Sesame Rose Milk + a Wolf Gourmet Blender Giveaway!

Sesame Rose Milk |…. the not-nut milk!! I talked a few posts back about my nut allergy, and how sesame seed has been my go-to. That hasn’t changed, and when nut milks started popping up around the web, I became desperately jealous and started to think about what I could do. This was dormant until I saw my beautiful friend Lily’s post on orange blossom pistachio milk. Oh, it was just the most poetic combination I’d ever seen. For some reason, I’m allergic to all tree nuts except for pistachios, so for once, I could really imagine what it tasted like. I know I’m an anomaly, so I wanted something that someone who is allergic to all tree nuts could eat – sesame milk! Sesame seeds soaked overnight is blended with steeped rose tea into a milky, frothy drink that I can’t stop drinking and adding to everything.
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Sesame Rose Milk |

Plus, to continue in this super exciting month of giveaways…. I’m giving away a Wolf Gourmet High Performance Blender! Scroll down for details. Also, I fully acknowledge that choosing just one cheese as a favorite is an immensely difficult task – loved reading each and every comment. If you haven’t entered yet, there’s one more day left to win assorted Vermont Creamery goodies and a 10″ cheese stone from Farmhouse Pottery! 

Sesame Rose Milk | bettysliu.comSesame Rose Milk | bettysliu.comSesame Rose Milk | bettysliu.comBlack sesame often takes the forefront when it comes to desserts or treats, often due to its beautiful silvery-grey color when mixed. Have you seen black sesame ice cream? It’s beautiful, and delicious! The taste of both kinds of sesame seeds are very similar – the difference is subtle. Black sesame has a nuttier, almost more complex flavor, while white sesame is the sweeter counterpart while retaining its nuttiness. However, today I want to highlight white sesame, which are unhulled. For a milk, I thought white sesame might produce a more mellow version, paired well with rose, and my thoughts were spot on! I’m intrigued enough that I’ll probably make a black sesame milk soon, but today, let’s talk about white sesame milk.

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Seed/nut milks are simple. They are soaked in white for a few hours or overnight, and then blended with water until creamy and smooth. I was skeptical at first about how it would turn out – the steeped rose tea took on a reddish brown hue, but when the two are pureed together, the white pulpy seeds dominated the mixture and yielded this beautiful, milky and frothy drink. The taste is as you’d expect – nutty, sesame-y, with the fragrance of rose and a natural touch of bitterness. I thought a heaping tablespoon of honey was fine, but I’m also used to drinking unsweetened soy milk, to give a reference. My husband thought by itself the milk was a bit too bitter, but I actually enjoy that natural flavor. My favorite way to drink this is warmed up with a sliver of fresh ginger and another dash of honey. I’ve been using it as a base for smoothies, oatmeal, and even sauces!

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Find the recipe over at Food Notes, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!


This week, I’m giving away an amazing Wolf Gourmet High performance Blender (Retail $799)!! It’s seriously amazing and I’m beyond excited to be giving one away. I had a faulty blender previously – it was so bad that chunks remained no matter how long I ran the blender. I stopped using it entirely and just relied on a handy immersion blender for soups. But smoothies or juices or milks? Nope. Then, I received this blender and my world opened up to all sorts of purees, smoothies, and milks. Blending it to this consistency took less than a minute at the “puree” function. It’s pretty soft, easy to clean, and honestly, just a sexy looking blender. To enter, just fill out the widget below and leave a comment telling me what you’d make with the blender. For extra entry, make sure you’re on my email list! If you’re already on it or cannot enter your email in the subscribe box floating around for some reason, just leave a comment saying either you’re on it already, or that you’d like to be added. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by wolf gourmet, who is also providing a high-performance blender to give away to my readers! All op inions expressed are purely my own, as always. Thank you so much for supporting the companies that support this blog!!! This blender is seriously magic and amazing – super smooth. I ground the sesame seeds in the blender instead of my normal spice grinder, and it is SO MUCH BETTER. Life changing. 

