Lebanese Orange Blossom Pudding (Mahalabia)

Adapted from Daliahskitchen.com

Delicious Lebanese Orange blossom pudding (Mahalabia) topped with simple syrup and ground pistachios. This is a popular Middle Eastern dessert. It’s low in fat and sugar (the way I make it) and totally addictive. 


  • 4 cups of milk (I use 1%)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon rose water 
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup crushed pistachios
  • Simple Syrup or Attar


  1. Whisk the cornstarch with a little water, then add it to the milk and bring everything to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Add the sugar, salt and rose water then simmer for a few minutes, until the mixture thickens.
  3. Pour into ramekins and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  4. To serve, sprinkle with crushed, raw pistachios, a drizzle of simple syrup (or Attar) and a light sprinkling of sea salt.