If you want to test out plant-based milk options but are allergic to nuts, this is the recipe for you! And if you're already a nut-milk connoisseur and just want something new to try, this is also the recipe for you! Sesame seeds blend up into a creamy and delightful non-dairy milk. Who knew? It's also great in a latte, the recipe for which you'll find below!
Homemade Sesame Milk and a Sesame Milk Latte [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
For the Sesame Milk:
- 1 cup sesame seeds, soaked for 2-4 hours
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Pinch of sea salt
For the Sesame Latte:
- 1 shot espresso
- Sweetener to taste
To Make the Milk:
- Drain and rinse the soaked sesame seeds. Add them to the blender.
- Add the 3 cups of water. Blend on high until smooth.
- Strain the milk through a nut milk bag into a large jug. Discard the sesame pulp. Rinse the blender.
- Pour the sesame milk back into the blender, add the vanilla powder, salt, and maple syrup.
- Blend on high until everything is incorporated.
- Pour into a sealed container and store in the fridge.
To Make the Latte:
- Brew espresso in your normal fashion.
- If you do not own a milk steamer, add the milk to a saucepan and heat on medium until hot. You can either whisk or add the hot milk to a blender and blend for 30 seconds until frothy.
- Add the frothed milk to the espresso. Sweeten to taste!