In my mind, hot summer days always call for deliciously cooling treats like ice cream and frozen yoghurts. So I dust off my ice cream maker and clear a permanent space for it in the freezer. Well permanent until sometime well into the autumn.
Then I get creative with frozen yogurt combinations. Mini chefs definitely have their own ideas too which somehow always seem to involve raspberry. This year I was determined to beat all my previous frozen yoghurt creations.
I literally went into the pantry and looked though all the things that I would not automatically pair with cool sweet treats. And there they were – those rather loveable black sesame seeds. OH had a rather incredulous looks on his face when he saw ingredients on the counter top.
This is a pretty simple recipe actually with only 3 ingredients. Crushed toasted black sesame seeds, a dribble of honey and good Greek yoghurt like Total Greek – throw them in an ice cream maker, and sit back and watch as this deliciously different toasted black sesame yoghurt comes out.
OH’s verdict – I would eat this again – high praise. Should I add in lemon. Nope. Should I add in more honey, nope Bintu, I would leave it exactly as is.
So I left it as it and I love it.
More Healthy Desserts
- 3 tbsp black sesame seeds
- 500 g Greek yoghurt
- 2 tsp honey or more for a sweeter treat
- Toast the sesame seeds for about 3 mins on medium heat.
- Transfer seeds to a pestle and mortar and grind until they form a paste.
- The smoother the paste the smoother the texture of the frozen yoghurt will be - so you might want to spend a bit of time getting a smooth paste.
- Mix the sesame paste with all the other ingredients and chill for a few hours.
- Pour mix into your ice cream maker and follow your machines instructions.
- Eat immediately or freeze for later.
Since I used a very thick strained Greek yoghurt it only took 10 mins in my ice cream maker.
Mine was a very thick mixture that I could not pour in through the funnel of the ice cream maker. I had to open up the machine and add in the mix before pressing go.
You can add in a tsp or 2 of tahini if you want a stronger sesame taste.
You can buy black sesame paste in Asian shops. I reckon you should substitute in about 2 tbsp paste instead of 3 tbsp seeds.