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Dec 30, 2007 08:40 PM

Turkish ice cream in toronto? [Moved from Canada board]

is there any place near toronto that offer turkish ice cream or dondurma?

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  1. This is the "chewy" ice cream made with salep that Harold McGee described in a NY Times column in August?

    1. I don't know whether Turkish ice cream is the same or similar, but Arz has ice creams that taste strongly of mastic.

      1. Can you clarify what you're looking for here? "Dondurma" is a generic term in Turkish that refers to a number of different styles of frozen dairy and non-dairy desserts. For example, the typical commercially available dondurma you would get on the streets of Istanbul (sold under brands like Good Humor, etc.) are most similar to Italian gelato. But you can also get dondurma with Arab and Persian influences (ices that contain pistachios and rosewater), and frozen yogurts that are derived from kulfi from the Indian Subcontinent, and ones that contain tree sap that makes it gummy, which is similar to ice cream styles from Greece and Armenia.

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        1. re: Juniper

          If you are looking for Persian Ice Cream (made with Zaffron, chunks of cream and pistachio) you can find it at Rose near yonge and steeles. nothing like the stuff from iran.

        2. I'm looking for Salep Dondurma as well. There's a Turkish market and restaurant (see below) that may be of some help to us.
          Bogazici Gida Pazari 815 Bloor St. West (416) 275-4502
          Cafe Istanbul 1440 Bathurst St (416) 656-2985

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