The recipe is about as true to taste as can be though may I suggest, sugar instead of the sweetner, 1 1/2 tablespoons for each cup of milk, and 1/2 tablespoons of rosewater extract in place of the flavoring suggested in the recipe and this will give a more authentic taste. The flavor should have a delicate touch of the rosewater.
Comfort DD toddler liked this too. Something like liquid rice pudding but maybe that sounds bad and this is good. I used plain rice milk to be dairy free, tapioca starch which acts the same as cornstarch to be corn free, white sugar, I didn't find I needed the water, halal vanilla paste in a slightly lesser amount as it is more vanillay, no artificial sweetener but I could have added a bit more sugar to taste. I think 1/2 tsp cinnamon per glass was a bit much. I'm sure this would be good with the crushed pistachios but I only had the almonds and unsweetened coconut (sweetened would have being more tasty) & dark Thompson raisins. I would make this again during winter time. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Game (Jan - June '10)