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    How To Make Black Sesame Pudding At Home-Japanese Taste

    How To Make Black Sesame Pudding At Home

    by Ayako Kidokoro

    Black Sesame Pudding Make ahead Gelatin Kid-friendly No-oven recipe Gluten-free

    Are you a fan of Asian black sesame desserts? If the answer is yes, then you will love Japanese black sesame pudding.

    The color of black sesame pudding is greyish, so if you don’t know that it’s black sesame pudding, you might doubt how tasty it will actually be. However, once you try it you’ll immediately realize why it’s such a beloved dessert in Japan! The flavor is nutty, mild, and it has a sweet taste. The pudding itself is smooth too, like traditional custard pudding (which we already have a recipe for.)

    Black sesame seeds are rich in calcium, which helps to strengthen bones and teeth. Additionally, they contain polyphenols, which are pigments that prevent premature aging. Finally, the skin of black sesame seeds is also quite high in iron. That’s why it is recommended to regularly consume black sesame seeds. Though black sesame seeds are very healthy, consuming a lot of them at once is not easy. That’s where this black sesame pudding comes in to save the day!

    Even though this recipe is called “pudding”, the process of making it and the ingredients are quite different from custard pudding. In the case of black sesame pudding, we are going to use gelatin to get the correct texture instead of baking it, for example.

    Many supermarkets and convenience stores sell black sesame pudding in Japan. However, it is usually sold as a limited or seasonal flavor, so you may be only able to find it during certain times of the year.

    If you’re a lover of black sesame pudding and want to eat it any time, don’t worry! In this recipe, we’re going to show you how to make it at home. The best part about this recipe is that it uses simple, readily-available ingredients, and does not take long to make.

    It is the perfect dessert or afternoon snack to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. We hope you’ll try making our recipe at home, and let us know how it went in the comments below!


    Prep time: 15 mins

    Cook time: 3hrs 0mins

    Total time: 3hrs 15mins

    Total servings: 4

    Difficulty: Easy

    • 30g Black Sesame Paste (Kuro Nerigoma)
    • 300ml Whole Milk
    • 20g Sugar
    • 20g Honey
    • 6g Gelatin
    • 30g Water

    Expert's Tip

    Manten Black Sesame Paste Japanese Nerigoma 150g

    This is the secret of the black sesame pudding! It's called nerigoma or black sesame paste. It tastes nutty and delicious. Black sesame is famous for its nutritional value. It has numerous health-benefiting vitamins and minerals. It is also full of fiber and antioxidants. It is tasty and healthy, so there are no reasons not to try it out!


    Black sesame pudding
    1) Gathering the Ingredients

    Gather all of the ingredients together.

    Adding water to hydrate the gelatin Gelatin powder, dissolved in water
    2) Preparing the Gelatin

    Place the gelatin powder in water and mix together. Set it aside until further use. 

    Adding sugar and milk to a small pot Adding honey to the pudding mixture heating the pudding mixture together
    3) Heating the Custard in a Pot

    Add the whole milk, sugar, and honey into a pot. Then warm the mixture at low heat just until it starts to boil. Stir it continuously with a spatula while it is heating. 

    Adding the gelatin into the pudding mixture Heating the gelatin mixture into the pudding
    4) Adding the Gelatin Into The Custard Mixture

    Stop the heat and add gelatin into a pot. Melt the gelatin using the residual heat. Make sure that it has fully dissolved into the pudding before proceeding with the next step.

    Adding the black sesame paste (kuro nerigoma) into the pudding mixture Rapidly mixing the pudding to thoroughly combine the black sesame
    5) Adding the Black Sesame Paste into the Pudding

    Add the black sesame paste into the pudding mixture and mix well with a balloon whisk.

    Setting a colander, over a large bowl, over a larger bowl filled with ice water Straining the black sesame pudding into the large bowl over an ice water bath Mixing the black sesame pudding over the ice water bath to thicken it
    6) Straining and Cooling the Pudding Mixture

    Prepare a cold ice bath in a large bowl. Prepare a separate bowl with a strainer over the top, and strain the pudding into that bowl. Once the pudding has been strained, stir it vigorously over the ice bath to allow it to cool. 

    Tip: This step will take about 5-10 minutes, but it is necessary because the pudding will become thicker, which gives it a better texture and prevents the sesame seeds from sinking to the bottom of the pudding.

    Pouring the black sesame pudding into individual jars
    7) Pouring the Pudding into Jars

    Pour the pudding into separate jars or containers of your choice. We are using small pudding jars in this case. 

    Finished black sesame pudding
    8) Chilling the Pudding in the Refrigerator Before Enjoying

    Refrigerate the black sesame pudding for at least three hours. Once the texture of the pudding has become firmer, it’s ready to enjoy! 

    Tip: Keep the pudding in the refrigerator and consume it within 2 to 3 days of making it for the best flavor. 

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