Sahlab Arabic Dessert Drink Recipe (Sa7lab) – The Arab Hot Chocolate

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(Last Updated On: 4th May 2019)

Total Time10 mins
DifficultyBeginner

A deliciously sweet, creamy, hot Arabic beverage you can make at home! This is like the equivalent to a hot chocolate. It tastes great and there are so many possibilities of toppings to add.

Arabic Hot Beverage Recipe Sahlab


Yields4 Servings
Prep Time1 minCook Time9 mins

 4 cups Milk
 3 tbsp Cornstarch or Ground Orchid
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  cup Sugar
 2 ½ tbsp Rose Water
Toppings (Optional)
 Coconut Sprinkles
 Raisins
 Crushed Pistachio Nuts
 Cinnamon

1

Pour milk into a pot and add the cornstarch or ground orchid into it. Bring the milk up to a boiling temperature whilst stirring with a whisk to thicken it. Once the milk is hot, bring the heat down to a medium-high tempreture.

2

Add the vanilla extract, sugar and rose water. Stir until it is dissolved and the milk is warm/hot.

3

Pour it into a glass and add your toppings! We find the most traditional toppings are cinnamon, coconut and pistachio. You can add whatever you like, including grated white or milk chocolate. Enjoy.

CategorySweet

Ingredients

 4 cups Milk
 3 tbsp Cornstarch or Ground Orchid
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  cup Sugar
 2 ½ tbsp Rose Water
Toppings (Optional)
 Coconut Sprinkles
 Raisins
 Crushed Pistachio Nuts
 Cinnamon

Directions

1

Pour milk into a pot and add the cornstarch or ground orchid into it. Bring the milk up to a boiling temperature whilst stirring with a whisk to thicken it. Once the milk is hot, bring the heat down to a medium-high tempreture.

2

Add the vanilla extract, sugar and rose water. Stir until it is dissolved and the milk is warm/hot.

3

Pour it into a glass and add your toppings! We find the most traditional toppings are cinnamon, coconut and pistachio. You can add whatever you like, including grated white or milk chocolate. Enjoy.

Sahlab Arabic Dessert Drink Recipe (Sa7lab) – The Arab Hot Chocolate

Sahlab Arabic Dessert Drink Recipe (Sa7lab) – The Arab Hot Chocolate

Sahlab, also known as Sa7lab, is an hot Arabic beverage, enjoyed all over the world. A creamy, vanilla and rose flavoured delicious drink.
A deliciously sweet, creamy, hot Arabic beverage you can make at home! This is like the equivalent to a hot chocolate. It tastes great and there are so many possibilities of toppings to add.

First, heat a pan up and add milk. Add cornstarch or ground orchid while the milk is still cold. As the milk heats up, stir it, this will make the beverage thick. Add vanilla extract, rose water, and sugar. Turn the heat to medium-high and mix it. Pour the Sahlab into a glass. You can add toppings to your drink. Some traditional toppings are coconut, crushed pistachio, raisins and cinnamon. You can even try adding white or milk chocolate.

This drink is a proper warm treat for you, your family and friends. This sweet vanilla rose drink is a great choice for guests and parties. A deliciously sweet, creamy, hot Arabic beverage you can make at home! This is like the equivalent to a hot chocolate in the Middle East. It tastes great and there are so many possibilities of toppings to add. Including pistachio, raisins, cinnamon, white chocolate and milk chocolate too. A quick simple 3-step recipe.

Last modified: 4th May 2019