Total Time
15 Mins
Yield
Serves 2 (makes 2 1/2 cups)
Photo: Iain Bagwell

How to Make It

Step 1

From 1/2 cup toasted white or black sesame seeds, set aside 2 tsp. Grind remaining seeds in a food processor, scraping bowl occasionally, until they look like damp sand. Blend in 3 tbsp. honey.

Step 2

Transfer sesame paste to a blender. Add milk and purée, scraping container as needed. Add ice cream and whirl until smooth. For thick shakes, pour mixture into a bowl, cover, and freeze until thick, about 2 hours; blend again.

Step 3

Pour shake into glasses and sprinkle with reserved sesame seeds.

Step 4

Make ahead: The sesame paste, up to 2 days, at room temperature.

Chef's Notes

*Find black sesame seeds at well-stocked grocery stores with spices and Asian and bulk foods, or online. If untoasted, cook seeds in a hot pan over medium heat, stirring, until a light haze forms over pan and seeds crackle (white seeds will also turn golden), 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool.

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