Mahalabia, also known as muhallebi, is a silky, creamy Middle Eastern dessert comparable to milk pudding. Made with a base of 4 pantry staple ingredients, it’s ready in minutes and is served in small cups for individual portions that are truly crave-worthy.
In a measuring cup, whisk ½ cup milk and the cornstarch until smooth.
In a pot over medium heat, add the remaining milk, heavy cream, cornstarch slurry, and sugar, mixing to combine.
Increase the heat to medium-high, bringing the mixture to a boil and whisking continually.
Once the pudding thickens, remove it from the heat, and stir in the vanilla.
Transfer the mahalabia to individual bowls, and store in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set.