Zoe Williams (Guardian columnist) samples Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian.
Photograph: The Icecreamists Facebook Page
Have you heard about the Covent Garden ice cream parlour that serves breast milk flavoured ice cream? It’s called The Icecreamist and is decked out like a sex shop – really dark with fluro pink everywhere (see pic above!).
They have aptly named their controversial concoction ‘Baby Gaga’. It’s made with human breast milk via donations from Mums who are paid £15 for 10 fluid ounces which makes one small scoop cost you a massive £14.99. That’s about AUS $24 – yikes!
As someone who is currently breastfeeding and expressing milk I feel like I should mention it would be hard work to make the fifteen quid! Expressing milk is not as easy as it sounds and makes you extremely thirsty and hungry, so spare a thought for the ravenous Mums that have allowed you to tuck into your chilled treat.
So, what does it taste like? According to Zoe Williams from the UK newspaper The Guardian: ‘At first, regular vanilla ice-cream, until the mouth-coating back taste kicks in – like a thin, more goatish, dairy.’ Hmmm, it doesn’t really sound that appetising.
I recently read somewhere that a guy made cheese out of his wife’s breast milk but I don’t think I’ll be making cheese or ice cream out of mine. I’m using every drop to make little Poppy Ava big and strong!
If you’d like to hear more about my life as a Mum then please drop by my new blog Poppy Seed Baby – yes, that’s right, it’s FINALLY live!