This is not the traditional way of making Sahlab, as Sahlab is not available in UAE. As I love cinnamon, I like to intensify its flavor in the drink by boiling the cinnamon stick.
This is a very warming hot drink, perfect for cold winters. Basically its hot cinnamon milk.
If you have Sahlab powder available then replace it with the cornstarch.
You will need:
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Powder milk, 3 to 4 teaspoons per cup
- Corn starch, 1 teaspoon per cup, its a drink so you dont want it too thick
- Sugar, to taste
This amount was made for 3 people. Start by adding the cinnamon sticks to 3 cups water.
Bring to a boil, then let it simmer on low heat for 20 to 25 mins. Until the color is as u see in the photo and the cinnamon sticks are open.
Then add the powder milk, three teaspoons per cup. Add the sugar too and mix it well. Then bring it back to a boil.
Now mix the cornstarch (1 teaspoon per cup) with a little water.
Add the cornstarch mix to the milk and whisk it until it gets thick. Remember this is a drink, so u don’t want it to be too thick.
And that’s it. Serve it with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Happy Cooking, and as we say in Arabic “Sahha Wi Afia”