Dairy-Free Matcha Green Tea & Black Sesame Pudding Spheres

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It’s the start of a new year and the desire to keep things  healthy and simple is still pretty fresh in most of our minds as we try to form (and undoubtedly break) our new list of 2015 habits.  We’ve partnered with the  “Silk Helps You Bloom” campaign which is all about making easy choices and substitutions that are simple while helping us be the best we can be adding a little extra calcium and vitamin E into our diets. And what better way to do that with a super glam dessert that is so unbelievably effortless to make!?  We thing this just might just knock your own socks off without missing any of the dairy (aka: zero guilt indulgence).

Lately we’ve been a little obsessed with black sesame and matcha desserts (can someone stop me from buying out this mochi shop please?!).  So when Silk asked us to figure out an easy way to incorporate Almondmilk into a new year’s routine, we immediately thought about these Japanese desserts.

Then again, we are always thinking about dessert in some form or another.

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Alone, matcha & black sesame flavors can be a bit intense, but can also be easily tamed with delicious results…not to mention stunning color. We decided to challenge ourselves by elevating the humble pudding dessert AND going dairy free by swapping out heavy cream and 2% milk with Silk Almondmilk.
Almondmilk is the perfect pairing for these unique flavors, adding a surprising richness and smooth creaminess to the pudding with just the perfect amount of sweetness…not to mention a few additional perks: like only 60 calories per serving and 50% more calcium than dairy milk.
I think they call that a “win win”. I think that also means you can eat more than two. We won’t judge.

Dairy-Free Black Sesame Pudding

3 TBS Black Sesame Paste

5 tsp crushed black sesame seeds
½ cup granulated sugar
4 tsp agar agar (or 2 packet of Gelatin)
2 ½ cup Silk Almondmilk
1 Cup Coconut milk
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  • Bring sugar, sesame paste, seeds and  Almond Milk to a boil, stiring until all contents dissolve
  • Once at a boil, add agar agar mixture and stir until dissolved
  • Add Coconut milk, stir and remove from heat. Let mixture  sit for 10-15 minutes until cool
  • Pour into mold, (we used spherical ice cube trays) refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve with a dusting of matcha green tea powder
 
*For a creamy more traditional pudding texture, use only half of the suggested amount of agar agar or gelatin and place pudding mixture in a small mason jar or bowl.

 
 
 
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Since pudding’s texture can typically be a little lack luster, we topped our treats with a sprinkle of crushed black sesame seeds and a dusting of matcha powder to give them a little extra oomph in the mouth…and for the eyes.

Because let’s be real, it’s all about the presentation.


Dairy-Free Green Tea Matcha Pudding

1 ¼ cup Silk Almond Milk
⅓ cup coconut milk
4 TBS Matcha Powder
3 tsp agar agar (or 1 ½ packet of Gelatin)
 
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  • Bring to a boil, turn off add agar agar, and stir until dissolved.
  • Set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes. Pour into mold, (we used spherical ice cube trays) refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of black sesame seed dust
 
 *For a creamy more traditional pudding texture, use only half of the suggested amount of agar agar or gelatin and place pudding mixture in a small mason jar or bowl.

Dairy Free  | Silk Almondmilk | Frozen Black Sesame And Matcha Pudding | Dine X Design

Perhaps you’re on the other hemi sweating out your summer and are in need for an unexpected iced treat?

WE GOT YOU!  Use 1 tsp less agar agar powder in the recipes listed above and place your molds into the freezer over night for a delightful frozen dessert. We used these gem ice cube trays for a little extra glamour and visual wow….because who doesn’t want to be eating a pile of sophisticatedly flavored jewels?!

Every day.

 


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Our Black Sesame and Matcha obsession continues… in fact it’s further fueled.

Using uniquely shaped ice cube molds (or any silicone food-safe shape you fancy), these elevated flavors in unexpected shapes really transform the commonplace existence of flavored pudding snacks. We’re here to say that pudding is no longer for brown bag lunches or on-the go unnecessary sugar loading. It’s about being down right luxurious while adding a little drama to your dinner party (or afternoon sweet toothing). And by using Silk Almondmilk as a substitute for any of your dessert cravings, it provides an excellent source of vitamin E without cholesterol or saturated fat and has no artificial colors, flavors or funny business lurking behind that creamy flavor.

Which is a resolution we’re fine sticking with.

 
 
 
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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Kristin Guy

Kristin Guy is a Los Angeles based creative consultant specializing in a food-focused lifestyle. A lover of stripes and fluent in the love language called emoji...she is the Creative Director & Editor of Dine X Design.

3 Comments

  • Reply January 31, 2015

    Arno Vaa

    Can the almond milk be replaced with the same amount of heavy cream, if desired? Or are you suggestion a blend of heavy cream and 2% milk?

    • Kristin Guy
      Reply February 10, 2015

      Kristin Guy

      Hi Arno! You can replace the Almond Milk with either a 2% milk or heavy cream depending on how creamy you’d like the pudding consistency.

  • Reply June 14, 2016

    Rebecca R. Metcalf

    I have tried this, and even though I’m not a big fan of sesame, this combination is quite good. Thanks!

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