All Benefits Of Famous Turkish Drink- Salep

Salep is made with whole milk that’s sweetened with sugar, thickened with starch,  and flavored with orange blossom water or rosewater , cinnamon and dusting of ground pistachios. It’s sold by street vendors all over Istanbul (and presumably the rest of the country), who keep the beverage hot inside the small aluminum carts they wheel through the city’s streets: order a cup, and the vendor will quickly ladle some salep into a little styrofoam cup, hand it over, and charge you about fifty cents. Salep is smooth, frothy drink.

Salep is unlike any other hot beverage I’ve ever tried: thick and silky, like a watered-down porridge, it’s much more substantial than any steamed milk-based drink and tastes a million times more exotic, the warming spices perfuming each sip


If you have salep drink (in a box) at your home here how you do it:

  1. In a deep sauce pan add cold milk and salep powder into the pan.

2. For each cup add 4 tsp salep (15gr) into cold milk, stir until boil it.

3. Salep should be thickening in a few minutes.

4. Pour the hot drink into the cup.

Do not add sugar, all prepackaged salep drinks contains sugar already. Sprinkle cinnamon on top before serving.

Salep drink has herbal therapeutic effects, it helps to heal cold and coughing.

Nutrition facts per serving – a cup (salep in a pre-packaged boxed; such as Başak salep):
Calories: 111
Total fat (g): 3.33
Carbohydrates (g): 16.5
Protein (g): 3.87
For 100ml Prepared with milk