Ipovrihio meaning submarine
This is a classic summer sweet made from white sugar paste (sugar, water, honey, vanilla extract or mastic, and lemon juice), with a vanilla or a mastic flavor. Stuck on a spoon and submerged in a glass of cold water and ice cubes, it is eaten like a lollipop.
According to tradition, this sweet was first made in Istanbul, in the area of Galatas, by confectioners from the island of Chios. Later, these confectioners, when they returned to their island as refugees, added the scented mastic to the sugar paste.