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January 31st, 2019

Sahlab (Salep) is a white flour like powder made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis (including species Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris). These tubers contain a nutritious, starchy polysaccharide called glucomannan. Salep is used as the basis of a drink and as a thickener in Syrian ice cream and Turkish ice cream.

Sahlab drink is made using salep powder, milk, sugar, orange blossom water, and cinnamon. It is a popular winter drink in middle east and Turkey.

Let’s make Sahlab: