Stretchy Turkish Ice Cream Recipe: This 3-Ingredient Ice Cream Won't Melt in the Hot Sun by 30Seconds Food

Stretchy Turkish Ice Cream Recipe: This 3-Ingredient Ice Cream Won't Melt in the Hot Sun

Stretchy ice cream? Why not? Turkish ice cream is stretchy because it's made with salep. Salep is a is a type of powdered orchid bulb. Salep also makes the ice cream resistant to melting.

You won't need an ice cream maker for this easy Turkish ice cream recipe. We bet the family will love exploring a different culture through food!

Cuisine: Turkish
Prep Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours and 20 minutes
Servings: 6


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put all the ingredients into a saucepot. Whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat, whisking, until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until it thickens, about 15 to 20 minutes. 
  3. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and let it cool completely. Cover and put it into the freeze. Freeze for 30 minutes. 
  4. Remove and stir with a fork for about 3 minutes. Put it back into the freezer. Repeat this about five or six times, every 30 minutes, until it gets stretchy and hard to stir. Once this happens, let it continue to freeze undisturbed for at least 5 hours.
  5. Remove from the freeze about 15 minutes before serving.

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Salep $10 & Up
Loaf Pans $8 & Up

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Donna John
So interesting!! Love trying recipes from different cultures.
Elisa Schmitz
I'm with you, Donna John . It's a great way to "take a trip" without leaving your home!
That’s so crazy but crazy good! 😋
Hershey Rosen
Thanks for sharing!
Elisa Schmitz
Hope you enjoy it, let us know if you try it!

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