Delicious Black Sesame Ice cream

Yes, I’m talking this recipe up! This is one delicious Black Sesame Ice Cream!

Black Sesame Ice Cream
Black Sesame Ice Cream

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
IceCream Taste

Black Sesame Ice cream

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.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Ice-Cream
Cuisine: Snack
Servings: 8
Author: Julie


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 250 gm cream
  • 250 gm full cream milk
  • 150 gm sugar
  • 80 gm black sesame
  • teaspoon seeds from 1 vanilla bean or 1 vanilla essence
  • pinch salt



  • Heat the sesame until fragrant in a dry frying pan.
  • Ground the seeds in a mortal and pestle and reserve.
  • Place the milk and the vanilla essence in a medium heavy-based saucepan.
  • Heat over a low heat, stirring occasionally until the milk just comes to the boil.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • beat the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl until thick and pale.
  • Very gradually stir the milk into the egg mixture.
  • Place the heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Don't allow the bowl to touch the water as the eggs will scramble.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, for 25 minutes or until the custard coats the back of the spoon.
  • Stir through the sesame and freeze until almost frozen.
  • 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.


  • Mill the black sesame to a paste.
  • Place all the ingredients in Thermomix bowl.
  • Cook for 5 minutes at 80C on Speed 4.
  • Place the mixture in a stainless steal bowl in the freezer until it has chilled NOT frozen.
  • Transfer the ice-cream to your ice-cream mixer and churn as per manufactures directions.
  • Once complete freeze until serving.
  • OR
  • Take the ice cream from the freezer, cut into medium size pieces and place back in Thermomix bowl.
  • Mix for 20 seconds on speed 9 then 10 seconds on speed 4.
  • 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

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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