Black Sesame Ice Cream

I hid the black sesame ice cream so well that I forgot about it. But on a seriously hot day I combined it with all the other ice creams in my freezer and made the most divine milkshake.

Apple Tarte Tatin With Black Sesame Ice Cream
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For some people, and most companies, financial year end is a one day saga. But for me it is like a play with numerous acts. Before I can do anything I need to close off my company books. This never happens on the last day of the month as the bank doesn’t play ball. I have to wait for the monthly bank fees to be charged before I can print the statement. And that means waiting until the first working day of the month. Financial year end is a bit tricky as my VAT payment overlaps the old year and the new one. So I have to print interim reports so that the auditor knows what is going on. This year I managed to get nil balances on my credit cards so that is one less complication down the road. Next in line is the rental property.

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Another waiting game while the bank sorts out the bond statement. And lots of capturing on that side as I only do the account bi-yearly. I also have to wait for municipal accounts and the rental payment. The City Of Cape Town is very good at getting their accounts sent out by the 2nd. Once I have worked out what is what for our property I pay attention to my personal tax. This feels like a paper collection and writing session. Everything for the auditor needs to be printed out. And explanations written about our accounts. This year my year end took an entire week. I collected everything I needed, printed out a tree of papers and made copious notes. Mostly because my auditor will not get to my envelope for another 11 months, and by that time I will have forgotten what was going on.

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Black Sesame Ice Cream

You might need to make your own black sesame paste to make this recipe
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch ice cream
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime



  • Place the cream into a stand mixer bowl and whisk to soft peaks
  • Place the egg yolks and sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk until ribbon stage
  • Place the milk and sesame paste into a small sauce pan and heat over a low to medium temperature
  • Stir occasionally and when the milk reaches 60° Celsius pour into the bowl with the eggs
  • Whisk while you are doing so and when combined, pour into the cream
  • Whisk to combine then cover and place into the fridge overnight
  • The following morning whisk the ingredients to make sure they are combined
  • Then pour into an ice cream churner and churn as per the manufacturers' instructions
  • Pour into a lidded freezer proof container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving
  • Remove from the freezer to defrost a little before using
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Do you do a financial year end for yourself and/or a company?

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8 thoughts on “Black Sesame Ice Cream

  1. never heard of black sesame ice cream, but I wouldn’t mind trying some!

    and year end is never fun for business owners. and I’m surprised it takes your auditor 11 months to look at you material!

  2. I have only ever made ice cream once, Tandy, and it wasn’t a huge success so I haven’t tried again. I don’t know any companies who only take one day for year end. I would say a week is about normal for a small company. The big ones can take months.

  3. Well this sounds very interesting ice cream. Must have a slightly nutty taste? So April is tax time? We do ours from july to October.

    1. It is very similar to tahini in a way. Most companies close off their books at the end of February, but you can choose June as your financial year end. Personal tax is done twice a year.

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