Sesame Seed Cinnamon Milk Recipe

Sesame Seed Cinnamon Milk Recipe

If you love halva you will love this sesame seed cinnamon milk recipe. It’s full of heart-healthy fats while also having a smooth creamy texture. I like it with a pinch of cinnamon on top but it works with many flavours such as cocoa, pistachio and almond.

Suitable for vegan, raw, dairy-free, nut-free, oil free and general healthy diets. If you want it a sweet dessert drink just add some liquid sweetener to it such as maple or coconut syrup.

Sesame Seed Cinnamon Milk nut and dairy free

Sesame Seed Cinnamon Milk Recipe

  • Time: 10m
  • Yield: 2 pints
  • Calories: 190 cal


  • 1 cup / 130g Sesame seeds
  • 3 cups / 700ml Water
  • 3-6 Dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla (optional)
  • a pinch of Salt


  1. Soak the sesame seeds in water with a pinch of salt.
  2. Leave for 8 hours or overnight then drain off the water and rinse under the tap
  3. Add the seeds, dates and water to a blender and blend on high for 2-3 mins until all the seeds are finely ground.
  4. Pour into a nylon milk bag / cheesecloth with a large bowl underneath.
  5. Squeeze all of the moisture out using your hands and then stir in the cinnamon or vanilla if desired.
  6. Enjoy the milk within 3 days. Keep in the fridge.
  7. Use the fibre you are left with in baked goodies such as cookies and muffins.

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I tend to use unhulled sesame seeds as they are much higher in nutrients such as potassium and zinc. If you want a less earthy taste then use the hulled and whiter seeds. It’s always advisable to soak your seeds, overnight is best but if you don’t have the time just 15 mins is good enough. Just seeing the murky soaking water as you discard it will sway you to thinking how necessary it is to soak your seeds/nuts. The only nuts or seeds I don’t soak are cashew and macadamia.

If you have a spring near you then I would recommend using this water to make milk. If not then use filtered water instead. I live in Somerset UK and am lucky enough that there are several springs nearby that I can gather water. This spring water has slowly bubbled to the surface over hundreds of years – it’s said to have come from the last ice age!

a glass of Sesame Seed Cinnamon Milk

I do use a lot of nuts on the site and I try to have the same number of nuts as I do seeds. I could just live off cashews in every single recipe but I do limit them to have a balanced diet and for wallet reasons.

Don’t bin the fibre left after squeezing out the milk as it can all be used in baking and smoothies. I often added to the base of something like the quinoa pizza or the avocado on toast quinoa flatbread. But do bin the soaking water from the sesame seeds as contains then enzyme inhibitors that were the reason for soaking. As the seeds are soaked and start to sprout it means the nutrients are more bioavailable.

The Cinnamon floated to the top of the sesame seed milk as I didn’t blend it after straining. If this bothers you do blend after straining but honestly after rinsing the blender and squishing through a sieve cloth I felt life is too short to then use the blender again. It looks quite pretty floating on the top and trying to film 4 seed milk recipes in a day meant I really didn’t have the energy to re-film it.

Easy to make nut and dairy free Sesame Seed Cinnamon Milk

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13 thoughts on “Sesame Seed Cinnamon Milk”

  1. Thanks so much for your seed milks post today. I balk at the cost of ready-made but hadn’t thought to make my own. Are you simply using store-bought dried seeds?

    1. Bastian Nest and Glow

      Thanks Stephanie, I also find store bought milks really expensive and they often only contain 1-2% nuts/seeds. I’m using store bought dried seeds – I buy in big sacks so the seed milks work out cheap 🙂

  2. Thanks Stephenie, some very useful information included. I’m preparing my first nut milk tonight. I will be using a cheese cloth.are these reusable? many thanks.Anna

    1. Bastian Nest and Glow

      Hi there, yes wash out your cheesecloth as soon as you’ve used it and it can be used thousands of times 🙂

    1. Bastian Nest and Glow

      Thanks Scott, that sounds like a great idea 🙂 It wouldn’t quite be the same as it’s not soaked/activated and most tahini is not raw but it’s nice instant sesame milk

  3. As a substitute for cheese cloth, I use a cheap flour sack towel. Sturdier and easier to wash, at least in my experience. Just thought I’d put that out there.

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