Turkish Salep Recipe

A cup of Turkish salep garnished with cinnamon powder photographed on a wooden background. Accompanied by red heart shaped ornaments, a box full of cookies, cinnamon sticks and orange chips.

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A creamy hot Turkish drink with an amazing flavor that is wonderfully soothing.




  1. Put the milk in a pot and bring it to boil.
  2. Once it boils, bring the heat to medium low and let it simmer.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk salep powder and sugar. Add in 2- 3 tablespoons hot milk (from the pot) and thin the mixture with it. Gradually add the salep mixture in the simmering milk. Keep stirring until it thickens for about 15 minutes.
  4. Taste and adjust its sweetness. You can add extra sugar if you like it sweeter.
  5. Serve in coffee cups or mugs sprinkled with cinnamon powder.
  6. You can put the leftover in a bottle or jar and keep it in refrigerator for 2-3 days. When you crave for salep again, you can re-heat some.

Keywords: salep, hot drink, Turkish drink