Ice cream comes in almost any colour and flavour you can think of accept black – until now that is. After gaining a bit of a cult following last summer in the US, black ice cream has made its way north of the border.
The ice cream is truly a black, not a grey like the more common black sesame flavour. It’s generally an ice cream made with activated charcoal. And while some may recognize that ingredient for its detox abilities used in hospitals, it’s not exactly the health food that some places market it to be. Others might be familiar with charcoal’s popularity in beauty products like face masks and toothpastes.
Even though it looks intense, the flavour of black ice cream is actually fairly mild.
There are some variations of the black ice cream trend that feature a black cone with blue and purple coloured hard ice cream that definitely give a pop of contrast; or a scoop of black ice cream with one scoop of vanilla on a traditional cone.
No matter how it’s served, the important thing to know is what it tastes like before indulging. Eaters beware: it will leave your tongue and lips black.
What are your thoughts on this dark food trend? You can also check out other ice cream trends here.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.