Sesame (Tahini) Milk (Dairy Free)

Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a nice frothy drink I made up to fit our dairy free diet. It happens to also be an Algerian beverage. It is also good incorporated into smooties. Please use good quality ingredients for the tastiest healthiest results.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup organic tahini (Not the East Asian type which is more bitter)
  • 2 tablespoons raw local honey (unpasteurized is not as good as it is still heated to filter)
  • 2 cups water


  1. Wiz everything together in a blender.
  2. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I first made this drink about two weeks ago and the taste was very different and I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. I wanted to give the recipe a second shot, so second try I added half a banana, spoonful of homemade peanut butter, a squirt of agave and a pinch of cinnamon then whirled until smooth. Mmmmmm!! So, for me on its own the flavor was satisfactory but as a 'base' for smoothies it is outstanding and an excellent choice for dairy-free option. Reviewed for N*A*M*E tag.

COOKGIRl February 16, 2011

This worked out beautifully!! I was making tahini in the vitamix and how easy to just throw in some water & agave (used agave to make this vegan) after I was done instead of wasting my time scrapping out all the leftover bits!! Plus I get a special treat in the process!! This was super yummy & I have to agree with Veggiequeen if it wasn't so high in fat it would be my daily drink of choice. YUMMY!! Thanks Ummbinat! Made for the lovely VIP in Veg*n Swap 31!!

Mindelicious January 30, 2011

Oh wow! For those on restricted diets this is the BEST recipe ever. And it takes less than a minute to prepare! Lurking on vegan forums I only recently discovered that tahini can be used to create a substitute for regular milk. Who would have thought! I am on a really restricted allergy diet at the moment and can't have dairy, soy, oats, etc. and I'm also allergic to nuts. So that pretty much rules out all milk substitutes for me. This is a godsend! I added 1/4 teaspoon stevia (to taste) and then blended until the mixture was frothy. I'd be drinking it every day if it wasn't so high in fat :-(

Veggiequeen July 17, 2010