Mango Muhallabiah



After the Mango Cream, another creamy dessert using mangoes but with more oriental flavors! I love a good muhallabieh and have even made a chocolate version of it. But if I tell you that this one is the best I have tried, then wouldn’t you believe me? πŸ™‚ You should…


I got this recipe from my cut-outs. But it wasn’t this. The recipe was plain muhallabieh with bites of mangoes and the crunch of pistachios. I gave it my own twist by pulping in the mango. The first time I made it, I wasn’t in a mood to click them, so we just enjoyed the whole batch. I made it again the second time only to click it first, and then enjoy it! πŸ˜‰




If you are doubtful whether the flavors of rose water and orange blossom water gel along with the mango, then I would say “of course”! I feel that mango is such a versatile fruit that gets happily married to any flavor. I have made this several times when we get really sweet mangoes and it has disappeared, with everyone asking for more! This one makes a handy party dessert, that can be served in cute little bowls, with guests raving for them! πŸ™‚


I guess this dessert will rank among some of the best clicks I have taken. Somehow I am struggling with my pictures these days – maybe because I am not shooting as much as I used to, since my schedule is getting tighter by the day. Looking at these, I feel – maybe I can still do it, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚





4.8 from 5 votes

Mango Muhallabiah

Course Dessert
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup mango pulp
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp corn flour whisked with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • Chopped pistachio and chopped mango for garnish


  • Whisk the milk, cream and mango pulp together in a saucepan. Bring it to heat on low flame. .
  • Add sugar and cook til sugar is melted.
  • Whisk in the cornflour slurry into the mixture and whisk till thick.
  • Switch off and add the flavors.
  • Allow to cool, before pouring into serving bowls.
  • Cool them in the refrigerator till set or the time to serve.
  • Serve with a sprinkling of pistachios and chopped mangoes.

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  1. Awesome clicks Rafee πŸ™‚ U making me crave for some dessert now !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Chitra… πŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    :-O LOVE! must try this one! I love mango in fast breaking dishes during Ramadan

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Hannah…

  3. What country is a muhallabieh from? Looking at the recipe this looks like what the Lebanese call sahlab. Oh do we love sahlab. And we love mangoes so definitely will try this inshaAllah.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Muhallabiah is from Lebanon too… Sahlad is a drink with similar flavors made with sahlap extract, but since sahlap is very rare, it is substituted by corn flour… This is a thicker version and more like a pudding… Thank you so much Jameela…

  4. 5 stars
    Wow, loving the exotic twist on this traditional dessert. My in-laws (Algerian) make it with cinnamon & pistachio. Equally yum!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much dear…

  5. 4 stars
    Mango is my favourite fruit. This looks so delicious and refreshing. I’m surprised it takes 1 hour to make or does that include cooling off time?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, making it is really simple, but it tastes best cold, so 1 hour is with the cooling time… Thank you so much Jamila…

  6. Salma Mehajabeen says:

    Mangoes are my favourite and this particular dessert is my favourite and the pics are making me tempted to try them even when mangoes aren’t at home right now

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Salma…

  7. this looks fantastic rafee! and i too m struggling with the pics! getting busier day by day……..i feel i finish cooking fast………but the pics take forever!lol

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… I totally agree to you! I seem to be running on my drafts these days, and sometimes wish I have patience to click this way… Thanks a lot Farah…

  8. 5 stars
    Oh I just adore mangoes. Have saved this one to give it a try, might be ideal during Ramadan

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      This is perfect for Ramadan… Thank you so much Fozia…

  9. I love mangoes and mango flavored desserts, so I will have to try this recipe out one day! I never would have thought to add corn flour in a dessert, how interesting! Xo

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sumaira… a lot of Arab desserts are thickened by corn flour…

  10. This looks really nice! I am usually not a big mango fan but I like mango in my milkshakes or treats like this- I might just try it out for Ramadan! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Surprised to see a mango non-fan! Hehe… thank you so much Hafsa, it is quite apt for Ramadan…

  11. Adipoli pic Rafee.. I am going to try it very soon … but right now I wish I could just grab it off the screen… so tempted right now

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  12. 5 stars
    Wow looks so yummy 😍 Can’t wait to try it out once mangoes will be available here like in a good form .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Yousra…

  13. This is Interesting Mango recipe.. I love this combo too

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Veena…

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