Breast Milk Ice Cream, Human Cheese, Are Finding an Audience. What Would Mother Say?

a toddler grimaces with an ice cream cone - breast millk ice cream
a toddler grimaces with an ice cream cone - breast millk ice cream

Human breast milk for grown-up consumption has been taking baby steps into mainstream dairy products since New York chef Daniel Angerer's well-publicized mother's milk cheese in 2008. But this week marks a new development: The Icecreamist restaurant in London introduced Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream.

According to London's Daily Mail, "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." Made with breast milk, Madagascar vanilla pods and lemon zest, the "radical new flavor" is pricey, around $23 dollars per scoop.

In spite of the cost, the new flavor sold out almost immediately.

The Daily Mail reports 15 women responded to an ad on London's Mumsnet website requesting the breast milk, and were offered $24 per 10 ounces of milk.