For all of you looking for milk alternatives and are wanting to try something besides soy or almond milk, give this a try. Sesame milk (contains no milk) tastes wonderful and is almost reminiscent of a “peanut-buttery milk”.
Roasted sesame milk
2 cups of water
3/4 cups of sesame seeds
1. Toast sesame seeds in oven @ 350 degrees for about 5 minutes.
2. Place all ingredients in Vitamix blender and secure lid.
3. Start machine at Variable 1 and quickly increase to Variable 10. Then, switch to high.
4. Blend for about 2 minutes or until desired consistency.
5. Strain using cheesecloth or nut milk bag (shown below) and/or add sweetener if desired.
After I strained the milk, I only had a tiny bit of nut pulp left. You could add this to a bread dough (e.g., banana bread). I added mine to my compost pile. (Click here for post on how to compost apartment-style.)
6. Store in the refrigerator or enjoy immediately! (I store mine in an “upcycled” glass peanut butter jar.)
I used my toaster oven to toast the seeds, so it was pretty quick. Actually, the sesame seeds that I had were already labeled as “roasted”, but the recipe I used said that toasting seeds improves the slight bitter flavor of the “milk”, so I wasn’t taking any chances.
The recipe makes 2 cups, but the batch that I made in the pictures is only 1/2 of the recipe.
I made this using my Vitamix. I’m sure you could make it in a regular blender, but because it does require that you blend for about 2 minutes, I would be afraid that a regular blender couldn’t handle it. (It was when I tried to make things like this, that I burnt out several “regular” blenders and decided to get a Vitamix. Click here for more information on how to purchase a Vitamix (30-day money back guarantee–so if you don’t like it, you can always send it back–although I doubt you will). Using this link will provide free shipping (a $25 value).