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Vegan Black Sesame Milkshakes

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Author Phoebe Lapine


  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds
  • One 15-ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon tahini optional


  1. In a small skillet, toast the black sesame seeds over medium-low heat until fragrant. Be very careful not to burn these guys - the darker the nut/seed, the easier it is to char further.
  2. Transfer the sesame seeds to a small food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles a fine black sand.
  3. Add the coconut milk, banana, maple syrup and tahini, if using. Puree until very smooth.
  4. Transfer to a jar or cup(s), garnish with more black sesame and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The tahini gives the ice cream that extra something something--the way peanut butter gives desserts that nutty background taste that ground peanuts never could. It's also slightly bitter. If you need more maple syrup, adjust to taste.