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:

  1. Drain and rinse the soaked sesame seeds. Add them to the blender.
  2. Add the 3 cups of water. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Strain the milk through a nut milk bag into a large jug. Discard the sesame pulp. Rinse the blender.
  4. Pour the sesame milk back into the blender, add the vanilla powder, salt, and maple syrup.
  5. Blend on high until everything is incorporated.
  6. Pour into a sealed container and store in the fridge.

To Make the Latte:

  1. Brew espresso in your normal fashion.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the frothed milk to the espresso. Sweeten to taste!

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 843 | Total Carbs: 39 g | Total Fat: 72 g | Total Protein: 26 g | Total Sodium: 282 g | Total Sugar: 4 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.