This winter we all need some treats to give us a taste of foreign climes, and what could be better than Israel’s most popular wintertime drink – sachlav.

Made from hot milk, vanilla, cinnamon and coconut, sachlav offers a real flavor of the Middle East.

Find out how to make it in the video above. You can find the full recipe below.


1 liter (4½ cups) milk
4 heaped tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla
Large pinch salt
Top with a sprinkling of cinnamon/chopped walnuts/coconut

1. Mix the cornstarch into the milk when cold.
2. Mix in the sugar
3. Bring up to a light boil, stirring the whole time until frothy and thick, but still pourable (about five minutes total).
4. Pour into the cup and garnish with cinnamon, walnuts and coconut.

Executive Producer – Jonathan Baruch
Producer / Director – Haim Silberstein
Chef – Jessica Halfin
Camera – Ari Amit​