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Sahlab (Middle Eastern milk pudding)

Sahlab is a quick and easy Middle Eastern sweet milk pudding drink. It tastes utterly delicious and will warm you up on a cold winter's day.


Serves: 4

To cook: 5 minutes

Number of ingredients: 7

Difficulty: easy

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy: 1094kJ

  • Protein: 12.4g

  • Total fat: 15.3g

  • Saturated fat: 2.9g

  • Carbohydrate: 17.8g

  • Sugar: 13.8g

  • Fibre: 2g

  • Sodium: 94.4mg


  • 1 litre fat reduced milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon rose water (optional)
  • sprinkle desiccated coconut (optional)


  1. Combine milk, cornstarch, rose water, vanilla and beat with a whisk over medium heat. Bring to boil and keeping stirring until mixture thickens and becomes creamy
  2. Serve in hot mugs with a sprinkle of cinnamon, coconut and nuts to garnish