Rich, nutty, and luxurious, this Black Sesame Milk with Matcha Whipped Cream only takes 5 minutes to make before you are in the midst of enjoying each and every sip!
To this day, I still remember the first Moon Cake I experienced during Lunar New Year in Seattle - a perfectly flaky crust filled with black sesame paste, matcha and salted egg yolk in the middle of it all! Absolutely delicious. This recipe is my take on this memory, in beverage form!
Black Sesame Milk with Matcha whipped cream that’s made with Torani’s Puremade Salted Egg Yolk Syrup. Torani Puremade Syrups deliver amazing flavors with the ingredients you love. There are no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no artificial preservatives – just pure delicious flavor! Head on over to Torani's website to take a look at their many Puremade Syrup flavors and create a few glasses of refreshing Black Sesame Milk for yourself!
🥚 Salted Egg Yolks
The traditional method for making salted egg yolks dates back to the 6th century in China! Whole eggs, raw with the shell still intact, are left to soak in a 15 to 20 percent concentrated salt brine for several weeks. In places like the Philippines and Malaysia, you’ll find these eggs wrapped in a salted paste of clay or ash. Both methods operate under the same principle: With time, the salt penetrates through the porous shell, dissolving the strands of protein called albumin in the whites and solidifying the yolk, drawing out the Parmesan-like umami within!
Here's a great recipe to try making your own at home!
❓ New to using Black Sesame Seeds?
Sesame seeds are small, flat, oily seeds that grow in the fruit pods of the Sesamum indicum plant, and have been cultivated for thousands of years! Not only are they great to turn into milk, but they are great in any dish. If you haven't tried black sesame milk or flavored pastries yet, I highly recommend you do so! Black sesame milk is very easy to make, and the taste is incredible - nutty, rich, and unique!
🌙 Other Salted Egg Yolk & Moon Cake Recipes
Take a look at some homemade Moon Cake and salted egg yolk recipes to try from other amazing creators!
- Salted Egg Yolk Sauce
- Salted Egg Yolk Crystal Sago Cakes
- Taro and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes
- Matcha Brownie Mooncakes
Use this section as an opportunity to describe lesser-known ingredients and talk about what each one adds to the recipe.
- Black Sesame Seeds: Rich seeds that are full of flavor and ever so nutritious - they also add to the stunning charcoal color of the sesame milk.
- Oat Milk: I chose to use my favorite non-dairy alternative, yet you could certainly use whole milk or your non-dairy preference of choice!
- Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract is going to be our main flavor addition rather than almond extract. Whether you choose to use vanilla extract or substitute another extract, the replacement is best when it's the highest quality.
- Salted Egg Yolk Syrup: Acting as a flavorful sweetener, this Salted Egg Yolk syrup is all you need to brighten the flavors in this drink!
- Heavy Whipping Cream: If you prefer a non-dairy substitute, I've found that the Silk brand has a fantastic option that I've linked!
- Matcha Powder: Matcha powder is made from ground green tea leaves. Unlike when you drink steeped green tea, you consume the entire tea leaf in a matcha latte. As a result, matcha has approximately 10x more nutrients than regular green tea!
📖 Step-by-Step Instructions
There are only a few simple steps before you have an ice-cold glass of Black Sesame milk in your hands...
- Black Sesame Milk - Add your black sesame seeds, oat milk, vanilla extract and Puremade Torani Salted Egg Yolk Syrup into your blender and blend at high speed for 1 minute. Strain the milk through a nut bag into a bowl and squeeze the remains. Set your finished sesame milk aside for the time being.
- Matcha Whip Cream - Add whipping cream and matcha into a small bowl and whisk until you have reached creamy, soft peaks.
- Assembly - Pour sesame milk over ice and add two dollops of matcha whip cream on top before garnishing with a sprinkling of matcha powder and a few black sesame seeds to serve!
*This post has been sponsored by Torani. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
👩🏻🍳 Expert Tips
- Maximizing Flavor with Black Sesame - Grinding whole black sesame seeds in a food processor releases the oils and enhances their nutty flavor. Using whole seeds also adds a visually appealing contrast when sprinkled on top.
- Matcha Whipped Cream Perfection - For the ideal matcha whipped cream texture, beat room temperature heavy cream, matcha powder, and powdered sugar until firm peaks form. A hint of sesame oil can provide a delightful aromatic depth to the green tea flavor.
- Presentation Matters - Showcase the distinct layers of Black Sesame Milk and Matcha Whipped Cream in a clear glass for an elevated aesthetic. Pairing with a slice of matcha chiffon cake turns the drink into a full dessert experience.
💭 Recipe FAQs
Certainly! Soy milk is a great alternative to dairy milk and complements the flavors of black sesame and matcha well. It can offer a slightly different texture and taste to the original recipe, definitely worth a try!
The Black Sesame Milk with Matcha Whipped Cream blends the nutty richness of black sesame with the earthy notes of matcha, creating a harmonious blend that's both refreshing and indulgent. While black sesame and matcha ice creams are delightful on their own, this drink provides a unique experience that combines the best of both worlds!
Absolutely! The delicate texture and flavors of chiffon cake, especially a matcha chiffon cake, or an angel food cake, would complement the Black Sesame Milk with Matcha Whipped Cream beautifully. The nuttiness of the black sesame and the earthy undertones of matcha in the drink would enhance the lightness of the cakes, making it a great pairing for a dessert.
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Black Sesame Milk with Matcha Whipped Cream
- ¼ cup Black Sesame Seeds
- 3 cups Oat Milk
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 ounces Salted Egg Yolk Syrup
- ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 teaspoon Matcha Powder
- Add your black sesame seeds, oat milk, vanilla extract and Torani Puremade Salted Egg Yolk Syrup into your blender and blend at high speed for 1 minute.¼ cup Black Sesame Seeds, 3 cups Oat Milk, 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, 2 ounces Salted Egg Yolk Syrup
- Strain the milk through a nut bag into a bowl and squeeze the remains. Set your finished sesame milk aside for the time being.
- Add whipping cream and matcha into a small bowl and whisk until you have reached creamy, soft peaks.½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream, 1 teaspoon Matcha Powder
- To assemble your drink, pour sesame milk over ice and add two dollops of matcha whipped cream on top before garnishing with a sprinkling of matcha powder and a few black sesame seeds to serve!