Breast milk ice cream is pasteurized

Boing Boing has the story:

Logo from the Icecreamists website.

Icecreamists, an ice-cream parlour in London’s Covent Garden, is selling human breast milk ice-cream for £14 a scoop. The breastmilk is purchased from lactating mothers, and the product (called “Baby Gaga”) is intended to raise awareness of breastmilk’s deliciousness and encourage more breastfeeding. The milk is pasteurised and flavoured with lemon zest and vanilla pods.

“Some people will hear about it and go yuck – but actually it’s pure organic, free-range and totally natural.”…”

“….Mr O’Connor said health checks for the lactating women were the same used by hospitals to screen blood donors.”

Reuters is also carrying the story here.


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5 responses to “Breast milk ice cream is pasteurized

  1. thebovine

    Interesting discussion on this story on Facebook (Look Dumbass):

    Rose Mazza: Yuck! I swear those english will eat

    Niya Martin: there was a restaurant in nyc that served human milk, it had to stop because of health issues i think.

    Niya Martin:..he made cheese and some other desserts

    Stephanie Elizabeth: Ummmm maybe as a healthier option for young children but really for an adult seems very creepy

    Grace Lilly-anne Alexandra Archell-Thompson: My god what a bunch of pussies you guys are. You’d think you never had breast milk before.

    Rachael Friesen: I haven’t had breast milk, I was a formula fed baby and I find this super repulsive. I mean, when a mother chooses to breast feed their kid, its THEIR child, they are not giving it to someone else’s kid or some stranger. And where I understand the benefits of breast feeding, and would never tell anyone not to do it, personally, I think its nasty, and the last time I checked, Im not an animal, lol.

    Read the rest of the commentary here:

  2. thebovine

    Perhaps predictably, have made an animated video on this story:

    NOTE: probably NSFW

  3. thebovine

    And now, perhaps also predictably, the store has been raided by police, who are maybe eager to get their hands on the source of this illicit product. From today’s Toronto Star:–breast-milk-ice-cream-seized-over-health-complaints

    An excerpt:

    “Cassandra Vinograd
    Associated Press
    LONDON—Local government officials have confiscated ice cream made with human breast milk from a London shop amid concerns the dessert is unsafe.

    A spokeswoman from Westminster City Council said Monday it was responding to two complaints from the public over whether a shop should be selling edibles made from other people’s bodily fluids and awaiting guidance from Britain’s Food Standards Agency.”

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