Black Sesame Coconut Popsicles


Black Sesame Coconut Popsicles

It’s Popsicle Week!!!

I LOVE popsicle week. If you’re unfamiliar, let me give you the low-down. Amelia’s uncle and one of my favorite humans alive, Billy Green of Wit and Vinegar, hosts it every year. This year over 100 bloggers are participating!! WHAA!!! Amazing. You might’ve noticed this in your Instagram or blog reader this week and it’s all bc of his passion for all things popsicles.

Last year I made these very fun and festive Funfetti Cake Batter Popsicles. This year I wanted to get a little bit more grown-up, a little more sophisticated. Enter: black sesame paste. It’s one of my favorite ingredients (remember these cookies?). Think black tahini. That’s basically what it is and tastes like. If you’re having trouble finding black sesame paste, then just use tahini—it’ll taste EXACTLY the same.

Black Sesame Coconut Popsicles


Black Sesame Coconut Popsicles

Another cool thing I found out when making these, sesame paste/tahini and strawberry go REALLY well together. I sprinkled crushed up freeze-dried strawberries on these and wasn’t really sure how they were gonna taste but MAN OH MAN SO GOOD.

I shot these a day when my weather app on my phone was reading 105 degrees F outside. Well, as soon as we took them out of the mold and placed them on the marble to shoot them they turned into a huge puddle of mess. It was the saddest thing ever. They were REMADE and shot again on a 90 degree F day.

If you’re needing to shoot popsicles on a hot day, these things help:

1. Make sure you freeze them overnight. Those suckers need to be FROZEN.
2. Place a plate or baking sheet or whatever you’re going to use to serve them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
3. Then, remove the popsicles from their mold and place them on the frozen baking sheet or plate AND return them to the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
4. Set up the shot, even set your camera to the proper ISO/f-stop, etc. AND then quickly remove them from the freezer and snap away.

I did this on shoot day #2 and my popsicle-shooting was much more enjoyable.

Tomorrow I leave for MEXICO!!! YASS. I’ll be there for 6 glorious days of sunshine and my best fweindz wedding. More on that soon, but for now, POPSICLES.

OH and P.S. this is the popsicle mold I use. I bought it a few years ago and it’s really good quality.

Black Sesame Coconut Popsicles

Black Sesame Coconut Popsicles

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Serving Size: 10 popsicles


  • 1 14-ounce can condensed milk
  • 1 15-ounce can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons black sesame paste
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries, as garnish, optional


  • Add the condensed milk, coconut milk, water and black sesame paste to a blender, pulse until combined. Pour the mixture into popsicles molds. At the 2 hour mark, add the popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 5 hours, ideally overnight.
  • When you’re almost ready to eat, place a parchment-lined baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove the popsicles from their mold and place on the baking sheet in the freezer. Freeze for an additional 30 minutes. Top the popsicles with the freeze-dried strawberries and serve.


*I found my black sesame paste at an Asian grocery store.
*If you can't find black sesame paste, substitute the black sesame paste for tahini.
*If the black sesame paste is separated (oil and paste), add the entire thing to the blender and pulse until emulsified.
Nutrition Facts
Black Sesame Coconut Popsicles
Amount Per Serving (10 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply heather (delicious not gorgeous) June 22, 2016 at 12:15 am

    ooh yes!! i love black sesame (if you haven’t tried black sesame tang yuan, get your hands on some bc danggg). and thanks for the popsicle shooting tricks; definitely could have used that when i tried to shoot some ice cream this past weekend lol.

  • Reply Tori//Gringalicious June 22, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Okay, so you pretty much had me at black sesame but the I saw the popsicle part and now I’m so beyond excited about these!!! What a great way to use black sesame, especially for summer!

  • Reply Mollie June 22, 2016 at 7:20 am

    What an interesting combination! I love the color outcome, it’s very pretty. Also, I cant resist anything coconut based, especially in the summer.. yum!

    xoxo Mollie

  • Reply Eden Passante June 22, 2016 at 10:57 am

    What a cool flavor idea! Definitely need to try this!!

  • Reply Kari June 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    That color is so shocking! I love it!

  • Reply Courtney | fork to belly June 22, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I LOVE THIS. I absolutely adore black sesame but now you’ve got me so curious about trying it with strawberry – black sesame & strawberry ice cream perhaps??? PS have fun in Mexico!!!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 23, 2016 at 6:51 am

      It’s oddly enough SUCH a good combo. They both compliment each other so well. Thanks girlfriend! 🙂

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full June 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve never tried tahini with fruit before but now I’m super intrigued! Also – the color of these pops – so striking! Very unique 🙂

  • Reply Leslie R. June 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    These look great as always! I pretty much include a recipe from you every week in my Friday Roundup on my blog 🙂 Keep it up!


  • Reply Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen June 23, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    OMG 1. I’m obsessed with these popsicles – they are gorgeous and everything I want to eat right now, and 2. I have a coconut black sesame strawberry swirl ice cream coming up soon! I kid you not. Flavor twins. <3 <3 <3

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  • Reply Lauren June 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Which Asian grocery? If you don’t mind sharing? I live in LA and I know we get our sour cherries from the same place! 😉

  • Reply google mail July 20, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I love you, love your blog, and love this giveaway! As cliche as it sounds, I’d have to go with pumpkin pie! For some reason we never ever have pumpkin unless its in the fall. I miss it!

  • Reply August 3, 2016 at 2:20 am

    I love your Black Sesame Coconut Popsicles

  • Reply Pokemon GO August 12, 2016 at 9:22 pm

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  • Reply Hotmail sign in August 21, 2016 at 3:22 am

    WOW crushed up freeze-dried strawberries on these and wasn’t really sure how they were gonna taste but MAN OH MAN SO GOOD.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      RIGHT? They’re so unexpectedly good. So glad you love them, too!

  • Reply list of emoticons September 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you very much! Your blog is always full of great idea. They are really helpful

  • Reply Sam March 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm

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  • Reply Rony October 5, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Desserts look delicious i love to try this. Thanks for sharing .

  • Reply Jhon Simth November 29, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Amazingly done you know I love your style to make tasty food and desserts.

  • Reply Alka March 19, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Such a lovely recipe, I am sure it tasted lovely!

  • Reply Elizabeth April 3, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Wait, is this sweetened condensed milk, or a savory popsicle? Intrigued, yet perplexed! Beautiful photos. Curious to learn more 🙂

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme April 4, 2018 at 8:03 am

      Yes, this is sweetened condensed milk 🙂 It’s a sweet popsicle but not too sweet.

      • Reply Elizabeth April 19, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        Ok, cool, thanks! Man, you have so many interesting recipes on here, I think I need to throw a dinner party (or maybe a dessert party!) so I have an excuse to try a bunch of them out 🙂

  • Reply Devayani April 13, 2018 at 2:49 am

    This looks amazing!!! Will certainly be trying this out this week! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Reply Carros Usados September 6, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Adrianna, I will try to cook it! Thank you, really nice article.

    Alex C

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