Salep Recipe ( Sahlep Recipe )


Hello dear friends, today we will share a delicious drink recipe for you as a Turkish foods family . Just as we like and consume cold drinks in the summer months, we prefer hot and warming drinks in the winter months. In this article, we will talk about one of these drinks, salep. Salep is one of the indispensable drinks of the winter months. And  Turkish people consume this delicious drink a lot  in the winter months in Turkey.

The reason why it is loved so much is that it has a unique taste. Besides, People make this drink that is a delicious drink with milk. So it has a light and mild flavor. And they consume it together with cinnamon. It is also very simple to do with only a few materials. To make salep, all you have to do is , put milk in a pot and boil it. Then add salep and sugar and mix well. And put it in a cup and serve with cinnamon. The salep in this delicious recipe gives this drink both its aroma and its name.

If you ask what is salep, it is the egg-shaped roots of the orchid plant under the ground. In order to obtain salep, People have to dig these roots first and remove them from under the soil. Then they wash and boil these roots  in water or milk. Put the salep on a rope and left to dry. Then they ground and powder the dried salep . And It is then used to make drinks.

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Salep Recipe ( Sahlep Recipe )

Şerife Şakrak
Delicious and easy drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Turkish Cuisine
Servings 6 person
Calories 188 kcal


  • Cups
  • bowl
  • Pot
  • Spoon
  • Mixer


  • 1 kg milk
  • half of glasses sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salep
  • cinnamon


  • Firstly , put half of glasses sugar and 1 teaspoon salep in a bowl and stir them very well
  • Then , boil the 1 kg milk and add the salep and sugar mixture on the milk little by little
  • Stir constatntly the mixture for about 10 minutes
  • Put the mixture in the cups
  • Decorate them with cinnamon
  • You can serve it


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In addition to all these, Salep is beneficial for many diseases. And people consume it a lot in winters because it is especially good for flu and cough. In addition, as it contains calcium and protein, it strengthens immunity and protects against diseases. Salep is also good for indigestion problem and is one of the number one drinks preferred by dieters because it keeps them full.

When you try salep, which has many more useful ingredients, be sure it will be one of your favorite drinks. You can prepare this recipe for your children with peace of mind. As a Turkish foods family , we definitely recommend you to try this delicious salep recipe we prepared for you. Do not forget to put your thoughts in the comment section after trying.

Bon Appetit!



Şerife Şakrak

Hello friends ! I am şerife . I am 21 years old . I am a university student . My department is translation and interpreting.

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