Spicy Charcoal Plantain Ice Cream

Vegetable Charcoal, typically obtained from organic material burned to ashes. has been known as a odor and gas absorbent Napoleon use to provide his troops with a portion of burnt bread right before going to the battlefield.

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Ingredients

For 2 Serving(s)

  • 1 Plantain, fresh, cubed
  • 6 Whole eggs, large
  • 1 quart Heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Activated charcoal
  • to taste Granulated sugar

Spicy Charcoal Plantain Ice Cream Directions

Steps

  • In a food processor, place the plantain and heavy cream and work until smooth. It should have body but still be liquid. Place on the stove over medium heat and stir frequently.
  • In another bowl, place the eggs, charcoal, pepper and sugar and whip together until well mixed.
  • Temper the hot plantain into the eggs. Continue cooking and whipping until smooth.
  • Screen the mixture to filter out any lumps and place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  • Place the cooled mixture into an ice cream maker following the manufacturers recommendations, process until well aired.
  • Garnish and serve.

Note: The charcoal is found in your drug store as activated charcoal.

Recipe notes

Vegetable charcoal, typically obtained from organic material burned to ashes, has been known as an odor and gas absorbent. Napoleon provided his troops with a portion of burnt bread right before going to the battlefield. The idea was to block the “butterfly of the abdomen” (gas caused by fear). Prior to the design of odor absorbent refrigeration, families would place a chunk of charcoal in the refrigerator to keep the food from absorbing the odor of one another. This recipe is meant to be used as a way of absorbing the gastrointestinal gases, typically as they happen during chemotherapy as result of mucosal cellular shedding, thyphlitis, use of antibiotics and some others.

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