Breast Milk Ice Cream!!
OK, health food is great, but this is taking it a little too far.
Brace yourself for a new way to make ice cream. A London ice cream parlor is planning to serve up sugary confections made from human breast milk so everyone can experience the “miracle of motherhood. “What could be more natural than fresh, free-range mother’s milk in an ice cream?” said Victoria Hiley, one of the 15 women who donated their mammary milk. Research does show that breast-fed babies gain natural protection against stomach problems, asthma, diabetes, respiratory infections and childhood leukemia, according to the government’s Office on Human Health. And a recent study found that 900 babies and billions of dollars would be saved each year if 90 percent of American women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life. But what happens when adults drink from mom’s soft serve? Is the stuff safe? There’s no evidence that “occupational exposure” to breast milk can spread HIV or hepatitis B, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But since mothers can spread HIV to their babies through breast milk, the CDC says people working in milk banks can wear gloves as a precaution. No word on what steps the parlor has taken to lick any potential risks.