The Orchid Root (Salep)
Salep is what makes our ice cream extraordinary. It gives our ice cream its amazing taste and lovely stretchy consistency.
This magical ingredient has been used traditionally in the middle east for thousands of years. It comes from the root of a wild orchid that grows in the mountainous areas of Turkey. Salep is traditionally beleived to ail gastrointestinal problems and give radience to the skin and increase virility.
The wild orchids being used in making salep are now endangered so we found a way to cultivate this precious plant for our ice cream production and no longer harvest the wild ones.