Black Sesame Ice cream Delish!
Black Sesame Ice cream Delish!

Black Sesame Ice cream Delish!

Yes, I’m talking this recipe up!

IceCream Taste

IceCream Taste

I promise this Black Sesame Ice cream was absolutely lush! It was so good I had to run out into my garden to pick some flowers for the shots.

Black Sesame Still Life

Black Sesame Still Life

Afterall, an ice-cream that good deserves some pretty pictures.

Flowers and Ice-cream

Flowers and Ice-cream

I have also finally bought a Thermomix.  Mr GG has been suggesting I buy one for a while now, and after seeing that even Heston uses the Thermomix I didn’t want to be left out anymore.  I may be a little late to the party, but I have included directions for Black Sesame Ice-cream made the regular way, and made with the Thermomix.

Black Sesame Ice-cream

Black Sesame Ice-cream

Can, I show off a little more??? I got the new, you bute, digital Thermomix! It’s pretty swish!

Ice-cream Bucket

Ice-cream Bucket

Black Sesame Ice cream Delish!
Recipe Type: Ice-Cream
Cuisine: Snack
Author: Julie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
This is such an easy and delicious Ice-cream. It’s not overly sweet and you will find instruction for making it the traditional way and using a Thermomix.
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 250 gm cream
  • 250 gm full cream milk
  • 150 gm sugar
  • 80gm black sesame
  • seeds from 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch salt
  1. Heat the sesame until fragrant in a dry frying pan.
  2. Ground the seeds in a mortal and pestle and reserve.
  3. Place the milk and the vanilla essence in a medium heavy-based saucepan.
  4. Heat over a low heat, stirring occasionally until the milk just comes to the boil.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. beat the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl until thick and pale.
  7. Very gradually stir the milk into the egg mixture.
  8. Place the heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Don’t allow the bowl to touch the water as the eggs will scramble.
  9. Cook, stirring constantly, for 25 minutes or until the custard coats the back of the spoon.
  10. Stir through the sesame and freeze until almost frozen.
  11. Use a stick blender to beat the ice-cream every 2 hours for 2 or 3 times to break up ice crystals as they form.
  1. Mill the black sesame to a paste.
  2. Place all the ingredients in Thermomix bowl.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes at 80C on Speed 4.
  4. Place the mixture in a stainless steal bowl in the freezer until it has chilled NOT frozen.
  5. Transfer the ice-cream to your ice-cream mixer and churn as per manufactures directions.
  6. Once complete freeze until serving.
  7. OR
  8. Take the ice cream from the freezer, cut into medium size pieces and place back in Thermomix bowl.
  9. Mix for 20 seconds on speed 9 then 10 seconds on speed 4.
  10. Return to freezer until serving time.

I have to admit, making this with the Thermomix and my Breville Ice-cream maker was a cinch.  I really didn’t do anything, just transferred the liquid from one machine to the freezer and then to the ice-cream maker.

Black Sesame Ice-cream in a Bowl

Black Sesame Ice-cream in a Bowl

It almost seems too easy!! Although believe me I’m not complaining.  I can make and egg custard by hand… but I prefer not too. The instructions have been provided in the recipe to make the custard by hand too.

Sesame Ice-cream

Sesame Ice-cream

So readers, do you like to take shortcuts when your in the kitchen. I think I am turning into the gadget queen.  I love any labour saving devices that will get me in and out of the kitchen quickly, or help me prepare restaurant quality food.

Close Up Ice-cream

Close Up Ice-cream

…perhaps you are a cook that loves to potter and take time in the kitchen?

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  1. Sounds great! No photo?

  2. Looks like the new kitchen partner does magic! Love the flavour you chose, too!

  3. Pretty swish is right! 🙂 Scrumptious too. 🙂

  4. Oh you have a TM5? I have to stop thinking about moving up. 🙂 I don’t need a new Thermomix. My 2-year old one works just fine. I am saying that like a mantra.

    This ice cream and your photography is absolutely outstanding!!

    • Thank you so much Maureen! I was really happy withe ice-cream and the images 🙂 I am just about to get my first thermomix, it will be the TM5.
      Good luck with your mantra!

