A restaurant in London is selling ice cream made with breast milk donated by a British mom to make the totally natural treat.
The Icecreamists parlor is pricing the new flavor, which is named Baby Gaga, at 14 pounds ($23). The new recipe blends the breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest, which is then freshly churned into ice cream.
Victoria Hiley, 35, a mother-of-one from Leeds donated a liter of her breast milk to Icecreamists, after seeing an advertisement on parenting Web site Mumsnet.
What's the harm in using my assets for a bit of extra cash?, British newspaper Metro quoted Hiley as saying. There’s nothing more natural than fresh mother’s milk. Victoria works with women who have problems breast feeding their babies.
The parlor pays 15 pounds for every 10 ounces of milk. Already 15 mothers have volunteered to donate their breast milk.
To maintain the highest standards, health checks for each lactating woman were the same used by the UK's National Health Service to screen blood donors.
Icecreamists founder Matt O'Connor, 44, is confident his new ice cream will go down well with customers.
No-one's done anything interesting with ice cream in the last hundred years, O'Connor said. Some people will hear about it and go, 'yuck,' but actually it's pure, organic, free-range and totally natural.
We want to change the way people think about ice cream, he adds.
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