An Oedipal feast: human breast milk ice cream

An Oedipal feast: human breast milk ice cream

The Icecreamists pop up shop at Selfridges in London (Image: Everjean)

Remember that that chef in New York who made cheese out of his wife’s breast milk? Well, now a London store owner has also taken it upon himself to make ice cream out of human dairy. Matt O’Connor, owner of Icecreamists, wants customers to think of this breast milk ice cream as an organic, free-range treat. Except in this case, “free range” refers to the 15 women who answered an on-line ad on Mumsnet and provided their milk to be creamed.

Priced at a whopping £14 (roughly $22) per serving, the concoction is inexplicably named “Baby Gaga,” and its recipe calls for human milk mixed with Madagascar vanilla pods and lemon zest. Victoria Hiley, one of the women who provided her milk to O’Connor’s cause, told Reuters she stands behind the free-range rationale for the product.

What could be more natural than fresh, free-range mother’s milk in an ice cream? And for me it’s a recession beater too—what’s the harm in using my assets for a bit of extra cash?

Nothing at all, says O’Connor, who’s also quoted: “I had a Baby Gaga this morning and I feel great.”

London shop to make breast milk ice cream [Reuters]