Any tricks for stirring rock hard Tahini?

I have a new jar of Tahini. Great news, except now I have to stir it. I'm not exactly weak, however blending the oil layer with the stiff Tahini paste is a pain. Anyone have any tips for making this chore easier? Thank you!

  • Posted by: TH
  • October 4, 2013


Crabby G. March 7, 2019
Unless you want to stir it all day, scrape the whole can into a bowl and mix it with your electric hand mixer. It will make it creamy smooth.
Salma December 1, 2019
I know this started as an old post. I needed help and looked it up. Couldn’t fit my immersion blender in the jar. So I tried using my hand held mixer with only on rotary and it worked like a charm!
Sam1148 October 4, 2013
If the jar is the same lid size as a peanut butter jar use this:

Another tip is when you first buy it store it upside down a while...and flip it every time you see it. It'll mix on its own after a week or so.
Greenstuff October 4, 2013
Check out the same question here
PazzoNico October 4, 2013
Or maybe dip the jar in some warm/hot water to loosen it up.
PazzoNico October 4, 2013
No tricks; a butter knife and elbow grease (and patience).

The only other thing I can think of is to scoop the whole thing out into a food processor and let it rip.
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