A tasty drink to warm up your winter evenings! Sahlab was a popular beverage in the lands of the Ottoman Empire. Its consumption spread beyond there to England and Germany before the rise of coffee and tea and it was later offered as an alternative beverage in coffee houses. Check out this Middle East recipe of sahlab that will your heart away!

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1. Add water, sweetened condensed milk, mastic, mahlab and corn flour to a large saucepan.

2. Bring to boil then simmer for 7-10 minutes while stirring continuously.

3. Remove from heat, add rosewater then pour mixture into serving cups.

4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve hot.

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Main ingredients:
Recipe Ingredients 1: 
4 cups of water
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon mastic, grounded
1/4 teaspoon of mahlab, grounded
3 tablespoons corn flour
3 tablespoons rose water
1 teaspoon of cinnamon, grounded
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Serving Size: 
1 cup
Calories (kcal): 
Saturated Fat (g): 
5.6 g
Cholesterol (mg): 
34.2 mg
Sodium (mg): 
122.4 mg
Dietary Fiber (g) : 
0.1 g
Sugars (g) : 
0.3 g
Protein (g): 
8 g
Total Fat (g): 
9 g
Total Carbohydrate (g): 
19 g