The newer shop focuses on texture and renewed attention to flavors in their ice creams in a style they’re calling “new American.” Self-made restaurateur Nicholas Morgenstern founded this phenomenon in 2008 when he added an ice cream cart to his restaurant General Greene. What’s grabbing people’s attentions today is their parlor’s jet-black ice cream they have just recently launched for the summer.
Rather than being made with squid ink or sesame seeds like some other black foods, this ice cream utilizes the charred remains of a coconut shell, mixed with coconut milk and coconut cream. It is a form of “activated charcoal” which has recently gained popularity in the nutrition-obsessed world for its insane detoxing powers. This may be the sweetest way to cure your hangovers.
If you’re a fan of coconut, brooding colors, and detoxing from last night’s party, then this ice cream is for you. Just keep in mind it will temporarily dye your mouth ink-black – which could come in handy if you’re into scaring away the kids who keep screaming on the street during these hot afternoons.