Alouda Dalgona / Mauritian Alouda


Alouda is one of the most popular drink in Mauritius, especially sold at markets and street food stalls. While it is traditionally served plain or with ice-cream, this recipe has some extra cream on top to create this delicious Alouda Dalgona! Click here if you’d like the more traditional Alouda recipe!

alouda dalgona

Servings 2 L
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour


The milk base

  • 1 L full cream milk
  • 300 ml condensed milk
  • 300 ml evaporated milk
  • 350 ml water
  • 3 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence

The toppings

  • 10 g basil seeds or chia seeds
  • 5 g agar agar or gelatine
  • 400 ml water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • food colouring of choice

Cream on top

  • 75 ml cream
  • 15 ml syrup flavouring of choice


The milk base

  • Combine all the milk base ingredients together and refrigerate until while you prepare the toppings.
    1 L full cream milk, 300 ml condensed milk, 300 ml evaporated milk, 350 ml water, 3 tbsp rose water, 1 tbsp vanilla essence

Grated jelly

  • In a small pot, bring 280ml of water to boil and add in your sugar, agar agar/gelatine and a few drops of food colouring of your choice.
    5 g agar agar or gelatine, 1 tbsp sugar, food colouring of choice
  • Let simmer until the agar agar has dissolved completely. Then transfer in a small container and refrigerate until the jelly is set.
  • Once the jelly is set, take it out of the container , finely grate it and add it to the milk base.

Basil/Chia seeds

  • Soak the seeds in water for about 15mins or until they double in size. Then add them to the milk base.
    10 g basil seeds or chia seeds

Whipped cream

  • Combine you cream and syrup, and whisk until soft peaks are formed.
    75 ml cream, 15 ml syrup flavouring of choice
  • Pour some Alouda in a cup and top it off with some whipped cream and enjoy!



Best to refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving!
Click here for the classic Alouda recipe!
Cuisine: Mauritian

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