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Mmm? Ice cream-maker to sell breast milk treat

Human dairy products – the next foodie frontier?

Earlier this year, we blogged about a Wisconsin woman who was making cheese from women's breast milk. Now, a London ice cream parlour is creating a breast milk ice cream, calling it an "organic, free-range" treat.

Matt O'Connor, founder of the Icecreamists eatery, tells Reuters he'll start selling his "Baby Gaga" breast milk ice cream this week. The recipe combines Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest with breast milk provided by women who responded to an advertisement posted on an online mother's forum.

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"Some people will hear about it and go, 'yuck,' but actually it's pure, organic, free-range and totally natural," Mr. O'Connor told Reuters.

If the idea of consuming breast milk doesn't turn you off, the price just might. Baby Gaga costs about $23 per serving.

Some, however, swear it's delicious.

"I tried it for the first time today – it's very nice, it really melts in the mouth," said Victoria Hiley, 35, one of the mothers who supplied the milk.

New York chef Daniel Angerer might have started this wave of culinary experimentation with breast milk when he started serving cheese made with his wife's breast milk a year ago.

Potential yuck-factor aside, how do moms feel about being branded as "organic and free-range"?

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Wency Leung is a general assignment reporter for the Life section. Before joining The Globe in early 2010, she has worked as a reporter in Vancouver, Prague, and Phnom Penh. More

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