Turkish Milk Pudding

Turkish milk pudding has a rich and creamy vanilla flavor and requires just a few ingredients and a few minutes to make. 

milk pudding

Sixth grade was one of my favorite years growing up. There was so much going on. Overnight science camp, graduation, and our country fair. Since my best friend’s parents were from Japan, I had to do my report on Japan. We served Japanese food and wore and displayed authentic Japanese articles.

My favorite part of the fair was sampling all of the food from the different countries. My love of food started from this small fair. In California, you get a lot of people from different countries. They make some incredible authentic food.

So “X” amount of years later (remember, we don’t count years anymore), I now have my own daughter doing her own fair. She picked Turkey. Not the easy Japan route where Mom has an entire box of artifacts. No, Turkey.

milk pudding

We had to serve a food from the country (which equates to the PARENT has to make and serve a food from the country).

We chose this simple turkish milk pudding, or muhallebi. Why are we featuring it at Valentine’s Day? It’s the perfect romantic dish. Garnish it with some cinnamon and fresh fruit and you have a romantic dessert night treat.

And I now love the country of Turkey. They make some fantastic pudding!

milk pudding

Turkish Milk Pudding


  • 4-5 tbsp flour
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla or 2 vanilla beans, scraped
  • Cinnamon and fresh fruit for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan set to medium heat, place the butter to melt. Whisk in the flour and saute for 2-3 minutes. The butter will begin to deepen in color.
  2. Stir in the milk and sugar and continue cooking and stirring until thickened. Turn heat to low and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and pour into serving bowls. Garnish with cinnamon and fresh fruit if desired.

This week you will want to check out our Instagram account because we are featuring some fun photos of our favorite loves. You won’t want to miss it!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. I’ve read about milk pudding in books, but never knew what it was exactly, or how it was made, so thank you! Pinning and would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


Leave a Reply