Turkey's unique and popular Maras ice cream

Originating more than a century ago in the Turkish city of Kahramanmaras, Maras ice cream is a creamy, smooth dessert with an elastic texture and is made in different flavours such as vanilla, red currant, peach and pistachio.

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Maras ice cream being introduced in Canada in this file photo.

Turkish ice cream is unlike any other dessert of its kind anywhere in the world. Known as 'Maras dondurma' its unique ingredients and dense texture come from a recipe dating back hundreds of years.

Maras ice cream is made of milk, sugar, and powder from the tubers of wild orchids.

TRT World's Shamim Chowdhury travelled to the Turkish city of Kahramanmaras, where the delicacy originates from - to try and discover the secret behind it.

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