Mahalabia (Egyptian Milk Pudding)


Mahalabia is a popular dessert in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. This rich version features both milk and heavy cream.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch, or more as needed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Combine milk, cream, sugar, vanilla sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan and whisk until well combined. Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Pour pudding into 4 dessert bowls and allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 more hour. Sprinkle with cinnamon to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
24g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 229mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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