Cotton Candy Mahalabia

Cotton Candy Mahalabia

Mahalabia or Muhalabia is a popular middle eastern dessert. Mahalabia is the Arabic cousin of Custard or Italian Panna Cotta.
It is essentially a milk dessert which is creamy, rich, and mildly sweet, without being very heavy.
Generally Orange blossom water is added to it to give some flavoring. You can add in Rose water too instead of orange blossom water. But I have experimented with a very wonderful flavor- “COTTON CANDY” by FAB FLAVORS AND FRAGRANCES. And I must say one spoon in your mouth will take you back to your childhood days, when we all loved Cotton Candy!
The soft, feathery, cottony and overly sweet Cotton Candy is every child’s delight!!
You must make this very simple dessert and get those extra brownie points not only from your kids but other family members too.
As far as garnishing this flavorful dessert goes, there are umpteen variations. You can simply garnish with nuts like Crushed pistachios and almonds, or you can top it up with dried Rose petals. Rose syrup too makes a wonderful topping. Slightly dilute it with some water and drizzle over. If you are out of everything, don't worry, a simply garnish with some berries or fruits will suffice.
But I have garnished my Cotton Candy flavored Mahalabia with Chocolate sauce and Jam. Yes, you read it right, it’s Jam which is always a hit with children. I have diluted the Jam a little bit but you may use it without diluting it too. The taste was out of this world!!
Do give it a try to enjoy your childhood.
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Milk - 1 liter
Cream- 250 ml
Corn Flour- 7 tablespoons
Sugar- 3/4th cups
FAB COTTON CANDY Flavor- 4 tablespoon

For Garnishing- Cotton Candy, Chocolate sauce, Jam, Sugar Sprinkles and Pomegranate arils


For making Mahalabia:

From the 1 liter milk take out 1 cup milk.

Add cornflour to it and mix well so that there are no lumps.

In a heavy bottomed pan keep milk and cream for boiling on low heat.

Add in sugar also. Keep stirring.

Add the cornflour+milk mix to the simmering milk.

Stir constantly till the milk thickens and small air bubbles start to appear.

Add in the Fab Cotton Candy flavoring. Mix well.

Switch off the heat.

Divide it into individual serving bowls/cups and let it cool down then place in the fridge covered with cling film to cool for at least 2 hours.

It will thicken when cold.


Take an individual bowl/cup in which you have set your Mahalabia.
Drizzle either Chocolate sauce or diluted Jam over it.
Garnish with Pomegranate arils and Sugar Sprinkles.

Serve Chilled!!


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