|Place of origin||Syria|
|Region or state||Damascus|
|Main ingredients||Milk, sahlab, mastic, sugar|
Booza (Arabic: بُوظَة, romanized: Būẓah, lit. 'ice cream') is an Eastern Mediterranean frozen dairy dessert made with mastic and sahlab (orchid flour), giving it its distinguished stretchy and chewy texture—much like dondurma.
It is traditionally made through a process of pounding and stretching in a freezer drum, instead of the more usual churning method used in other ice creams.
In Al-Hamidiyah Souq in the Old City of Damascus, there is an ice cream store named Bakdash that is known throughout the Arab world for its stretchy and chewy ice cream. It is a popular attraction for tourists as well.
A brother and sister team (Jilbert El-Zmetr and Tedy Altree-Williams) pioneered and created the first packaged version of booza in Australia in 2011. Using local ingredients together with sahlab and mastic (from the island of Chios, Greece), they recreated the traditional form of booza and packaged this in a take-home format available to consumers.
In 2018, a booza scoop-shop named Republic of Booza opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA by Tamer Rabbani and Michael Sadler.