Desserts in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy

Originating in the southeastern region of Maraş, dondurma (Turkish ice cream) has a distinctive chewy texture, thanks to its unusual ingredients of salep (ground dried orchid root) and mastic (pine-flavoured resin from the mastic tree) as well as milk and sugar. Try it at this popular Turkish chain.