What’s Black Ice Cream Made Of?

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If you love browsing through the food-related parts of Instagram, we’re sure you noticed a new ice cream color that’s becoming more and more popular. There are many places that serve black ice cream and it looks just amazing on Instagram photos. But how does it taste like and what is it actually made of?

Black ice cream definitely looks mysterious, and its unusual color can actually cover any hints of what it could taste like, so the whole experience is a mystery!‌ The color comes from activated charcoal that’s added to the ice cream to turn it black. The taste is usually in the vanilla/coconut range, but every shop can make it differently.

Don’t worry, activated charcoal is completely safe to eat, though you may want to be moderate with it. Charcoal is an ingredient of water filters and is believed to have the ability to absorb toxins and other bad stuff. Some people even take it in pills to detox their body.

Just know that black ice cream will turn your lips and tongue black, so perhaps avoid it on your lunch break before going back to work!