Sahlab Dessert Drink

Sahlab Dessert Drink

Sahlab Dessert Drink 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Sahlab dessert drink is a hot beverage made from milk that is very popular in the Middle East. This traditional dessert drink is my top favourite in winter as it’s sure to warm you up. Sahlab is a smooth milk-like pudding that can be instantly prepared from cornflower and sugar. Garnish it with cinnamon powder and pistachio and enjoy it with a cookie or two.

sahlab milk pudding served with sweet bread


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • cinnamon ground
  • pistachio ground

Notes from Rouba

  • Stir constantly once ingredients are combined to avoid lumps in the milk.
  • You can easily turn this recipe into a delicious sahlab pudding breakfast bowl.


Step 1.
Combine milk, cornflower, sugar, and orange blossom. Whisk over medium heat until milk slightly thickens (approximately 3 minutes).

Step 2.
Serve hot. Garnish with cinnamon powder and pistachios.

Sahlab dessert drink served with croissants

Servings: 1-2 cups

Why you’ll love this winter drink:

  • 1 small pot required
  • Easy to make
  • Comforting winter drink
  • Delicious

Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health