Toasted Black Sesame Frozen Yoghurt

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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

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  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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