Uhh yeah you are reading this right. There is a ice cream company based in London called The Licktators that has come out with seasonal special all natural ice cream with the help of donated breast milk. They initially came out in 2011 in both blue and pink tubs. The whole idea behind the creation is to raise awareness for breastfeeding in public and this year to honor the newest member of the royal family baby Charlotte.
The ice cream is strategically called “Royal Baby Gaga” and also includes madagascan vanilla flavor. It’s reported that singer Lady Gaga had threatened to sue the ice cream company because of its name, saying it was “nausea-inducing,” yet the company refused to change it. I am not a fan of Lady Gaga, but I sort of agree. I understand that the ice cream used is all natural and the breast milk used has been carefully screened, however I am not interested in tasting anyone else’s milk unless it’s coming from a cow!
However, if you are interested in making your own personalized breast milk ice cream, check out http://www.thelickators.com for their recipe. You can also buy a tub online for $22 and all proceeds will go to a breast feeding foundation. It’s a great cause, but I think there are other ways to get their point across.
What are your thoughts?
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