Mhalbi Pudding with White Chocolate, Cinnamon and Cardamom

Preparation time : 5 minutes / Cooking Time : About 8 minutes

Yield : 6 servings

Recipe created by Josée Robitaille

  • 1

    In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat 750 mL (3 cups) of the milk, cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom over high heat until steaming. Add the sugar and bring to a boil.

  • 2

    In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with 125 mL (1/2 cup) of milk. Add to the saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil. Continue cooking over low heat, whisking constantly until thickened. Take the saucepan off the heat, add the chocolate chips and mix until melted.

  • 3

    Divide among 6 bowls with a capacity of 175 to 250 mL (3/4 to 1 cup) and let cool. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. To serve, if desired, garnish with pistachios and rose petals.

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Mhalbi Pudding with White Chocolate, Cinnamon and Cardamom


  • 750 mL (3 cups) milk
  • 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) vanilla extract
  • Seeds of 6 cardamom capsules, crushed (the equivalent of 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) of ground cardamom)
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) sugar
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) cornstarch
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) milk
  • 80 mL (1/3 cup) white chocolate chips
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) unsalted pistachios, crushed (optional)
  • A few dehydrated rose petals (optional)