Grießbrei (German Semolina Pudding)

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a typical German dessert that I ate very often as a child. It is made from semolina and quite similar to pudding, only grainier. It is often eaten plain or with some cinnamon-sugar sprinkled on top. Another popular way of eating it is topped with berry compote. I hope youll enjoy this as much as we do! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 350 ml milk (low-fat is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (splenda is fine as well, can use more)
  • 40 g semolina (I use whole spelt semolina)


  1. In a saucepan mix milk, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Bring milk to a boil being careful not to burn it. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Using a wire whisk stir in semolina and simmer for 5 minutes until semolina has thickened lightly.
  4. Remove from heat, fill into serving bowls and allow to chill until completely set. You can also eat this lukewarm, when it is still creamy.
  5. Serve with compote of your choice, cream or cinnamon-sugar.
Most Helpful

This is a good basic recipe. Try not to use sugar to save on the calories, instead, add an eggyolk at the end of cooking and whisk under a beaten egg white. Cheers - Biena

Hannelore Biena B. June 20, 2014

I was expecting this to be good-but in fact it was fantastic! I used semolina flour and not the coarser version of semolina. Semolina flour's consistency is very similar to Cream of Wheat/farina and luckily it worked out perfectly for this recipe. I may have added more semolina than the recipe called for but we like our hot cereal on the thicker side. The pudding was eaten hot and we added a sprinkle of brown sugar to the top; raisins in mine and dried cranberries in Tasty's serving. A small dot of butter was placed on top finished with a light sprinkle of cinnamon. Made for Veg Tag/March. Highly recommend!

COOKGIRl March 11, 2013

LOVELOVELOVE!! I make a drink of milk, sugar & vanilla! This was so yummy! I doubled it for the 4 of us & we all wanted more, lol. I topped mine with minced crystallized ginger & a splash of cream. It was dreamy. Made for Veggie Swap 2/13.

Elmotoo February 22, 2013