Breast Milk Ice Cream Banned

by Emilie Branch

Ice cream made from breast milk was banned from London gourmet shop the Icrecreamists, based on a complaint regarding a perceived health risk. The mother’s milk was screened at a leading medical clinic, pasteurized, and then served in a martini glass with lemon zest and vanilla for about $22.50.

 The compliant was filed by two men, who reported it to the Westminster council. The legal response was a prompt removal of the ice cream based on the need to test it as “fit for human consumption.” The main concern was hepatitis, though according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this should not be an issue, “the Universal Precautions to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus, and other bloodborne pathogens do not apply to human milk.”

You Might Be Interested In

 Founder Matt O’Connor has come to the defense of his banned “Baby Gaga” ice cream, tweeting, “All milk rig screened at clinic. If bad for ice cream, bad for babies – close London’s Milk Banks!” and “Westmnstr Cncl tell The Icecreamists Breast Milk poss public health haz. V dang. Best stick to Jack Daniels when feeding babies nxt time.”

 It’s interesting to note that only humans consume the milk of other animals. Baby Gaga, which was made from the milk of one mother, was sold out before the ban. 


You may also like

Get the print magazine.

The best of BUST in your inbox!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

About Us

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.

©2023 Street Media LLC.  All Right Reserved.