YeGebs Atmit (Ethiopian Barley Cream Drink) Recipe 

Atmit is an excellent, nutritious beverage that resembles a thin, filling porridge. There are several variations of Atmit depending on the core ingredients used to make it. This recipe features Gebs (barley). 

Ingredients Required to Make YeGebs Atmit

  • 1 cup atmit duket
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup milk (optional)
  • ⅓ cup kibe (clarified butter, optional)

How to Make YeGebs Atmit (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. In a medium pot, whisk the atmit duket into the water until a smooth mixture is formed.
  2. Place the pot over low heat and stir in the honey. Cook the mixture until it reaches a thickness similar to that of a smoothie. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add the optional milk and mix again.
  3. If using, stir in the kibe (clarified butter) and continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for an additional 5 minutes. This step is to warm through and combine the flavors.
  4. Once the atmit duket porridge is heated through and the flavors are well incorporated, you can adjust the consistency by adding more water or milk if desired.
  5. Serve the Ethiopian atmit duket porridge immediately, either on its own or with additional toppings if desired.

Equipment Recommendations to Make YeGebs Atmit

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YeGebs Atmit Recipe

YeGebs Atmit (Ethiopian Barley Cream Drink) Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Sara Seife Course: Snacks, DrinksCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

servings

Atmit is an excellent, nutritious beverage that resembles a thin, filling porridge. There are several variations of Atmit depending on the core ingredients used to make it. This recipe features Gebs (barley).

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup atmit duket

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ cup milk (optional)

  • cup Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter, optional)

Directions

  • In a medium pot, whisk the atmit duket into the water until a smooth mixture is formed.
  • Place the pot over low heat and stir in the honey. Cook the mixture until it reaches a thickness similar to that of a smoothie. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add the optional milk and mix again.
  • If using, stir in the kibe (clarified butter) and continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for an additional 5 minutes. This step is to warm through and combine the flavors.
  • Once the atmit duket porridge is heated through and the flavors are well incorporated, you can adjust the consistency by adding more water or milk if desired.
  • Serve the Ethiopian atmit duket porridge immediately, either on its own or with additional toppings if desired.

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Sara Seife
Sara Seife

Sara is a blogger, nutritionist, and recipe engineer who loves to create and share Ethiopian food recipes and guides. She is the Chief Editor of The Ethiopian Food, an online platform that aims to help people all over the world learn about and enjoy Ethiopian cuisine. Sara is passionate about sharing her love of Ethiopian food and culture with others, and she hopes that her recipes and guides will help people to create delicious and authentic Ethiopian meals at home.

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