  5. Stunning photos! I sure wish I could just reach right through my screen and grab a spoon! What a great new gadget, too! And to answer your question … on one hand I love the method of slowly working homemade bread or handmade pasta … things like that … and I think in another life with loads of extra time, I would enjoy doing just that. But the reality is that the next soccer game is usually just a few minutes away, and we’re probably late getting to cross-country practice … so, in my real life … I embrace all the smart shortcuts I can find! 😀

  6. This ice cream is the one – absolutely LOVE it and always order it at Asian restaurants 😀
    Can’t wait to try your recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Hi Julie,

    I love everything in your blog. Interesting recipes and all pictures are so well taken 🙂
    Definitely love to try your version of making black sesame ice cream. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. I love your images with the lavender – beautiful styling! The black sesame ice cream looks really good and it’s a favourite flavour of mine xx

  9. Congratulations on the thermomix – exciting! And I love black sesame ice cream so am sure this is as delicious as you claim 🙂

  10. mmm, pretty swish indeed. Im with Krista on this one.

  11. See, I am not even at the party yet as I don’t have a Thermomix. Your ice cream sounds heavenly and your photo styling is magnificent!
    Have a beautiful love filled happy weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  12. Thanks for this recipe Julie-I’ve never made it. Black sesame ice-cream is always delicious!

  13. Just love black sesame icecream Julie-yummo! Lucky you with your Thermomix, I hope you get a lot of deliciousness out of it too 🙂

  14. Congrats on your new toy! And I’d love to try a scoop of this unusual ice cream…I have a feeling I’d be a fan!

  15. Your ice cream looks and sounds incredible, Julie. Thank you for sharing your non-Thermomix recipe…But, congrats on your new swift kitchen equipment =)

  16. Your ice cream is absolutely stunning! Love the pictures! And I have the thermomix as well! Happy sunday 😉

  17. I love this flavour and your ice-cream looks so pretty. The photographs are lovely!

  18. Wowser, you so fancy! Black sesame sounds like a winner to me. I’ve not got a Thermomix, you must be chuffed with the brand spanking new model 😉

  19. love black sesame, i had that today actually! such a classic flav!

  20. I love black sesame ice cream, as a matter of fact along with green tea it is my favorite. I know if I ever had a Thermomix I would be so happy as there as so many things I make that this would make my life so much easier. An icecream maker would make my teenagers so happy to finally have sweet treats in the house.

  21. Love your post and photos…

  22. I absolutely love black sesame icecream! It’s so hard to find a good one so it’s really cool you can make yours fresh at home 😀

  23. Magical looking ice cream Julie!! And the bouquet looks so lovely/pretty too! I love the look and taste of black sesame to bits, and I’m certain I would love this delightful ice cream. I’m all about time-saving devices, and sometimes, when I have time or in the mood, I don’t mind spending longer in the kitchen. Good music and nibblies helps. Best wishes!! 😀

  24. Oh my I LOVE black sesame ice cream. I’m going to make myself a tub of this :9

  25. Yum this looks scrumptious! I am like you and have been a very late adopter of the Thermie however this is a blessing in disguise as it means we get the fancy new one instead! Still waiting for mine to arrive (its been weeks!)

  26. mmm…this is so good! Love your calming delicious pictures, also I love the taste of black sesame seeds ice cream!

  27. I’ll have to put some black sesame seeds on my shopping list 😉

    …and the photos are magnificent!

  28. I’ve never seen this flavour of ice cream before. I’m really intrigued. Have fun with your thermomix Julie 🙂

  29. Black sesame ice cream is one of my favorite ice cream (probably after green tea!). So happy to see it on your blog, Julie! And it’s sooooo beautiful. I love how you took the picture. Very dreamy and I certainly wanted to grab and eat!!! 🙂

  30. These photos are totally scrumptious and I bet the ice cream is too. Welcome to the Thermie club, I’m looking forward to trying your Thermie recipes. MUST try mine for ice cream.

  31. Wow!! black sesame….. what a great flavour you chose!!
    I ‘m sure it is delicious!!
    saving it for next summer, since it is getting colder in Greece from now on!!

    P.S. great blog btw!! 😉

  32. O M G
    This looks sinfully good… wait a minute, black sesame is just a heavenly flavour (: loved the shots as well

  33. Hi Julie. Thanks for the recipe, the photos looks great! I just made a batch using the thermomix and was just wondering if 5 mins is enough time for the egg yolk to cook through when combined with cold milk and cream? I’m pregnant so just making sure I’m not eating raw eggs:) thanks!!

    • Hi Karlie
      Yes the 5 minutes is long enough. The custard won’t thicken unless the yolk has reached a cooked temperature as this is what thickens the custard. In Australia undercooked yolk isn’t as risky as other countries but no one wants to take a risk when they are pregnant. Even if you are cooking eggs the best thing to remember is to only use visually clean eggs free from cracks and dirt. (The shell is the first barrier to salmonella).

  34. Well it’s almost summer here in Canada and I’ve just pinned one of your gorgeous photos so I don’t forget to make this! Sounds awesome, thanks for sharing this lovely recipe 🙂

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