A Stretchy, Middle Eastern Ice Cream Has Made It’s Way To Brooklyn

Caitlin Horsfield Caitlin Horsfield

A Stretchy, Middle Eastern Ice Cream Has Made It’s Way To Brooklyn
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…. the newest trendy ice cream.

Republic of Booza, located at 76 N 4th Street in Williamsburg is the bound to be one of the summer’s trendiest food hits. The shop is rediscovering the ancient roots of ice cream and bringing them into the 21st Century with their modern booza scoop shop.

Booza, which was developed over 500 years ago in the Middle East combines exotic ingredients like sahlab (ground orchid root) and mastic (a resin) to make a gooey, stretchy textured ice cream. Historically, booza has only been served in one traditional flavor, Qashta or ‘Candied Cream’ but this shop is offering over 35 flavors. They range from the classics like vanilla and chocolate to more experimental flavors like Saffron Peppercorn and Horchata de Chufa.

@republicofbooza via Instagram
@republicofbooza via Instagram

Their Instagram boasts,

“Booza is the Original Ice Cream. Because of its traditional ingredients, it’s super creamy, elastic, and dense—which means it packs more flavor per scoop than any other form of ice cream. We’re ready to blow your mind.”

The shop is open 7 days a week, from 12pm-10pm and until 11pm on weekends.

Featured image: @republicofbooza via Instagram

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