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Black Sesame Pudding

Black Sesame Pudding

This creamy Japanese black sesame pudding is a creamy dessert that combines the nuttiness of black sesame seeds with the sweetness of sugar and milk. The velvety texture and rich flavor of this pudding make it a perfect after-dinner treat or a special indulgence. Follow our easy-to-follow recipe guide to make this delicious dessert from scratch and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Set Pudding 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 162kcal



Prepare Seeds

  • 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.
    1/2 cup black sesame seeds
  • Grind the sesame seeds in a blender or food processor. Make sure not to over-process or it can become butter-like.

Prepare Base

  • Put cold water in small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the water to soften.
    Set aside.
    1 1/2 T cold water, 1 packet gelatin


  • In a medium sized saucepan, add the ground sesame seeds, milk, and sugar.
    2 1/2 cups whole milk, 1/2 cup granulated 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.
    1/2 cup whipping cream

Set Pudding

  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place in an ice bath.
    Let sit for a few minutes to cool.
  • Once the mixture is cooled, whip for 5 minutes to lighten.
  • Pour into containers and refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.


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


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg