Ice cream is undeniably one of the most popular desserts around the world. And of course, it is popular among exhausted college students who want to escape the heat or just enjoy this sweet treat in even the coldest winter. But often times, what makes this amazing dessert so appealing are the many different colors and textures associated with it. And if we talk about color, how can we forget about the most instagrammable food right now: Black Ice Cream! So what is this mystery behind the Black Ice Cream Trend, and where can you find this creation? The answer lies in an adorable ice cream shop in Manhattan that goes by the name of Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream.

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The shop is created by and named after Nicholas Morgenstern, who brings all the intricate flavors to life with his extra care and creativity. Not only is this ice cream shop popular for the soft and creamy texture, but also the flavors and bright colors. Some of their most popular flavors are Green Tea Pistachio, Salted Pretzel, Coffee Crisp, and Burnt Sage. They also have sorbets in the flavors Coconut, Papaya, Apricot, Strawberry Guava, and Lychee Raspberry. However, their most popular flavor of all time is Black Coconut Ash.

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The Infamous Black Flavor

The most intriguing aspect about this flavor is obviously its color. The dark black color of the ice cream is due to the activated charcoal. This will inevitably give you an emo look immediately after eating the ice cream because it will definitely turn your lips and teeth black, which is totally awesome if you're a fan of the color black. In terms of flavor however, as intense and overpowering the ice cream may look, it has a very delicate coconut and subtle vanilla taste, which makes it a desirable flavor. Along with the ice cream itself, there are many toppings available to go with your perfect scoop such as condensed milk, fudge, and even coconut shavings. Lastly, what makes the whole flavor come together and blend so nicely is the creamy texture that is accompanied by all their flavors.

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Even if you're not looking to try this trendy ice cream flavor, you should definitely give this place a visit for its incredibly aesthetic environment. In fact, they even have cute souvenirs and apparel that you can buy from their shop such as hoodies and sweatshirts. The shop itself is definitely on the smaller side, but is still a great place to hang out and have fun with friends.