Mastic is the secret ingredient that takes many Arabic sweets to the next level!
Mastic is a resin obtained from the mastic tree. Sometimes, it is extracted to make medicines, as it is used for conditions such as stomach and intestinal ulcers, infections, and wound healing. It is also used as an aromatic spice in the Mediterranean kitchen; it is added to ice cream, sauces, and rice pudding.
To use mastic, mix it with a little bit of sugar, and then grind it. add it in small amounts to pastries, puddings, cookies, ice cream and breads.