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Sesame Seed Milk - Horchata De Ajonjolí

Creamy, thirst-quenching and energetic, Horchata De Ajonjolí is a drink based on water and sesame seeds typical of Puerto Rico to drink cold, perfect to contrast the summer heat with taste.
Servings 1.5 l
Prep Time 10 minutes
SOAKING 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes


  • 800 ml Water
  • 700 ml Water
  • 200 g White Sesame Seeds or Black Sesame
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar Cane less or more to taste
  • 3 g Salt

Flavoring Ingredients of Choice

  • 1 Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 300 g Condensed Milk
  • q.s. Agave Syrup


  • Soak the sesame seeds in 800ml of cold water for 12 hours or just the day before. If you want to add one or more flavorings, put them in the water along with the seeds. If you choose vanilla, remove the seeds and add them to the water and then add the pod.
    800 ml Water, 200 g White Sesame Seeds

The day after...

  • Put the seeds and the soaking water and half of the rest of the water in the blender. Before blending, remove the spices, in the case of cinnamon some blend it with the seeds but you choose whether to remove it or not.
    700 ml Water
  • Run the blender and blend for 5-7 minutes at medium and then high speed.
  • With a colander and perhaps with the help of a muslin cloth or a stamina filter everything, squeezing the cloth well or with the help of the back of a spoon if you only use a colander.
  • Add the rest of the water and the sugar of your choice (cane, agave or condensed milk). Mix well, bottle it and chill it in the fridge.
    3 Tbsp Sugar Cane, 3 g Salt, 700 ml Water
  • To ensure that it is at its best, it would be better to leave it in the fridge to rest for one night, but it is also good eaten immediately with ice.
  • It can be kept in the fridge for a maximum of 3-4 days, after which it will begin to ferment.


To make the most of the times, soak the seeds in the morning, blend them in the evening and let them rest overnight to savor it at its best.
The shredded seeds, you can use them for the preparation of desserts such as sesame biscuits.
Chef: Taira by R.J.
Calories: 1433kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rico
Keyword: Cold Drink, Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy


Serving: 1500ml | Calories: 1433kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 122.4g | Sugar: 45g

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for the advice of a professional nutritionist.

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