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.
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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.