Turmeric Charcoal Nice-Cream Bowls! That’s right, activated charcoal is sprinkled over these bright yet moody banana ice-cream bowls!
I’ve had this vision for frozen banana bowls for a few weeks but I just had to get my hands on activated charcoal! I’ve never used it in a recipe before but I thought it would just pair perfectly with the colour of the banana ice-cream, can you guess what’s in it?
It’s frozen banana, frozen mango chunks, passionfruit pulp and a dash of almond milk. Topped off with activated charcoal, fresh passionfruit halves and thinly sliced blood oranges. Don’t you just love the colour combinations of all of these?
Now I never make nice-cream bowls but I actually had to create one for a client and ever since then (it was like a couple of weeks ago, haha!) I have opened the flood gates of creativity with nice-cream bowls and here is my first creation for you! Because I love photographing food dark and moody, I of course had to create a nice-cream bowl that was more on the moodier side. I love turmeric and that colour yellow/orange in contrast with the black charcoal is completely epic! If I do say so myself 😉
So I hope you give these fabulous turmeric and charcoal banana ice-cream bowls a go for yourself! They really do taste like the tropics!
- 4 ripe bananas, chopped and frozen
- 1 small mango, flesh removed, chopped and frozen, or 1 cup store-bought frozen mango pieces
- 2 Tbsp passionfruit pulp
- ½ tsp ground turmeric
- ½ cup almond milk or any thin dairy free milk of choice
- ¼-1/2 tsp activated charcoal powder*
- Fresh passionfruit
- Fresh blood orange, thinly sliced
- In a high-speed food processor, add frozen banana, frozen mango, passionfruit pulp, turmeric and almond milk. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
- Spoon mixture into serving bowls.
- Sprinkle or sift over activated charcoal and decorate with toppings.
- Serve and enjoy!
It’s important to have the correct usage information when it comes to consuming activated charcoal, here are a few helpful links: here and here
I only used approx. ¼-1/2 teaspoon over these two bowls. I simply added the charcoal powder to a small tea infuser and carefully sifted it over the nice-cream. This way, you won’t get those larger chunks of charcoal on your bowls.