(Makes 4 servings)

Vanilla or if you can find it, Kahramanmaras ice cream (3 scoops per person)

Crushed pistachios (1 cup)

Rose Petal Jelly (4 tablespoons)

Rose Petal Jelly, a Local Specialty from Isparta

The city of Isparta is located in the southwestern part of Turkey, about two and a half hours north of the Mediterranean coast.  This small city of less than 250,000 population is famous for its roses and rose products including the rose petal jelly. The Mediterranean coast of Turkey or the mountainous region of Akdeniz Isparta belongs to, is famous for the variety of its preserves, jams and jellies of various fruits, and even vegetables including eggplant.