Breast milk ice cream served in a martini glass.
When a well-stocked ice cream parlour says they sell every flavor, there are usually limits. But one restaurant in London is selling breast milk ice cream which is being served to customers in a cocktail glass.
Icecreamists, based in Covent Garden, have named the £14 dish Baby Gaga.
Victoria Hiley, 35, from Leeds provided the first 30 fluid ounces of milk which was enough to make the first 50 servings.
But the company are looking for more women to provide breast milk – and are providing £15 for every ten ounces extracted using breast pumps.
The recipe blends breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest, which is then freshly churned into ice cream.
A costumed Baby Gaga waitress serves the ice cream in a martini glass filled with the breast milk ice cream mix.
A costumed Baby Gaga waitress serves the ice cream in a martini glass filled with the breast milk ice cream mix. Liquid nitrogen is then poured into the glass through a syringe and it is served with a rusk.
It can be served with whisky or another cocktail on request.
Mother-of-one Victoria said: ‘I saw the advert offering to pay women to donate breast milk on a forum and it made me laugh.
‘There were so many comments and people were having a debate on whether it could be genuine. So I thought I’d find out.’
Another 13 women have volunteered to donate their breast milk.
To maintain the highest standards, health checks for the lactating women are exactly the same used by the NHS to screen blood donors.
Ms Hiley added: ‘It wasn’t intrusive at all to donate – just a simple blood test. What could be more natural than fresh, free-range mothers milk in an ice cream?’
Victoria works with women who have problems breast feeding their babies.
She said she believes that if adults realise how tasty breast milk actually is, new mothers will be more willing to breast feed their own newborns.
‘You can kid yourself that its a healthy ice cream!’ said Victoria.
‘But it is very nice it really melts in the mouth. I teach women how to get started on breast feeding their babies. There’s very little support for women and every little helps.
‘I’m passionate about the good that breast feeding does for babies.’
Company founder Matt O’Connor, 44, and the Lady Gaga waitress.
Founder Matt O’Connor, 44, is confident his new ice cream will go down well with the paying public.
‘The Baby Gaga tastes creamy and rich. No-one’s done anything interesting with ice cream in the last hundred years,’ he said.
‘We’ve came up with a method of infusing ice-cream with breast milk. We wanted to completely reinvent it.
‘And by using breast milk we’ve definitely given it a one hundred percent makeover. Its just one of a dozen radical new flavours we’ve invented. We want to change the way people think about ice cream’.
Via Daily Mail