I’ve only made this recipe twice, but I’m already obsessed with it! If you follow my blog, then you already know that I’m addicted to nice cream (aka ice cream made with bananas). I’ve experimented with several different varieties, and maybe it’s just the idea of eating charcoal colored ice cream, but I love it!
What is Activated Charcoal? It’s a fine black powder that is made by burning organic materials such as wood, coconut shells, peat, olive pits, etc. This process “activates” the substances once they reach a certain temperature and changes their internal structure. The health benefit of activated charcoal is that it latches onto toxins and chemicals in the gut and keeps them from being absorbed. That’s why hospitals have been known to use it in treating poison victims.
Activated Charcoal can be found in numerous beauty products, supplements, and even as a homemade tooth whitener and face mask. But have you tried it as a natural food dye? When added to banana nice cream, it becomes a gorgeous slate color and doesn’t add any weird flavors. Just creamy, delicious, healthy ice cream!