One Taste

Sharon Louise Crayton’s One Taste is a cross between a meditation manual, a travel guide to the world, and a cookbook.

Andrea Miller30 October 2008

Sharon Louise Crayton’s One Taste is a cross between a meditation manual, a travel guide to the world, and a cookbook. See the the Books in Brief section in the January 2009 issue of Shambhala Sun for more details on this treat of a read. But for now, here is the recipe from One Taste that I personally find the most tempting:

Black Sesame Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (150 g) black sesame seeds
  • 1 3/4 cups (300 ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (225 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 rounded tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (400 ml) heavy cream

Method

  • Roast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, covered, until the pop.
  • Grind sesame seeds with a mortar and pestle or in coffee grinder until powdered.
  • Blend sesame-seed powder, milk, sugar, egg, peanut butter, and vanilla in an electric blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Add heavy cream and blend one more minute.
  • Refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.
  • Churn in an electric ice-cream maker 20-25 minutes or until ice-cream consistency. Freeze until ready to serve.
Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller is the deputy editor of Lion’s Roar magazine. She’s the author of Awakening My Heart: Essays, Articles, and Interviews on the Buddhist Life, as well as the picture book The Day the Buddha Woke Up.