7 Activated Charcoal Dishes You must try out

Eateries across the world are using this fine black powder called “Activated Charcoal” to make it tasty and visually stunning.  People all over the world are curious to try it.

What is Activated Charcoal?


Activated charcoal is a fine black powder that is made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust. Charcoal is “activated” by processing it at very high temperatures. The major difference between coal and charcoal is edible but coal is not.

Is it Safe?

This is a common question and it’s valid. YES! It is safe. But in small quantities.


A few months back I came across Raw pressery charcoal lemonade which was attractive due to its black colour. This detox drink is loved by most people due to its health benefits and black colour. This is not all guys! Now we have a wide range of foods which has activated charcoal and people are obsessed with it.

You can trace such dishes on menus of cafes and even fine-dine restaurants. These are some charcoal infused dishes around the globe.

These black and beautiful Activated Charcoal dishes are trending these days.

1. Charcoal Ice Cream


Your social media feed must be flooded with something like this. This black ice cream concept started in New York City.  It is made of coconut ash. The flavour of the ice cream depends on what is combined with it. It is not that common in India, but you can find it in Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Delhi.

2. Black pancakes


Happiness is delicious fluffy pancakes.  These gorgeous black pancakes have a lot of benefits too. It will taste amazing with maple syrup and berries. It will also help with bloating.

3. Pizza


Charcoal pizza is definitely a healthy option to satisfy your pizza cravings. Charcoal pizza is one of the latest food trends.

 4. Waffle


Waffles are love. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used and the latest one is activated charcoal waffles.

5. Macarons


Charcoal works well with the Macarons too. Try adding some when you make it.

6. Activated Charcoal protein bars


Charcoal is great for your body and so are protein bars. What if we combine both of them?  Adding this magical ingredient to your protein bars will be beneficial.

7. Charcoal Bread


A businesswoman, Dona France Mallare, from LA  used activated charcoal in bread and pastries. She calls it “cleansing bread.”

These dishes look amazing and are definitely Instagram worthy. Isn’t it?

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