The winter season is ideal for cozying up with a hot drink and these popular Arab beverages will do just the trick.
6 winter drinks to try this season
This Middle Eastern sweet milk drink will warm you up during the cold winter nights. It is a mix of sahlab powder, sugar and milk. You can add your favorite nuts for extra flavor.
This traditional Yemeni hot drink is made of spiced coffee husks, ginger and sometimes cinnamon.
Milk with cardamom
Haleeb Ma’ Hal, or milk with cardamom in English, is easy to make and is famous across the region. Pour milk, sugar and cardamom in a pan and simmer for five minutes until it boils.
Not only is this flavorful drink delicious, but it is also believed to help ease the symptoms of a common cold — if you’re a believer in traditional remedies. You will only need saffron, milk and sugar. You can decorate your cup by adding dry fruits.
This sweet option, known as belila in Egypt, is made of pearl wheat, milk and sugar. You can also top it off with your choice of nuts.
Karawiya is made with caraway powder, cinnamon powder and hot water. It is usually garnished with almonds, walnuts or pistachios.