Layali Libnan

READY IN: 10mins


  • Bottom Layer
  • 4
    cups milk
  • 34
    cup farina (or the finer semolina or smeed)
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • mastic, 2 pcs.
  • Cream Layer
  • 8
    ounces whipped cream (extra creamy)
  • 5
    ounces Nestle cream
  • Attar(Syrup)
  • 1 12
    cups water
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • Garnish
  • toasted coconut


  • Make the attar ahead of time.
  • Combine the water and sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil, let boil for about 3 minutes and set aside.
  • Combine the whip cream with the nestle cream, gentle folding in, then once well combined put it back into the refridgerator.
  • Pour 4 cups of milk into a medium pot, add vanilla and sugar. *optional for a more authentic taste add 2 tiny pieces of mastic which can be purchased at any Middle Eastern or Greek store. it will melt inches.
  • Bring to a boil, and add farina very slowly while stirring, so to avoid clumps.
  • Stir while milk and farina cooks, which will take about 5 minutes.
  • Place into small bowls, and let cool.
  • Then spoon about 2-3 heaping tablespoons of whip cream mix onto pudding evenly.
  • Then top will syrup.
  • Then top with toasted coconut.
  • You can enjoy it then or place in the fridge for later.