Aug 12

Black Sesame Oat Milk + New Oat Milk In Town

in Drinks, Japanese, Travel, Vegan

*This post is brought to you in partnership with Better Body Foods.

Black Sesame Oat Milk

One of my favorite non-dairy milks is oat milk, but I’m very picky about my oat milk.  I’ve found that many of the commercially available milks either have added sugar (I’d rather be in control of how much sugar I add, thank you very much), or have a weird texture.  Up until recently I had only found one oat milk that I liked, and it’s hard to find, so when Better Body Foods contacted to let me know that they had added a oat milk to their line of products, Oatsome Organic Non-Dairy Oat Milk, I was super excited.  They make my favorite cacao powder, among other things, so I had high hopes for the oat milk, and they did not disappoint.  No added sugar and a fabulous creamy texture.  Double win!

Better Body Foods Oatsome Organic Oat Milk

Different flavored soymilks are popular in Japan.  There’s even a soymilk kiosk in Akihabara, Tokyo! While we were there in June I had some black sesame soymilk that I absolutely loved.  I’m a fan of anything black sesame and I love the Japanese use of black sesame seeds in desserts.  It’s reminiscent of a peanut butter flavor, but with its own unique twist.

Black Sesame Soymilk in Japan

After I tasted the Oatsome oat milk, I decided that making it into a black sesame oat milk would be perfect, especially since I wouldn’t have to add much sugar, as the oat milk is already sweet.  Making black sesame oat milk is simple.  You start out by soaking your black sesame seeds for 4 hours (or overnight in the refrigerator), then you drain and rinse them and add them to a blender along with some oat milk, pure vanilla extract, and a medjool date, blend until smooth and creamy, and then strain the milk.  I like to chill it after that, but you could also serve it warm, or even heat it gently and serve it like a hot cocoa.

Black Sesame Oat Milk

Black Sesame Oat Milk

Black sesame oat milk is rich and creamy, reminiscent of peanut butter, but with its own earthy twist.  

Servings 3
Author Rachael Hutchings,


  • 1/3 cup black sesame seeds, soaked for about 4 hours (or overnight in the refrigerator)
  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 medjool date, pitted


  1. Drain and rinse the soaked sesame seeds.

  2. Add the sesame seeds to the blender along with the other ingredients.  Blend on high until the milk is smooth and creamy.

  3. Strain the milk using a nutmilk bag or a sieve lined with a double layer of cheesecloth, or pour the milk through a fine mesh sieve several times.

  4. You can serve the milk immediately, chill it first, or gently warm it and serve it like a hot cocoa.

*Disclosure:  I received product from Better Body Foods, at no cost to myself, to sample. I received no other compensation for my work in developing this recipe, the photography, and writing of this post. All thoughts and experiences are my own.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsey August 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm

I was so excited when you did your teaser of this recipe on Insta. I love anything black sesame and can’t wait to try this!


Keri March 21, 2020 at 2:31 pm

I love this recipe! I was on vacation a few years back in Hawaii and ate the most delicious black sesame pudding. Do you happen to have a recipe for a pudding like this?


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Michaela Corbett July 5, 2023 at 11:45 am

Do you prefer to use hulled or unhulled sesame seeds? I’m using hulled and I’m trying to determine if I need to soak them or not.


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