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It's All in the Presentation

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Would you like a floor show with your ice cream? Ayden the treatmonger has some fun with the tourists in Istanbul. -via Arbroath

Yup, after living in Istanbul for a couple of years I've experienced this first hand (not the same place, though) and it's really quite neat (and tasty :-))
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At matt-

Well in every place there are different choices, but from what I see here the two toppings are probably crushed pistachio nuts and crushed peanuts, since those are the most popular ones I've seen.

It might seem a bit strange to put peanuts on ice cream, but it's actually very good, since this isn't ordinary ice cream (it's handmade, very chewy and most importantly - delicious! :-))
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I can agree that Istanbul is an amazing city! Vibrant, colourful, and beautiful when the weather is just right. The bazaars and the parks are really enjoyable as you'll see a lot of these "mongers" plying their trade such as sweet apple tea, ice cream, Turkish coffee, and Turkish delights.
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The tricks were very fun but obnoxious after a while. If honestly someone just wants icecream, bam, make your product better. Why's "coldstone creamery" crap so popular? Because of the choices and the show. This guy is on the right track but I could definitely see no reason for going to him a second time.
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@ MIss Cellania

Oh my God! I remember when my family was leaving Turkey from our trip we basically bought as much Apple Tea as we could and brought it with us. When we ran out...tears all around. :(
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Dondurma (Turkish: Dondurma, "freezing") is the name used for ice cream in Turkey. In English it specifically refers to Turkish ice cream. It is made of goat milk using traditional methods.

The popularity of the salep flavor in Turkish ice cream has caused a decline in the populations of the region's wild orchids. For this reason it is illegal to ship true salep out of the country. Dondurmas usually cost about $1~2. There are many different flavors of dondurmas.

Dondurmas do not include agglutinin when making the ice-cream. Instead, they include short chain and medium chain fatty acids. Dondurmas have softer curds, which helps digest the ice-cream faster for little children. There are lower levels of lactose (4.1 percent versus 4.7 percent in cow's milk). This is an advantage for lactose-intolerant people. Dondurma also outweighs ordinary ice-cream made out of cow milk by: 13% more calcium, 25% more vitamin B, 47% more vitamin A, 134% more potassium, 200% more niacin, 300% more copper, and 27% more antioxidant selenium.
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