Tahini Ice Cream

Maple syrup drizzle on Tahini Ice Cream

If you enjoy the taste of Sesame/Tahini, you will absolutely love this Tahini Ice Cream. It’s dairy free, sugar free and has no eggs. There are just 4 key ingredients and needs no cooking at all. You could choose to use an ice cream machine or not. Either way, you are going to love this delicious Tahini Ice Cream!

Tahini Ice Cream drizzled with maple syrup

I would have never known of this incredible Ice Cream if not for my friend Tanvi (@sinfullyspicy). She once shared this exact same recipe in her feed and in her story. The steps looked so simple that I had to try it. Plus, I love sesame and the idea of using it in ice cream was too interesting to pass.

No cooking needed, just a quick blend and then freeze. That’s all you have to do. However, I did use my ice cream machine to churn the mixture before freezing.

Tahini Ice Cream in a bowl with a scooper

The 4 Key Ingredients for this Tahini Ice Cream

  • Cashew
  • Coconut milk
  • Maple Syrup
  • Tahini

I added a few golden raisins too while churning the mixture. These raisins were like hidden gems in between that would only make you happier. It’s definitely optional but if you have raisins at home, try adding some.

No Cooking needed to make the Ice Cream

  • I often make Ice Cream using a custard base because I do like the richness that the egg yolks add to the ice cream. But this time, I followed her recipe to the T.
  • There is no cooking needed. All you have to do is add everything in the blender and blend until it’s smooth.
  • Pour the mixture in a container and freeze it. I did churn it using an ice cream machine but it’s absolutely optional.

The taste is just divine, intensely rich, not overly sweet and smooth to the palate.

Tahini Ice Cream served in a small bowl with a spoon on top

An important note on how to use Tahini

When you buy Tahini from the store you will realize that it’s settled and the oil floats on top. Before you measure, make sure you shake the bottle and mix it up evenly.

I made a very tiny batch of this ice cream and it got over way too fast. I am definitely going to make another batch very soon. Because of no egg, sugar or heavy cream, I do feel this is one of those guilt-free Ice Cream or Nice Cream, perhaps! So, go and get a jar of Tahini if you don’t have one already and give this Tahini Ice Cream a try.

Here is a link to 10 Amazing Ice Cream you want to try!

Creamy Tahini Ice Cream in a big bowl with a scoop

Tahini Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Tahini Ice Cream is dairy free, sugar free and has no eggs. There are just 4 key ingredients and needs no cooking at all.


  • ¼ cup cashew
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, optional


  1. Blend the cashew and coconut milk until it’s smooth.
  2. Add the tahini, maple syrup and blend it again.
  3. Pour the mixture in an ice cream machine and start churning. Add raisins in between so that it spreads all around evenly.
  4. Let it set in the freezer and enjoy with a little maple syrup drizzled on top.

Tahini Ice Cream 4

Tahini Ice Cream 5

Did you enjoy this Tahini Ice Cream? Share your creation by tagging @playfulcooking on Instagram with the #playfulcooking and I will re-share in my story!

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  • angiesrecipes
    August 2, 2019 at 10:24 PM

    This looks incredibly creamy and tasty! Wish I could have a scoop now :-))

  • priya
    August 3, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    OMG, This one is made from coconut milk. scrumptious..

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      August 7, 2019 at 9:31 PM

      One of the best Ice Cream I ever made 🙂

  • Neil
    August 4, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    I still don’t have an ice cream machine so I’m really glad this is so easy to make just by blending everything until its smooth and then sticking it in the freezer. Pinned this and can’t wait to give it a go!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      August 7, 2019 at 9:32 PM

      Last couple years I made all the ice cream without an Ice Cream machine. This time because we bought one, I tend to use it more often 🙂

  • Kelly | Foodtasia
    Kelly | Foodtasia
    August 12, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Kankana, I would have never dreamed of tahini ice cream and now I’ve got to try it! Your photos are just stunning, my friend!

  • mjskitchen
    August 12, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Well, this is quite unique! I do love tahini but the thought of using it in ice cream would NEVER had come to mind. 🙂 Your recipe looks great and your presentations of the ice cream make it irresistible.

  • Easyfoodsmith
    August 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    I have yet to try tahini in an ice cream although I have tried it in baking and love it. Everything about this ice cream makes me crave it so bad 🙈

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