Little bit of a storm in a teacup kicking off with the good readers of the Daily Mail and elsewhere suggesting that breastmilk icecream is totally unacceptable and a bit strange.
And to be honest not helped by the makers launching it with sexy waitresses, baby bottles and rusks. I mean why do you need a baby bottle? Its nothing to do with bottles, its all about breasts and babies?
But is has been interesting watching people’s reactions to the mere idea.
People have suggested that breastmilk is strange, is yucky, is weird
Which does seem a little peculiar given that almost all are happy to drink milk from cows.
Hmmm not happy to even try the stuff designed by nature for your own species but happy to try that from another one? Ok nothing funny in that sort of attitude.
I initially was interested in the idea of breastmilk icecream because I have a stash of frozen milk in my freezer and was wondering what to do with it. Its milk I pumped for the milk bank that they didn’t get around to collecting and I didn’t push them to collect it too hard because I wanted a back up in case I had to travel more and Littler didn’t do so well with the oat milk. Except she loves oat milk, I’ve not really travelled as much as I expected and well, I’ve ended up with a couple of litres sitting in my freezer with nothing to do.
Someone suggested making it into icecream and I tumbled into this storm in a teacup.
You see, I’ve tasted breastmilk.
I mean you do, don’t you?
It splashes, it squirts, it drips onto things and you end up licking your fingers.
Its not as if you’re going to take a quick swig from your own boob but you do end up knowing what it tastes like.
And its nothing like cows milk. Which is good because I don’t much like cows milk.
Its sweeter for a start.
And actually it probably would make rather good icecream. Or at least not bad icecream.
Anyone fancy some of my stash to give it a go? I’ve had all the donor blood tests and so on.