Would you pay $22.50 to eat ice cream made from human breast milk? The question’s no longer a hypothetical; the BBC reports that a London restaurant is selling a dessert called “Baby Gaga,” “churned with donations from London mother Victoria Hiley, and served with a rusk and an optional shot of Calpol or Bonjela.”
The stuff is “expressed on site and pasteurised before being churned with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest” at the über-trendy Icecreamists.
This, of course, is not a totally new thing; a Swiss restaurant tried to use the stuff in sauces in 2008 (before getting shot down for health reasons), and a NYC restaurant offered cheese made from breast milk last year. Plus, a restaurant in China’s Hunan Province was doing it back in 2003. And even before that, of course, breast milk was widely used as a sort of folksy homemade food for infants.