Recipe by E-Eva
This is a Middle Eastern drink that I discovered on my trip to Israel. After a quick search on the internet, I discovered that everyone said that Sachlab could only be made with a store-bought mix. I refused to believe that....so I made my own recipe. And y'know what?? It's GREAT! I'd say it's about 93% authentic...I'll have to keep tweaking it to get it 100% right. DO NOT omit the orange flower water...this is really an essential flavor. You can purchase orange flower water (Mazaar) from any middle eastern grocery store. Enjoy!
Top Review by aussieduckie
Love this!! I'm living in Israel at the moment (from down under), and I was PUMPED to find this recipe! I agree that it tastes the same and is so easy! I made it for my friends in Aus and they loved it and it is SO easy. I've never tried a packet mix and I never will. I also love how thick you can make this mixture. I use rosewater instead, and one time all I had was strawberry essence which was actually also a hit! Like hot strawberry mousse/pudding!! Thanks so much for posting!
- 2 cups skim milk
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 teaspoons water
- 5 teaspoons sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (1 g) packet artificial sweetener (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons orange flower water (aka. mazaar)
- 2 tablespoons crushed almonds
- 2 tablespoons crushed pistachios
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons raisins
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat the milk and vanilla extract in a pot on the stove. As milk heats, whisk in the corn starch and make sure there are no clumps.
- Add in sugar and orange flower water (mazaar).
- As the mixture gets hot, it will thicken immensely. This drink is meant to be very thick. Use the water to thin it out a bit, if necessary, but it should really have the consistency of light yoghurt.
- Once the misture is thick and hot, add the package of splenda or sweetner if necessary, stir and then pour it into one large or two small mugs.
- Divide the almonds, pishtachios, coconut, raisins and cinammon between the two mugs. Do not stir.
- You are supposed to stir the drink yourself once it is served.