Mahalabia is a popular Middle Eastern dessert known as muhallabia or mahalabiya.
It is a creamy, milk-based dessert typically flavoured with rosewater, orange blossom water, or vanilla, thickened with rice flour. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle, delicate flavour make it a popular choice for dessert lovers. Mahalabia is also commonly served during special occasions such as Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.
We have a simple recipe that will guide you on how to make Mahalabia at home. Our Mahalabia recipe is easy to follow and needs a few ingredients like Nestlé MILKMAID, milk, rice flour and vanilla essence. Just follow the Mahalabia recipe steps to enjoy a rich, creamy dessert with your loved ones.
The dessert is typically served chilled and garnished with various toppings such as chopped nuts, dried fruits, and honey.
Serving suggestion: You can add rose jam also for garnishing.
1. Is Mahalabia gluten-free?
Our Mahalabia recipe, is as the ingredients include rice flour instead of cornstarch as a thickening agent.
Yes, Mahalabia can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge to relish later.
Mahalabia can last for up to 3-4 days in the fridge, if stored in an airtight container.
Common garnishes for Mahalabia include chopped nuts such as pistachios or almonds, dried fruits such as dates or raisins, and a drizzle of honey.
Mahalabia is typically served chilled, but it can also be served warm.