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Black Charcoal Ice Cream Is This Summer's Trendiest Treat

From our skincare regimens to our favorite summer treat, charcoal is definitely making the rounds lately.

From our skincare regimens, now to our favorite summer treat, charcoal is definitely making the rounds as of late.

While your childhood self might normally be inclined to choose a heaping bowl of rainbow sherbet or the oh-so-beloved bubble gum flavors of ice cream, the adult in you might want to try the latest in sweet treat trends: black charcoal ice cream.


Almond charcoal ice cream 😋

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While there's really no evidence to prove any of it to be true, charcoal has continued to be a front running-ingredient as of late, with people claiming it's detoxifying abilities, teeth-whitening benefits, and banishing everything from hangovers to gas.

First of all, we're going to go ahead and assume that any kind of ice cream probably won't be the main participant in a healthy diet. (Ugh. How great would that be if ice cream was a superfood?)

And secondly, whether it's truly for those potential health benefits, or whether it's all about how freaking cool the jet-black color looks on Instagram, it's obvious that the trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere.


an ice cream flavor as bittersweet as a New Yorker #eeeeeats #lookatitagnes #agnes #please

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Finally had #charcoalicecream 🍦 #detoxyobody #itwasalright

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People have called the taste of the charcoal ice cream both "acquired" and "refreshing," so you might only want to try it a day when you're feeling especially fearless.

And yes, in case you were wondering, it will leave your lips and your teeth black. But if your goal is to go for a badass/vampy/witch look, then you should have zero problems with that.





他有點紅,經過就必須嚐鮮😋 #demiconcept #charcoalicecream #nottoosweet #notbad #softicecream #throwbackinbangkok

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If you're looking to try it out, you can find the flavor at Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream in New York City. However, as the popularity of charcoal ice cream spreads, be on the lookout at your local shops, too!

But for now, if you aren't a native New Yorker, you can always make it at home with this tutorial from East Meets Kitchen. 

Hey, if all else fails, it's something to balance out a meal after that rainbow grilled cheese.


Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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