Beverage Recipes

Haleeb Mowz – (Banana Milk)


This drink is served at Yemeni juice stands.


1/2 cup – 1 cup dry milk

1/2 liter water

3 bananas, cut up into big chunks

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup ice cubes, optional


Blend all ingredients in a blender until thoroughly mixed.




Haleeb Laymun (Lemon Milk)

This drink is served at Yemeni juice stands.

Follow the directions for haleeb mowz above except substitute lemons for the bananas. If you are using middle eastern lemons (diameter is about the size of a quarter, use about 3. If you are using bigger American style lemons, use about 1/2 lemon.). Cut up into small pieces (keep the peel on) and add to blender mixture.


Haleeb (Milk)



This drink is served at Yemeni and Egyptian juice stands.

Makes 1 cup


3 tablespoons dry milk

1 cup water

pinch cinnamon

sugar (to taste)


Mix milk and water to make 1 cup of milk

Add a pinch of cinnamon and sugar to taste. Stir. Can be served hot or cold.


Regular milk may be used in place of the dry milk and water.


Date (tamr) Milk


6-7 moist, pitted dates

1/2 dry powdered milk


sugar to taste

Blend all ingredients in blender until dates are thoroughly blended.

Alternative Method:

Stew dates on the stove in a little sugar and water. When mixture becomes like a syrupy paste, mix with milk.

Serve warm or cold.