How To Make Mouhallabieh – A Delicious Lebanese Dessert

The following recipe is a delicious Lebanese dessert guest posted by Océane. She is a law school graduate, copy writer, content creator, and fantastic at-home chef . Thank you Océane for your awesome contribution to the Sincere Mommy website. Now let’s move on to the recipe!

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An Introduction

Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post!

I am delighted to welcome you to my little space on the internet and to invite you to my home through my kitchen.

I didn’t start taking cooking seriously until very recently – nor did I ever think I’d be taking the time to share my recipes and tricks with people just like you online, but it’s been a great experience so far.

I’m so thankful for every single person who tests and enjoys my recipes; you have no idea how much you encourage me to keep pottering around in my little kitchen and not to give up – even if it is difficult at times to manage it all as well as normal life.

Well! I think I’ve said enough already!

A Delicious Lebanese Dessert

Today, I want to share one of my favourite recipes with you. A recipe called “Mouhallabieh” and it’s a Lebanese dessert. It’s super quick and easy to put together, and pretty much guaranteed to be a hit for whoever it is you’re preparing it for.

This recipe is essentially a milk-based custard, flavored with orange blossom water, it’s the perfect dessert to prepare for when you don’t want to spend hours baking, or when you don’t want to prepare something overly rich.

lebanese dessert

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 300ml milk
  • 200ml liquid full-fat cream
  • 60g of cornstarch 
  • 60g of normal sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of orange blossom water 
  • Crushed pistachios, to decorate 


1. Pour the milk & cream into a saucepan and stir over medium heat.

2. Add the sugar and the cornstarch and continue to stir.

3. Add the orange blossom water.

4. Continue to stir the liquid until the mixture thickens, then pour into glasses.

5. Allow the mixture to cool in the fridge 2-4h.

6. Take out and garnish with crushed pistachios.

That’s it for this Lebanese dessert!

You see? There is nothing simpler!

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17 thoughts on “How To Make Mouhallabieh – A Delicious Lebanese Dessert”

  1. Thank you for reading! I have read that in custard recipes you can substitute the orange blossom water for a bit of orange juice instead. Let me know if you find a better substitute! I hope you do get a chance to try miss Oceane’s recipe!

  2. I have never heard of anything quite like Mouhallabieh before, but I will admit that I’m not familiar at all with Lebanese foods. It sounds really interesting, especially if someone is a fan of custard-style desserts. I think I’m going to have to make this just so that I can give it a try!

    1. Yes it is so decadent and creamy! I just recently tried it and I absolutely loved it! Definitely different, but so good if you love custard. I hope you get a chance to try it!

  3. Gorjan Spirkoski

    My girlfriend suggested that we try your dessert, and boy, boy, I’m glad I didn’t hesitate. It was probably one of the best desserts I’ve tried, and I highly recommend it to anyone!

    1. I am really glad you got a chance to try it and loved it! It really is amazing! Thanks for giving this recipe a chance!

    1. It truly is a tasty recipe that I think you would definitely enjoy. I just had a chance to make it and my whole family is in love with this dish! Please give it a chance soon!

  4. Hi Shyla,
    Great recipe and lovely dessert too. I have lived in Lebanon for a year and I can tell u that this is a hot favorite. In India too, we have a similar dessert that is made in the exact same way.
    Thank u for this inspiration.

    1. Thank you for reading this post! I had never heard of it before my guest poster Oceane wrote about it. I am so glad I got a chance to try it and I realize many people really enjoy this dish as well!

  5. I’ve never heard of this dessert before and it sounds really different to anything I’ve tried before! It sounds easy to make too. I wonder if it would work with plant-based milk and cream too, as I try to avoid dairy?

    1. I am sure you could substitute it! It may have a slightly different consistency, but there are many non-dairy alternatives out there to substitute milk and cream.

  6. I would really love to try this in a pre-baked graham cracker pie crust! That is such a good idea. That would be almost like a pudding pie or banana cream pie. Definitely give it a try and let me know how you like it!

  7. The orange blossom water used in this recipe is so delicious and makes this recipe really pop. I do hope you get a chance to try this because it is just so fantastic. I now have a new favorite! Thanks for reading Michael!

    1. Yes I am sure you would have no trouble with this recipe and you definitely would love it! I hope you do give it a try!

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