Black sesame soup is a classic Chinese dessert which is normally served hot. It doesn’t really take much time to prepare this popular black sesame dessert, and the process is fairly simple.

In traditional Chinese medicine, black sesame is believed to have many health benefits, including keeping your hair black and healthy. In this recipe, I have added white sesame seeds to balance the slight bitterness and more pungent taste of black sesame.

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Tips:

  • Extra sesame seeds can be toasted in advance and keep refrigerated in airtight container.
  • Add extra glutinous rice flour or reduce water for thicker soup consistency.
  • If you choose to sweeten with rock sugar, dissolve it using hot water before adding in as it takes longer time to completely dissolve.
  • For variations, you may add roasted peanut, almond or walnut to the ingredient.
  • Press the mixture through fine sieve to achieve a fine smooth sesame soup.

Chinese Version: 芝麻糊食谱

Black Sesame Soup

Black Sesame Soup Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 30 g black sesame seeds
  • 30 g white sesame seeds
  • 30 g glutinous rice flour
  • 500 ml water
  • 60 g sugar (or rock sugar)
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • ⅛ tsp salt
 

Instructions:

1 Rinse sesame seeds under running water.

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2 Toast seeds in dry frying pan over medium-low heat until the sesame seeds start popping, it takes about 10 minutes. Toasting time may differ depending on your cooking temperature.

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3 Grind the seeds with a blender/food processor until fine, slowly add in some water, just enough for the blender to process the sesame paste. Pause to scrape down the sides, process on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

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4 Sieve sesame paste for smoother texture.

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5 Add in slaked glutinous rice flour, ½ tbsp oil, 60 g sugar (or rock sugar) and ⅛ tsp salt. Cook over medium heat until the soup begins to bubble, turn to low heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until your desired consistency. Note: Stir regularly to prevent burning.

Black Sesame Soup

6 Black sesame soup is usually served hot.

Black Sesame Soup

Black Sesame Soup

Black Sesame Soup Recipe

Black sesame soup is a classic Chinese dessert which is normally served hot. It doesn’t really take much time to prepare this popular black sesame dessert, and the process is fairly simple.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Dessert Soup, Sweet Soup
Cuisine Cantonese, Chinese
Servings 8 servings
Calories 64 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 30 g black sesame seeds
  • 30 g white sesame seeds
  • 30 g glutinous rice flour
  • 500 ml water
  • 60 g sugar or rock sugar
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Rinse sesame seeds under running water.
    Black Sesame Soup
  • Toast seeds in dry frying pan over medium-low heat until the sesame seeds start popping, it takes about 10 minutes. Toasting time may differ depending on your cooking temperature.
    Black Sesame Soup
  • Grind the seeds with a blender/food processor until fine, slowly add in some water, just enough for the blender to process the sesame paste. Pause to scrape down the sides, process on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
    Black Sesame Soup
  • Sieve sesame paste for smoother texture.
    Black Sesame Soup
  • Add in slaked glutinous rice flour, ½ tbsp oil, 60 g sugar (or rock sugar) and ⅛ tsp salt. Cook over medium heat until the soup begins to bubble, turn to low heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until your desired consistency. Note: Stir regularly to prevent burning.
    Black Sesame Soup
  • Sesame soup is usually served hot.
    Black Sesame Soup

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Notes

This recipe yields 8 servings of black sesame soup. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving of black sesame soup. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.004gSodium: 40mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg
Keyword black sesame dessert, black sesame soup
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