Black Sesame Pudding

A roasty sesame flavored pudding made with gelatin.
Servings 10


  • 1 packet gelatin 0.25 oz
  • 1 1/2 T cold water
  • 1/2 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or a little less, to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream


  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a small pan over medium heat. Make sure to watch closely as they can burn easily. Seeds are toasted when they release a nutty aroma.
  2. Put cold water in small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the water to soften. Set aside.
  3. Grind the sesame seeds in a blender or food processor. Make sure not to over-process or it can become butter-like.
  4. In a medium sized saucepan, add the ground sesame seeds, milk, and sugar. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until it comes to a simmer. Add in the softened gelatin and stir to combine. Remove pan from heat and stir in the cream.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place in an ice bath. Let sit for a few minutes to cool.
  6. Once the mixture is cooled, whip for 5 minutes to lighten. Pour into containers and refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.

Recipe Notes

Optional: top with whipped cream. Adapted from: La Fuji Mama