores and restaurants.
Now is the time to take the leap if you are considering becoming vegan. Finding healthy vegan options gets easier by the day, plus, it is not hard to make vegan-based foods at home. Making Creamy Vanilla Sesame Milk is a great start to becoming plant-based.
As mentioned before, sesame seeds are super nutritious and a great way to get extra vitamins on a vegan plant-based diet or any diet for that matter! They include a great source of protein, calcium, magnesium, antioxidants, and other vitamins.
Other great benefits:
In this recipe, you can totally switch things up by using either black or white sesame seeds. Overall, black sesame seeds have a slightly stronger taste than white sesame seeds, therefore, you should always keep that in mind.
In addition, black sesame seeds is said to have slighter higher amounts of antioxidants. Other than that, using either black sesame seeds or white sesame seeds won't change the recipe itself. It's completely based on your preference.
When it comes to trying anything new, I always recommend talking with your care physician first. In general, while sesame seeds aren't classified as nuts and are actual seeds, I've read that the protein in sesame seeds acts similar to those in nuts, therefore, making them not the best option for any sensitive to nuts.
When properly stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar, sesame milk lasts for 3-4 days, at best or can be frozen for up to 1 month.
When you make your own Creamy Vanilla Sesame Milk, be sure to tag me on Instagram @orchidsandsweettea!
Creamy Vanilla Sesame Milk.