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  • I have to choose just one thing? :) would probably be a creamy cauliflower soup!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna

    All sorts of things—smoothies, soup, nut milk!ReplyCancel

  • Kathee

    I’ve always wanted to try making soup in a blender!ReplyCancel

  • karin

    I’m trying to decrease by dependence on the local, over-priced grocery chain here in remote AK. As well, I’m trying to minimize purchase of packaged, processed foods. In that effort, I would use this to its full capacity-in short, for everything!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy

    Smoothies and acai bowls!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanie

    I’d go back on my green smoothie diet!ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    I would make soy and almond milk with it!ReplyCancel

  • Peter D

    Super smoothies would be the first thing I would make!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine

    That sounds like an amazing blender! I’d use it to make nut and seed milks for myself – I’m definitely a convert!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Woo

    Kale + peanut butter smoothies! Or curry sauces. 😀ReplyCancel

  • I am a big fan of smoothies, I have been using a bullet, which does an ok job, however, I suspect this blender would offer a better result and be more versatile.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I would mix up some milk, almonds, peanut butter and a banana for my morning smoothie :)ReplyCancel

  • Grace van Velden

    If love to try your sesame rose milk! It would make the rest of my mylks so much easier. <3ReplyCancel

    • Grace van Velden

      Oh, and please add me to your newsletter!ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    Why, I’d make this lovely sesame rose milk, of course!
    Did you know that sesame is high in calcium?
    I’m so thrilled about this recipe and method.
    Thanks for the opportunity to learn, share, and win!ReplyCancel

  • I would make acai bowls in the summer and squash soaps in the winter!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah

    What a great giveaway! I really need a new blender, so, this would be fantastic. If I won, I’d make a round of milkshakes for my entire family!ReplyCancel

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  • anna a

    I don’t currently have a blender because of how expensive a good one can be, and it makes me so sad to pass up the many amazing recipes that I see with one. I would love to use for winter soups and breakfast smoothies but I think I’m most excited about the all the sauces and dips I could make — mole, pesto, hummus!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful post, I’ve never considered using sesame this way. It definitely has a distinctive taste (I use it in, and on, my sourdough frequently). I currently have a crappy old Oster blender and this would be a welcome change. I’d use it to make a quick pesto (a staple here in my house) and perhaps even try coarsely cracking grains for baking (cracked wheat, oats, even buckwheat)!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful post! I love the idea of using sesame seeds here and I’ve had culinary flower petals on my amazon wish list forever. I just need to find recipes to use them in, like this one. I will have to try this!ReplyCancel

  • This recipe sounds delicious. I would make my vanilla bean almond milk in that Wolf blender. Here’s the recipe

  • i’d LOVE to try making some nut milk, and i think this would be the perfect tool to help me out!ReplyCancel

  • Smoothies! And piña coladas (because my husband has never had one).ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin

    Smoothies and Seed Butter!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    I would like to make crepes for the holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri

    I’d make a smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn

    You had me at black sesame milk!ReplyCancel

  • Allison K

    I’d definitely make enchilada sauce. I have roasted green chiles just begging to be buzzed up in a blender!ReplyCancel

  • This is quite the giveaway, lady!

    And ohhh what would I make with that (sexy, I agree) blender? Probably smoothies and daiquiris, mostly, but now you’ve also convinced me I should try making nut milks! Sounds amazing. Loving these dreamy photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Devin

    I can’t wait to try making my own soy and coconut milks. Heavenly…ReplyCancel

  • Wow your photos are really so beautiful I would love to see you work this looks amazing xxxReplyCancel

  • I think I would have to give the sesame rose milk recipe a try for sure! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Shar

    I would love to make the sesame rose milk! I’ve made all the other nut milks, but this just sounds lovely. I’m definitely going to try your friends pistachio milk, too.ReplyCancel

  • Karin MB

    This blender looks so amazing! I would probably use it to help me make nut milk as the blender I have is just so horrible. And I could also work on perfecting my sorbet with this blender! It would also be nice to use a good blender to try and introduce my friends to the amazing veggie and fruits smoothies I make 😀ReplyCancel

  • I would love to make smoothies and nut milks, especially since I can’t drink cow milk.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Chavez

    I would use this sooo frequently! Namely for nut milk, which I would love to experiment with. I’m lactose-free, and have never made my own nut milk!

