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sahlab drink
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5 from 6 votes


A warm Middle Eastern milk pudding drink that is super comforting and often topped with cinnamon and nuts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Arabic
Keyword: Fufus Kitchen, milk drink, milk pudding, sahlab, sahlab drink
Servings: 3 glasses
Author: Heifa


  • 4 cups Milk of choice whole milk tastes best but almond milk works great too for a vegan substitute
  • 4 tbsp Corn starch
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch of cinnamon optional


  • Sprinkle of Spice Tribe Ground cinnamon
  • Crushed Pistachios or Walnuts
  • Coconut Flakes


  • In a pot, add the milk, sugar, and corn starch. Mix together very well until there are no lumps.
  • Place the pot over medium high heat and add the vanilla. Stir this mixture consistently until it starts to boil. This may take up to 15-20 min. Then, stir 2-3 minutes after boiling. It is important not to leave the stovetop or milk can burn easily.
  • Then, ladle the mixture which should be lightly thickened and creamy into the desired glasses. Top off with garnishes and enjoy warm.
  • You can place this in the fridge as well to enjoy cool. It will thicken more and be custard like!