Turkish Milk Rolls Recipe

Let’s make something sweet and special from Turkey – Turkish Milk Rolls! This recipe is easy and fun. It’s all about mixing milk with a bit of sugar and coconut, then adding a splash of vanilla for a lovely smell. We’ll make it look pretty with some red color and finish with crunchy pistachios on top. These rolls are perfect for sharing with friends or enjoying with your favorite drink. Ready to make a tasty treat that looks as good as it tastes? Let’s start cooking!


  • Milk: 2 cups
  • Sugar: 3 tablespoons
  • Desiccated Coconut: 3 tablespoons
  • Vanilla Extract: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Corn Starch: 2 tablespoons
  • Whipping Cream: 1 cup
  • Red Food Color: As required
  • Pistachios: For garnish
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  1. Prep the Milk Mixture:
    • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 2 cups of milk, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 3 tablespoons of desiccated coconut. Mix these ingredients on medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Thicken the Mixture:
    • Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of corn starch to the saucepan. The corn starch will help thicken the mixture. Stir continuously to avoid any lumps until the mixture thickens slightly. This will take about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add Color:
    • Once the mixture has thickened, add a few drops of red food color. Stir well until the color is evenly distributed. You can adjust the amount of food color to get the desired shade of red.
  4. Cool It Down:
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool down for a bit. Once it’s warm (not hot), add 1 cup of whipping cream to the mixture. Gently fold the whipping cream into the mixture until it’s well combined.
  5. Shape the Rolls:
    • Pour the mixture onto a flat tray or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread it out evenly with a spatula. The thickness of the spread will determine the size of your rolls, so aim for about 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Chill:
    • Place the tray in the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours, or until the mixture is firm enough to roll.
  7. Roll ‘Em Up:
    • Once chilled and firm, cut the set mixture into strips. Roll each strip tightly from one end to the other. If the rolls are not holding their shape, chill them for a bit longer.
  8. Garnish:
    • Crush some pistachios and sprinkle them over the rolls for garnish. The pistachios not only add a lovely contrast of color but also a delightful crunch.
  9. Serve:
    • Your Turkish Milk Rolls are now ready to be served! Enjoy them as a sweet treat at any time of the day. They’re perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.


  • For an extra touch of flavor, you can sprinkle some cinnamon or cardamom powder along with the pistachios.
  • If the rolls are too soft to cut, freeze the mixture for about 30 minutes before cutting and rolling.
  • These rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Enjoy your homemade Turkish Milk Rolls, a sweet treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!