    Also, I would love to be added to the emailing list

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful pictures! I will definitely try your sesame rose milk. Also smoothie and ice cream!ReplyCancel

  • t. lin

    An avocado smoothie on a warm day or avocado milk during cooler temperatures! They yield a beautiful shade of green! =)ReplyCancel

  • Betty the pictures and the recipe are entirely lovely. Sesame + rose milk would be magical. Like what forest nymphs have for breakfast magical.

    That marbled pottery is to die for too :)ReplyCancel

  • Betty! So, so in love with this magic. Particularly that shot of the rose petals and the sesame and that speckled plate/bowl/ceramic vessel of wonderment. I kind of want that printed and in my kitchen. Like for reals, though. ALSO! This gorgeous milk is reminding me of my days when I was a raw foodie and used to make sesame milk and then use the pulp to make sesame cookies!! It would need a lot of experimentation to get right, but I think if the two of us put ourselves to it, we could do it. Hmmmm! Thanks for the shout-out, so glad to inspire this exquisiteness.ReplyCancel

  • lena

    I’m from Vienna, Austria (Europe), so sadly I can’t win the blender, but I want to say that I love this post anyway. The photos, the ceramics, the idea and I would love to try that. Also, if I could win the blender, I think I would start to make nut- and grain-milks for my little son. I don’t want to give him cowmilk too soon, so this would be perfect. But I’m sure there is a lot more to discover with this blender.
    xx lenaReplyCancel

    • lena

      and, I also want to join the newsletter, please. thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah S.

    Wow, that’s quite a blender! I would definitely make some fruit smoothies for breakfast. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • manda

    I would make a smoothie or soup.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky L

    My mother used to make her own soy milk and almond milk, but the process was so laborious and the blender we had wasn’t that great that she had stopped making it for years. If this blender is as magical as claimed, that’s first on the list – homemade soy/almond milk!ReplyCancel

  • Monica

    Wow, this looks awesome! Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    Pretty much everything from soups to sauces to my own almond milk, but the one smoothie that has been difficult to master is a perfect green smoothie. Would love to finally get it right and I think a great blender would definitely contribute to that.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen

    I bought a bottle of tumeric milk from a juice store for like $10 so I would love to learn to make it myself!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Oh wow, I would so make soup city!!ReplyCancel

  • Our son loves smoothies and I love soups so those two are always on my list.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce

    I would make smoothies!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    Coconut-cashew ice cream — now I just need an ice cream maker to go with it!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Z

    With the blender I have right now, I totally understand the frustration of always having chunks in whatever I’m trying to blend! I’d make my favorite dessert: a strawberry-blueberry-banana smoothie bowl. I blend frozen berries with a fresh banana, and when I serve it I top with honey, granola, and banana slices. Simple and so, so good. (Also: I’m on your mailing list!)ReplyCancel

  • katie m

    Your photos are always so lovely!
    I’ve always wanted to make homemade nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut butter), but my little blender is just not strong enough.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway :)ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    I’d primarily use this for smoothies, but it would be so handy for soup. Oh and I’d be excited to try it with ice cream, too.ReplyCancel

  • I would make liver pate in the winter and strawberry daiquiris in the summer!ReplyCancel

  • kaman

    I would love to make soy milk like my mom did for me as a child and then the left overs can be turned into tofu pudding!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen D.

    I’d make a winter veg soup first, but that nut milk sounds so good!ReplyCancel

  • Rain

    I would make a smoothie with honey + black sesame paste + almond milk!ReplyCancel

    • rain

      Please add me to the email list, as well :)ReplyCancel

  • Roger

    I would make cauliflower soup for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie

    I’d make a combination nut butter — mac & cashew, perhaps. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Peetee

    I’d make lemonade! Honey, lemongrass, coriander and bananas for freshness.ReplyCancel

  • Pakkmom

    Kale, raspberry, banana smoothies are my fav. I’ve made my own almond mylk but never seasame, which definitely sounds intriguing, must give it a try….ReplyCancel

    • Pakkmom

      I’m already a subscriber. This is a really well done blog, thanks for all you put into it, it’s quite amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Heather S

    I would make a curry butternut soup! YUM <3ReplyCancel

  • Alice

    a delicious fresh cilantro chutney with coconut and lime!ReplyCancel

  • Sounds like a dream! If this makes shaved ice, I’m down for some of that and condensed milk!! oh and red bean too.
    Do you save the pulp for anything?ReplyCancel

  • Oh Betty. . .such a beautiful milk. But only one question remains. . .where did you get all that lovely pottery?ReplyCancel

  • How very cool! I never thought to make a sesame seed milk. I guess I would have to give it a go if I won this blender.

