Attention, dark times are coming! Because the food trend from America is finally conquering Germany. We explain the hype about black ice cream and reveal why it’s healthier than it looks.
Let’s be honest: the sight of the black ice cream doesn’t exactly make our mouth water. Rather the opposite. But instead of colorful, candy-colored ice cream scoops, we currently prefer to use this jet-black version. And there is also a simple reason for this: the trend food not only tastes delicious, it is also healthy.
Surprise! Even if it comes across as gloomy, the black ice cream actually tastes heavenly sweet – and not like chocolate, but like coconut.
The coconut can really do that
Flakes in muesli, juice in smoothies, oil in hair: coconuts are just everywhere right now. The tropical all-rounder can really do that …
Incidentally, the New York ice cream maker “Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream” is responsible for this summer’s trend food. In an interview with the online magazine “mic.com”, owner Nick Morgenstern revealed the composition of his coveted dessert: For the intense coconut flavor, he simply mixes coconut flakes, coconut milk and coconut cream and adds the so-called “coconut ash” to the mass Ashes of the coconut. This is obtained from the shell of the coconut and is a type of activated carbon that colors the ice mass a dark black.
Healthy or not?
Sounds pretty tasty so far, doesn’t it? But is the black ice cream really as healthy as everyone claims?
Most of us are probably familiar with activated charcoal in the form of tablets, as a remedy for nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. In fact, carbon particles bind bacteria and pollutants that cause the discomfort.
However, caution should be exercised when consuming blackened foods. Because even if activated charcoal detoxifies the body, it can also lead to the fact that our body absorbs certain medications (such as the birth control pill) less well.
Black Power – the healthiest black foods
Not only are they delicious, but they are also rich in vitamins, fiber and minerals and therefore very healthy. Whether chia seeds, aronia berries or black rice, these seven black foods have it all and should not be missing in your diet.
According to the Frankfurt physician Dr. med. Andrei Mares, the consumption of activated charcoal has neither a positive nor a negative effect on the body. In addition, the proportion of activated charcoal in most foods is so low that an influence on other drugs can be excluded. However, it should be noted that excessive consumption of night-black foods can lead to constipation.
A scoop of the delicious treat is allowed every now and then. And whether healthy or not – the main thing is that it tastes good and makes you happy!