Ice Cream Shop, Coffee Shop
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Mon-Thu: 11:30 - 22:30
Fri,Sat: 11:30 - 23:30
Sun: 11:30 - 22:30
- Outdoor Seating
- Take Out
- Walk-Ins Welcome
5 minute walk from Newtown Train Station
Turkish patisserie specialising in hand churned Turkish ice cream, assorted baklava, Turkish coffee and Turkish delights.
Ice Cream that's a Stretch.. Turkish Ice Cream was first made in the early 1600's in the region of Kahramanmaras in Turkey. It's also known as Dondurma. Two qualities distinguish Dondurma; texture and resistance to melting.
This ice cream is unlike anything you have experienced. The traditional serving is plain ice cream with a sprinkling of powdered pistachio, served with a knife and fork, for it is not easily scooped with a spoon. While it may sound unappetising to eat such a hard, frozen mass it is in fact very smooth and melts like butter as soon as it hits the warmth of the tongue. No need to greedily gulp down a cone of ice cream to prevent a sticky mess of melted syrup down your arm - Maras ice cream sits patiently in its cone, allowing you to leisurely savour each creamy bite.
The Secret to Maras ice cream is the salep - or the dried, powdered root of an orchid that grows in Southern Turkey. Salep is what gives this ice cream its incredible creamy flavour and also these gravity-defying, melt-resistant qualities.
Being born and raised in the Ice Cream city of Maras Nev and Zeynep Bagriyanik decided to bring this unique taste to Australia. After working in various manufacturing plants in Maras Nev had learned many of the secret recipes in making the traditional Turkish Ice Cream. Zeynep had also mastered in making various types of Baklava and Turkish Delights.After arriving in Australia in 2011 to fulfil their dream of bringing these exotic and ancient flavours to Sydney they started their small manufacturing plant in Castle Hill.
While producing the Turkish Ice Cream in retail packs and supplying many gourmet food stores they were also supplying many famous and local restaurants and cafes from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. After many years of hard work they decided to open their first store in Newtown so the general public can taste the most unique ice cream in the World with many traditional and exotic flavours.