Why It’s Hard to Get Ice Cream in Turkey

In Turkey, an ice cream vendor is not just a sales clerk–he’s an artist and a talented showman.

This video will give you an idea of just what you might have to go through to get a simple ice cream cone in Istanbul!


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  • Too funny. I was expecting him to splatter the young man’s pants with that long stick.

  • chrysalis fx

    Those are Kahramanmaraş ice-cream guys, their specialty is that they make it kind of sticky and then the magic tricks can ensure, such as pretending to give you the ice-cream but quickly taking it away leaving the empty cone in your hand (sleight of hand there, he really put a second cone underneath the first) Anyhow. For some reason I heard from my Japanese friends, that it has become popular over there 🙂