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Mado Ice Cream

With outlets all over the city, Mado is Istanbul’s (and Turkey’s) favourite ice-cream brand and parlour chain. Its gloopy, almost chewy wares are mixed up the traditional Turkish way, using goat’s milk, sugar and salep, a powder made from ground wild orchid tubers. The latter allegedly possesses aphrodisiacal powers, which perhaps adds to the enormous popularity of Turkish ice-cream. There is an array of more than 80 flavours on offer, including date, pomegranate, fig, carrot, pumpkin and fabulously rich dark chocolate. 

Istiklal Caddesi 121,
Opening Times
most of the time, see website
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