Sahlab is a warm thick pudding like drink very famous in the Middle East especially during winter time. Sahlab has a very distinct flavor and texture with easy to find ingredients.
Servings: 64 Tablespoons
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup roasted sesame seeds
For flavor use any or all:
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 1 teaspoon mastic gum
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 6 Tablespoons whipping cream powder
- Coconut flakes
- Nuts of choice
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix very well.
Place the mixture in an air-tight jar and label.
To make one cup of Sahlab
In a sauce pan dissolve 2-3 Tablespoons of the sahib mixture with 1 cup of milk. Taste to check if you need more sugar.
Bring to a boil over medium heat until it thickens.
Pour in cups, garnish with nuts and cinnamon if desired.
- Some people like using large sweetened coconut flakes instead so it is your choice.
- Make sure to taste the Sahlab while it is on stove top before it thickens so you can adjust the sugar if you want to add more.
- I like using mastic gum, vanilla and cinnamon powder as this is what I was brought up to. Although not recommended you can skip the mastic gum but if you do so make sure to add other flavors like vanilla or cinnamon.
- You can instead flavor the drink while making it on stove top with vanilla extract, orange blossom water or rose water.
- For a low sugar version: skip adding the powdered sugar and use your preferred sweetener when making the drink itself.
- For a vegan version use vegan milk powder ( like soy, rice, coconut..etc) and use almond milk , macadamia milk or oat milk.
- Sahlab powder can be stored in a cool dry place for as long as your ingredients are good.
Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg