Today is a good day to get something new and tasty! Ice Cream, what new can be about Ice cream? Oh, there is something you may never heard about!
Ladies and Gentlemen here we go: Maras Turkish Ice Cream AKA Dondurma! New York Ice cream lovers, you think you have tasted it all and know life?
What make it different from other ice creams around the world is its texture and flavor. Turkish Ice Cream has an elastic texture and its lovely flavor comes from salep, which is the powder of orchid bulbs. Although it has the flavor of salep, it is known as plain ice cream –sade dondurma in the country and nonone calls it salep ice cream.
Lets go with a new fantastic flavor recipe of Turkish Dondurma! You do not have an ice-cream making machine? With this ice cream recipe you do not need one!
4 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salep
1 tsp vanilla powder
Combine salep, sugar and vanilla powder in a bowl.
Heat the milk a little and add salep mixture gradually. Make sure that no lumps are left. Stir constantly. It reaches the pudding consistency as it is cooked.
Bring the heat to the lowest and cook for 30-40 minutes.
Let it cool.
Transfer it to a bowl and put in the freezer . Let it sit there for 30 minutes.
Take it out and whisk constantly with a fork for 2-3 minutes. Scrape the ice cyristals you see around the top of the container. Put it back into the freezer.
Repeat this 4-5 times in every 30 minutes. You will see how it stretches when whisking. If you whisk it letting it stretch, it’s better.
Transfer the mixture in an airtight container and freeze for 5 hours.