Griesbrei German Semolina Pudding


German Semolina Pudding

Semolina Pudding is a German dessert that can be made very simple with just 3 ingredients, semolina, sugar and milk.

But this recipes has a more indulgent touch and a little special something that brings the simple semolina pudding to another level. The velvet, creamy texture of this dessert gives it a festive touch. 

German Semolina Pudding

What is Semolina Pudding called in German?

Grießbrei or Grießpudding

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Semolina Pudding Griesbrei Recipe


Yield: 3-4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Semolina pudding is a very popular dessert in Germany


  • 3 1/3 cups milk
  • ½ cup soft wheat semolina
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp. butter


  1. Add milk and sugar to a sauce pan, mix well and bring to a light simmer.
  2. Gradually add the semolina while stirring.
  3. Bring to a light simmer, cover with a lid, and remove from heat.
  4. Allow to sit for about 5 min.
  5. In the meantime, separate the egg.
  6. Beat the egg white with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
  7. Add the egg yolk to the semolina pudding and mix well until fully incorporated.
  8. Stir in butter and vanilla extract.
  9. Fold in egg white.


You can serve this dessert either warm or chilled.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 539Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 24g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Serving Tip:

Semolina pudding is delicious warm but can also enjoyed chilled.

You can eat the pudding as is, with a cinnamon-sugar mixture or my favorite topping is apple sauce or fruit compote.