For the past couple of weeks there has been a boom on social media with black food everything. Especially Goth Ice Cream like the one they make at Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream in NYC, named Coconut Ash.
I’ve decided to jump on the trend & make my own version of Coconut Ash, by using activated charcoal instead of food coloring like other recipes online. Even though I’d never used charcoal for anything other than face masks & teeth whitening, I was still very excited to work on this recipe. There are so many benefits to using charcoal: it absorbs toxins, has antibacterial properties, reduces inflammations, alleviated bloating, reduces high cholesterol & helps with digestive cleansing.
You can easily find activated charcoal at health food stores & at some pharmacies.
14oz coconut cream
1/2 cup plant milk (soy, almond or coconut)
1/4 cup activated charcoal*
1tsp vanilla extract
Coconut flakes (optional)
Add all of the ingredients into a blender & blend until everything is combined.
Transfer to a large bowl (metal would be best).
Freeze for at least 5 hours or over night.
Garnish with your favorite toppings. I used vegan cacao syrup(coconut oil +cacao powder) & cacao nibs.
*please note that the more you use, the darker it’s going to be.