Apparently originated in New York, black ice cream main ingredient is activated charcoal. There are a lot of interesting rumors and facts around this trendy food, which are both unnerving and a health benefit. An article on Playbuzz’s website titled, “7 Things You Need To Know About The New ‘Black Ice Cream’ Trend” stated the following about activated charcoal, “activated charcoal has been used for centuries as a detoxifier. Those exposed to mold and contaminants would benefit from taking charcoal in capsule form as it absorbs toxins from the stomach lining. It is also touted as a whitening agent for teeth.” All considered, I’d consume black ice cream in a heartbeat.