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Activated Charcoal Ice Cream looks spooky but tastes like everyone's favorite flavor - vanilla!
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Activated Charcoal Ice Cream

This creamy ice cream recipe has all of the flavor of classic vanilla but with a spooky gray-black color and the added health benefits of activated charcoal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 617kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons activated charcoal
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons whole milk, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 ounces mascarpone
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the activated charcoal in a bowl with ½ cup of the milk and the heavy cream.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons milk with the corn starch and whisk into a slurry.
  • In another medium bowl (preferably one with a resealable lid), combine the mascarpone and salt. 
  • Place the first milk mixture in a saucepan with sugar, corn syrup and vanilla. Bring to a boil and boil for 4 minutes.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the corn starch slurry. Return mixture to heat and bring to a boil once again, stirring continuously for 1 minute (or until the mixture begins to thicken and coat the back of your spoon.)
  • Pour saucepan mixture into bowl with mascarpone mixture and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate a couple of hours (or until cool.)
  • Once mixture is cold, add to an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s directions. Transfer to a resealable container and freeze to finish. 
  • Ice cream will keep for quite some time in the freezer, so feel free to make this recipe in advance!

Notes

You can buy activated charcoal on Amazon here(Affiliate link.)

Nutrition

Calories: 617kcal