Toasted Black Sesame Frozen Yoghurt

Jump to Recipe
frozen yogurt recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry

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.

frozen yogurt recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry

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.

1-IMG_8853frozen yogurt recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry

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.

Weight Watchers Points

There are just 2 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of Toasted Black Sesame Frozen Yoghurt.

More Healthy Desserts

Pistachio and Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt Bark.


Don't forget to tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter if you try Toasted Black Sesame Frozen Yoghurt! It is really, really awesome for me when you make one of my recipes and I'd love to see it. You can also share it on my Facebook page. Please pin this recipe to Pinterest too! Thank you for reading Recipes from a Pantry.

frozen yogurt recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry
Print Recipe
4.67 from 3 votes

Toasted Black Sesame Frozen Yoghurt

A deliciously different toasted black sesame frozen yoghurt that is sugar free
Servings: 4
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 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.
**EASY AIR FRYER RECIPE EBOOK**Get the easy Air Fryer Recipe Binder which includes 40 quick and easy recipes all under 30 minutes cook time.
** INSTANT POT DUMP AND DASH RECIPE EBOOK**Get the Instant Pot Dump And Dash Recipes Ebook with easy recipes for busy lives.


Toasted Black Sesame Frozen Yoghurt Tips

  • 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.

Weight Watchers Points

There are just 2 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of Toasted Black Sesame Frozen Yoghurt.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 207mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Similar Posts

4.67 from 3 votes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. I love black sesame ice cream but haven’t been able to get it in ages due to COVID, so I I just tried this recipe at home for the first time. It is AMAZING! It brought a smile to my face and completely made my day. I used a high-protein skyr because I didn’t have greek yogurt, but it still worked perfectly. I honesty think I like this better than the black sesame ice cream from the ice cream shops! So in love with this recipe. I’ll be making this all the time now!

  2. I just gave the recipe a try as I just got an ice cream maker. Tho, I used 4 tbsp black sesame seeds and 4 tsp of maple syrup to it… it’s refreshing for my taste, tho it is still quite sour as plain Greek yoghurt like. The black sesame taste is not strong (perhaps I should try make it from seeds myself) and definitely not sweet enough for my hubby’s taste. Nevertheless, it’s a simple and creative recipe to improvise upon! Thanks!

  3. I love that this recipe uses just a little honey and I bet that those sesame seeds offer great texture as well as looking absolutely gorgeous! x

  4. Hello. The photo on Tastespotting led me here. I love black sesame. I just had black sesame ice cream last night, but haven’t tried the frozen yogurt version. Yum.

  5. This is a stunning photo Bintu and such a lovely creation. I love black sesames with ice cream and very happy that you have introduced me to a healthier version of this delicious treat!

  6. I never ever would have thought of putting those in there! Really different, I look forward to finding out what other flavours you come up with!

  7. Totally neglected my ice cream machine for years. I am inspired by this simple but ingenious recipe, have all the ingredients in the fridge. Now all I need is to dust off the machine and stick it in the freezer overnight.This will be dessert this weekend, for sure. Do you know how to make the sun shine?

  8. So want to tuck into this ice-cream now. Your photos are just fab. I have a packet of black sesame seeds sitting in the cupboard and I’ve not known what to do with them – until now!

    1. It is super nice. It is easy to make so I think that you prob could try and beat it by hand.

  9. Just had to update my virus protection, so this is my 3rd attempt, but at least all the spam ads are gone. Love this ice cream and feeling a little sad that I gave my ice cream maker away (no room in new freezer).

  10. How very original Bintu, looks and sounds totally deliciously delightful!. I’ve so got to try this, I know I’d LOVE it. Well done you, clever lady.

  11. 5 stars
    I have to try this. I love Black sesame seeds and in ice cream, well frozen yoghurt they will be amazing. Thanks for the easy recipe. My ice cream bowl is always in the freezer – I’m ready with yoghurt. GG