Breast Milk Ice Cream – Giving Cows A Rest All Over BritainFebruary 28, 2011
Just as the chill winds of austerity measures is starting to bite here in Blighty, some enterprising new mothers have found a way to make some spare cash. They are expressing some of their breast milk and selling it to make ice cream. Yes. That’s right. I said that. This delicious concoction, called Baby Gaga, is being made by an ice cream parlour in Covent Garden called The Icecreamists, which prides itself in creating unusual flavours. It contains the breast milk, cream, vanilla and sugar. Accompanied by a Farleys rusk (what else?), it’s going for £14.99 a scoop. I don’t think even Heston Blumenthal would’ve gone for this one.
It sounds rather fanciful and perhaps a little icky to some, but if a dairy cow gets the milk sucked out her every day for our convenience without an excuse me, why not a human being who actually gets a choice in the matter? And I imagine it would work a treat for vegans and members of PETA who are against the mistreatment of animals. You will be paid £15 for 10 fluid ounces. But hold on a minute. Don’t all rush out and get those mammaries working to make your fortune. Apparently you’d have to do an awful lot of pumping for that money.
I have one friend who became a mother recently and another who will soon be joining this club. If I can get hold of an ice cream maker, which would surely work better than my peanut butter making machine disaster of two Christmases ago, or go all Heston with liquid nitrogen, heavy-duty gloves and a metal bowl, I could make my own version of Baby Gaga if I ask them nicely enough. But maybe I need to go further. Pissy Gaga ice cream could have a lemony tang to it. Gagging Gaga vomit ice cream would be similar to Tutti Fruiti with the carrot bits (haven’t you noticed that no matter what you’d eaten, the same carrot ends up in your gastric shower?). Baby Gagging Gaga vomit ice cream (which has nothing to do with the portion size) would be purer, amazingly free of carrot pieces and be part of a collection of baby themed ices. As for the brown stuff…
Yes, we all have a plentiful supply – It’s a new cottage industry!