Israeli winter drink recipe -Sachlab and Malabi

By Alona
Edited by Itai Schimmel

Published November 6, 2022.

Malabi israeli recipe

One simply cannot fully experience the magic and uniqueness of Jaffa port without indulging in a warm and hearty cup of Sachlab, and a cool refreshing sweet Malabi. Exploring the winding alleys of Jaffa with one of these simple yet unique desserts in hand will bring you such joy. We are so exciting that we get to share these recipes and accompanying mixes with you. You can buy the local Israeli ingredients here. Enjoy!


2 heaped spoonful’s “Powder mix for Sachlab”

1 ¼ cups of milk (any milk)

1 spoonful of “Sachlab nut mix”



To start: Mix two heaped spoonful’s of “sachlab powder mix” with half a cup of milk, mix thoroughly until all clumps are gone. Heat up 3/4 cup of milk on a low flame, once hot – pour in the sachlab powder milk mix. Continuously and gently stir until the texture is thick and creamy. Pour into a mug, sprinkle with the schlub nut mix, throw in a cinnamon stick and enjoy!


This is just a continuation of Sachlab. Once the Sachlab is ready, pour the mixture into small desert cups and place them in the fridge for 8 hours. The texture will thicken into a puddling like texture. Once ready, take them out of the fridge and sprinkle the Sachlab nut mix over each cup as an added topping. Enjoy as a dessert eaten with a spoon 😊

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