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I Actually Tried That Black Ice Cream And Here's What It Tasted Like

For when you want to eat ice cream but you don't feel like being cute about it.

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I recently learned that there's an ice cream shop here in New York that serves "Coconut Ash" ice cream, and it's BLACK. It get its color from activated charcoal, and it's metal AF.

Instagram: @morgensternsnyc

Activated charcoal is thought to be healthy for its "cleansing" and teeth-whitening benefits. No studies have found this to be true, btw, but it doesn't stop anyone from using it in skin care, juices, and now ice cream.

It's served at one of NYC's most popular ice cream spots, Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream, where the line is almost always out the door.

Instagram: @morgensternsnyc

BTW, it's at 2 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, and a single scoop goes for $4.90.

It's been getting a lot of attention on Instagram and the ~internet at large~, so naturally, I had to go check it out. After waiting for half an hour, I finally ordered my scoop.

Chelsea Marshall

I'm normally not a huge fan of coconut, so I ordered a different flavor JUST IN CASE (burnt honey vanilla, if ya needed to know).


As for the flavor: The coconut was pretty mild, and I found the overall flavor refreshing. Like a subtle vanilla. I felt dumb for ordering a different flavor "just in case" (SO NOT METAL), but honestly, I got to eat two ice creams, so who am I to complain?

Chelsea Marshall

As you can see, it's melting black goodness down the cone. It temporarily stained my fingers, but I was cool with it.

💀❤️ Love you, charcoal ice cream ❤️💀