Sweet mastiha cream “Ipovrichio” (420g) – Ergon
A classic childhood treat, an ipovrichio or “submarine sweet” has just three basic ingredients all in all; water, sugar, and confectioner’s glucose, which are simmered until combined. Then the mixture is chilled and finally made light and fluffy in a mixer. That’s the base. Most submarine sweets are then flavored mostly with natural but some of them also with artificial flavorings. The classic flavors are vanilla and mastic gum.
The thick, sweet paste is served on a large spoon plunged in a tall glass of cold water. It’s simple and refreshing especially during those hot Greek summer days. You dip, you lick, and you take a sip. With water, ice, and minimal effort your sweet treat is done!