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Arabic mastic ice cream - "booza" (Arabic: البوظة العربية), is an elastic, sticky, high level melt resistant ice cream which should delay melting in the hotter climates of the Arabic countries where it is most commonly found.
In Iraq, it is customary to eat the ice cream on square wooden sticks.
Syria & Lebanon
It is prevalent mainly in Syria and Lebanon because of their proximity to the regional growth of a tree Pistacia lentiscus. There are gum Arabic ice cream vendors who tend to show tourists how they grind the focus ingredient, mastic, and pound it while singing and playing music.
In the Old City of Damascus there is a shop called "sanctuary" that is famous throughout the Arab world for its ice cream and gum Arabic. It is a popular attraction for tourists.