Ancient Booza Ice Cream Tasting & Demo at Republic of Booza- Cancelled

Event Date:
7/13/2019 - 7/13/2019

Event Time:
10:30 am

Club Programs

Please note that this event is cancelled due to the Republic of Booza's small team having difficulty keeping up with higher-than-expected production demands. They've decided to put in-store events on hold until they can hire more staff and ensure a great experience. Please email if you would like to receive updates. 

Long before sorbet, fro yo, and gelato entered the dessert lexicon — 500 years to be exact — the frozen dairy-based ice cream called booza was the only ice cream game in town, courtesy of the Levant region of the Eastern Mediterranean. Now's your chance to try out this revamped ancient ice cream at the only shop of its kind in the U.S., which promises to be smoother, denser, creamier, and more flavorful than any ice cream you've ever tasted before.  

Join us for an exclusive ice cream tasting and demo inside Republic of Booza, America's first booza ice cream shop that is also the first modern rendition of the world's original ice cream.  

Led by a Republic of Booza store manager before the shop opens to the public, our private experience will include:  

  • An overview of booza, from its origins during the Ottoman Empire to where its soft elasticity comes from
  • A step-by-step demonstration of how booza is made, with interactive opportunities to crush, pound, and stretch this ancient ice cream
  • A tasting of several different flavors of booza, including the original Qashta (candied cream) flavor to more modern twists like Labneh & Honey and Pineapple-Burnt Butter Sorbet  

Afterward, we'll bond with our fellow ice cream lovers over some complimentary full-sized servings of fresh booza, which hold up to three flavors each!  

10:30am class. $45 per person. Advance reservations required by Monday, July 8th, at which time they are considered final sale. Attendees will meet at Republic of Booza, located at 76 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Subway: L to Bedford Ave.