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February 25, 2022

London parlour: get your breast milk ice cream here!

Istockphoto_1502496-vanilla-cone-2 I feel like God is testing us right now.

On the same day the world was finally granted reprieve from Two and a Half Men, one of the biggest “Well, wait, that’s weird, isn’t it? No, it’s definitely weird” consumer stories has come out of the U.K.

A London dessert parlour announced it will begin serving ice cream made from breast milk today. Once again: a London dessert parlour announced it will begin serving ice cream made from breast milk today.

According to the report from Reuters, the Icecreamists restaurant in London’s Covent Garden will scoop out the breast milk “concoction,” appropriately dubbed “Baby Gaga.”

It will cost $23 per serving, the parlour’s founder has said, and you will like it.

“Some people will hear about it and go, ‘yuck’ but actually it’s pure, organic, free-range and totally natural,” the Icecreamists boss said. “I had a Baby Gaga just this morning and I feel great.”

If you’re looking for a financial angle to this story, there just happens to be one.

The breast milk, which is flavoured with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest, was provided to Icecreamists by U.K. mothers who were paid a few bucks for their, uh, boob dairy.

“For me it’s a recession beater … what’s the harm in using my assets for a bit of extra cash?” one mother asked.

“I tried the product for the first time today – it’s very nice, it really melts in the mouth.”

I, for one, am not nearly mature enough to comment on that last quote without getting fired.

So, have a great weekend, everyone!

By Jason Buckland, MSN Money



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