A warming drink with a nutty wholesome flavour, made using qasab (pearl millet) flour, sahlab is beloved of Libyan families during winter and as a Ramadan dessert. It can be made with milk or water, and is often sweetened with sugar or dates and seasoned with cinnamon or crushed nuts.
  • Mix 1 heaped tablespoon of sahlab powder per cup of cold water or milk (if you don't start cold, it becomes very lumpy!)
  • Heat on a low flame and bring to simmer
  • Add sugar to your liking (we recommend a teaspoon per cup) and whisk well to prevent lumps


  • When thickened, pour and serve with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon or Busla Spice, mixed nuts, or your topping of choice!
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