Sahlep Recipe: Make Turkish Sahlep at Home

Sahlep is a great hot milky drink consumed in Turkey in cold winter days to warm up. Its main ingredient is sahlep powder, which is made of from the roots of orchid plant.

If you are looking for preparing a new drink recipe then sahlep recipe is just for you…

How to Make Sahlep

Sahlep is very delicious yet it is indeed very easy to make sahlep at home. It requires a few ingredients and simple steps to make sahlep drink. Here are the ingredients and step-by-step directions to make sahlep at home.

Ingredients: 500 ml milk, 50 gr. sugar, 5 gr orchid powder, 5 gr starch and a pinch of cinnamon for the top.

How to Make Sahlep Video


1- Firstly, put 500 ml milk, 50 gr sugar, 5 gr orchid powder and 5 gr starch in a pot and mix well.

2- When all the ingredients homogenously melted, turn the heater on.

3- Continue to mix for 10 minutes over medium heat.

4- Finally pour the salep into a cup and sprinkle cinnamon on top. And your sahlep is ready to drink.

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