Ice Cream Is the New Black, and This Summer It’s All the Rage
Apple| | By Robin Milling
Translated it reads, “I came to the geopark Uratomi coast of Tottori prefecture ♪ (* ‘∇ `*) It is said that the sea is beautiful about Okinawa! As expected there is a large fishing port Tottori, Ikasumi Soft! After eating and wiping out the mouth the tissue became black! But it is quite delicious.” There is also a Japanese flavor based on soy sauce. The maker of a popular Japanese brand of soy sauce has been trying to promote soy sauce flavored ice cream — as well as soy sauce as an ice cream topping. If you like your ice cream salty, this one is for you. While the idea hasn’t quite taken off yet, it’s certainly a unique Japanese flavor.
鳥取県のジオパーク浦富海岸に来ました♪(*´∇｀*)沖縄ぐらい海がキレイと言われてるですよ！さすが大きな漁港ある鳥取、イカスミソフトが！食べて口を拭いたらティッシュが黒くなった!!でもなかなか美味しいです。 pic.twitter.com/iDaa0THR— とんちゃん (@ton_chan1) August 17, 2012
Black Ice Cream in the U.S.You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan to try some. Soft Swerve NYC in Manhattan serves the black sesame soft serve — which can fluctuate from a darker to lighter grey. Then there’s Morgensterns NYC — also in Manhattan — which focuses on serving texture-driven small-batch ice creams with a renewed attention to flavor and palate. Owner and founder Nicholas Morgenstern develops each recipe specifically for each individual flavor. Their twist on black ice cream is their black coconut ash flavor. In Los Angeles, there is Little Damage — a family-owned company specializing in homemade soft-serve. They now have a black almond-charcoal soft serve that actually comes from activated charcoal. It’s taking over Instagram cleverly dubbed as “Goth Ice Cream,” — their slogan is referring to the ice cream as being as “dark as your soul” — including their handmade black waffle cones. They announced their goth ice cream is, “Food for your mood. Wednesday Adams would approve.”
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Black Ice Cream in CanadaIf you find yourself in Montreal, black ice cream has landed courtesy of Ca Lem Creamery, which means ice cream in Vietnamese. Ca Lem offers up Coco-Ash and black sesame. While it may taste good, beware of black ice cream’s side affects. Ca Lem wrote on Instagram, “We don’t recommend having Coco-Ash Ice Cream on a first date ? but we do recommend it as a natural teeth whitening and body detox trick!! ?”
We don’t recommend having Coco-Ash Ice Cream on a first date ? but we do recommend it as a natural teeth whitening and body detox trick!! ?? #Repost @claireverriele #coconutash #activatedcharcoal #yummyinmytummy
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The inside skinny on black ice cream — it certainly seems to be a curiosity worth trying.