Almost Turkish Recipes

Milky Semolina Dessert with Cocoa Powder (Sütlü Kakaolu İrmik Tatlısı)

Although the traditional milky semolina dessert is on the heavy side with butter and eggs, the contemporary take on the traditional recipe is much lighter, excluding both butter and eggs. The recipe for the milky semolina dessert remains almost the same, yet the dessert is served in different ways (in casserole dishes, bowls, or glasses), with various sauces (chocolate, raspberry, strawberry, caramel, etc.).

8 small wine glasses
5 cups of milk (whole, 2%, or fat free)
1 cup semolina
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
shredded coconut, ground or crushed walnuts, pistachios, orhazelnuts

-Put milk, semolina, sugar, and vanilla extract in a pot and start cooking on medium until it thickens. Taste it at this point, and if it is not sweet enough for you add more sugar and mix well.
-Pour half of it into glasses or bowls half way through.
-Add cocoa powder to the remaining mix in the pot and stir well.
-Add the cocoa semolina on top of glasses and bowls.
-Sprinkle coconut, walnut, pistachio, or hazelnut on top.
-Let them cool down at room temperature and then refrigerate.
-Serve them cold, with a scoop of ice cream on top if you wish.


  1. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Gonna have to look for semolina in my country... maybe a gourmet store... this looks too good not to try :)

  2. I have never had semolina in a sweet dish. Your glasses of dessert look very inviting.

  3. I like the twist you put on the dessert with cocoa.

  4. This looks very appealing. I've never made it. Making it with cocoa powder sounds like an interesting twist.

  5. Hi there! I think I've read every recipe on your site and have made this particular one many times. My son keeps asking for it - every single day! I just put it all in one bowl to set. So yummy!

  6. I've made this several times now and it tastes absolutely delicious!! This recipe will stay with me for a long time! Thank you ever so much for sharing it!

  7. You can use Cream of Wheat for semolina for a low-cost and easy to find alternative. It works really well!