I arrived in Istanbul, having just spent a month exploring Italy. This is to say that I might have been recovering from a gelato overdose just as I was diving into Turkey. But, one night while wandering the streets of Istakal Cad with my husband, we stumbled upon the Mado scoop shop and suddenly I was cured. The renown shop makes ice cream from goat's milk, which is easier to digest and has a unique, not to be missed flavor. I fell instantly in love with my two scoop order: one scoop of cardamom + almond cream topped with a scoop of tart black cherry. In fact, we may or may not have gone back to order this treat each of the 10 nights we were in Istanbul....:) This "flavor" will always define our trip!