Okay I know it sounds a little weird! Most humans (other than babies of course!) turn their nose up at the idea of drinking human breast milk. If you think about it, it’s the most natural thing in the world.
Recently there was an icecream shop in London, UK that put breast milk ice-cream on salt and they called it “Baby Gaga”! No it’s not from Lady Gaga, and is in fact made from the donated breast milk of lactating mothers. They stated that it was all screened to ensure safe consumption.
Even though it reportedly sold out within a few days, it has since been withdrawn from sale after having been confiscated by Westminster Council. It is now undergoing testing.
For Baby or For Adults?
To make a large batch of icecream which would be suitable for adults would take more breast milk than a single woman is likely to be able to pump. Personally, I think it’s a bit of a gimmick. It was discussed and tasted on a TV show in the UK called Loose Women and you can watch the clip below:
However, making it for your baby is a different thing entirely. I’ve included a recipe below for a small batch, using just half a cup of breast milk and you can also omit the sugar if you like. It’s easy to make and it’s a way of putting excess milk to good use for your little one.
Breast Milk Ice Cream Recipe
A small batch of icecream made with breast milk, for your baby.
- 1/2 cup breast milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp sugar
Really all you need is the breast milk itself. The vanilla and the sugar are both optional but they add more of a 'dessert' touch.
Simply use the instructions on your icecream machine to freeze it. If it is not able to make small batches you can use part breast milk and part formula or other milk that your baby drinks.