• 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup black sesame seeds/black sesame seed powder
  • 8 cups water
  • ¾ cups sugar


  1. Soak the rice in cold water for at least an hour.
  2. Drain the rice and add to a blender, with 4 cups of water. Blend the rice until it’s like the texture of sand.
  3. Add black sesame powder to the mixture and blend until fully mixed.
  4. In a large saucepan, pour mixture, then add the remaining 4 cups of water and the sugar. Start out with ½ cup of sugar and gradually add more towards the end if you want it sweeter.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, turn the head down to low and cook until mixture thickens, stirring constantly (5 to 10 minutes).