Mahalabia Recipe
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Mahalabia Recipe Easy Lebanese Dessert Recipe

Here is a very easy mahalabia recipe that you can easily make at home using very few ingredients. This tasty Lebanese dessert recipe is a traditional delicacy that is loved by many in the Arab world. You can make this as often as you like and your kids will love it!

Mahalabia Recipe Easy Lebanese Dessert Recipe

To make the mahalabia, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of milk powder
  • 1/2 cup of cornflour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water
  • 6 cups of water

Mix all of the ingredients above except the rose water and strain it into a pot remove any lumps from the mixture. Put it on high heat and stir it continuously without stopping.

Once the mixture begins to thicken, add in the rose water and stir it once more, remove it from the heat and pour it into little bowls.

Sugar Syrup

Use the following ingredients to make the sugar syrup:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of rose water

Mix the sugar, lemon juice, and the water into a pot and set it over high heat, stir until the sugar melts. Lower the heat and continue stirring the mixture until it begins to thicken. Add in the rose water and remove it from the heat.

Let the syrup cool before pouring it into a clean dry bottle.


For garnishing, you can use any or all of the following nuts:

  • Ground pistachio nuts
  • Almonds
  • Raisins

Make sure to let the mahalabia cool completely before garnishing it and putting it into the fridge. Serve with fresh strawberries alongwith the sugar syrup.


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Mahalabia Recipe Easy Lebanese Dessert Recipe


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