    Other than that, knowing that my bf is obsessed with smoothies I have a feeling we’d mostly use a blender to make him his daily morning smoothie :)ReplyCancel

  • Gazpacho!ReplyCancel

  • Dave

    Soy milk for korean noodles in soy milk.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my! I would immediately make smooth and creamy holiday chestnut soup!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tam

    I would make green smoothies everyday. 😌ReplyCancel

  • Holly

    I’m sure I’d find ways to take advantage of such a powerful blender (I’ve never had a blender that could really DO things!), but I’m dying for a banana milkshake tonight :)ReplyCancel

  • I’d like to try homemade coconut butter, and this definitely seems powerful enough to blitz it up properly. Thanks for the giveaway, the tip about sesame + rose (and pistachio + orange blossom), and cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Vera K

    I would start the day off making my morning smoothie in this blender.ReplyCancel

  • This is an absolutely amazing giveaway! Besides whipping up my favorite breakfast green smoothies, I would also get crafty with my açai bowls. My family lives in Brasil (where açai bowls are everywhere), but my blender up here just doesn’t cut it. It’s not the same, but I bet this one could make a pretty fantastic açai bowl!


  • Devin

    I’m going to make some Tiki drinks!ReplyCancel

  • Damien

    I want to try making falafel mix and tahina,I think that would be a cool project!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I would become the greatest party host whipping up blended drinks!! Winning this would be the reason to throw the party!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Haines

    Mmmmm Smoothies please! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi br

    I would make a fruit smoothieReplyCancel

  • I’d definitely make healthy smoothies since I feed Selah veggies that way, hehehehe! Don’t you ever say a word though, because she doesn’t know they contain tons of napa cabbage. ;P I love the idea of sesame milk, though~it’s so intriguing since I think sesame is one of the tastiest seeds out there.ReplyCancel

  • some food with some milk always awesome (y) just wacth and learn… that’s perfectReplyCancel

  • Bridget

    Oooh my goodness, I would definitely make an actually smooth cashew mylk, a gallon or so of tomatillo sauce with some fresh farmers market goods this next summer, and maybe finally be able to get a green smoothie that I don’t have to chew!ReplyCancel

  • angie

    i’d excitedly drag my mom to the farmer’s market in town, buy the best kabochas we can get our hands on, and make her her favorite porridge with delicious rice cake. it’s been ages since i’ve had it, and it’d be the perfect treat on the living room floor after a long, long semester from home.ReplyCancel

  • Miki N

    I’d try my hand at making almond milk after thinking about it for months.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel K

    Smoothies all day every day! I’d also try to whip up some soups to balance it out :)ReplyCancel

  • judith
  • I’d love to make almond milk for the first time! Or maybe grind up some flours????ReplyCancel

  • Zoë

    You’ve got me dying to try sesame milk!ReplyCancel

  • Stop it with this beauty!!!! That WOLF machine is no joke. I would love it up so much, and blend my green drinks in it everyyyyyday. Also, I’d make this milk, because it sounds divine Betty. Thanks for the chance to win it friend, xx!ReplyCancel

  • Oh sesame milk with a bit of ginger and honey sounds like just the perfect thing. Everything wolf makes is so beautiful and functional-just love their appliances. I would make smoothies everyday and try your sesame milk for sure. :)ReplyCancel

  • Helena

    I would use this gorgeous blender for so many things but right now, I’m thinking pistachios for a rosewater olive oil cake with ground nuts =)ReplyCancel

  • Kaoutar

    I would make falafel and smoothies and give a try to sesame milk!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia

    RIght now I’m into making savory jams – a good blender allow me to control the bursts of power so I could get the exact right texture I want without turning my jam to cream. Blenders tend to turn everything to a liquid state but a good one would give me the control. ::fingers crossed:::ReplyCancel

  • Maryam

    My husband-to-be is the sort of person that loves all sorts of teas and blended beverages. I hope to be a person that can make them well for him. I would use this blender to make him think “I can’t wait to go home and drink some of my wife’s magical tea.”ReplyCancel

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