Image via WikipediaI love ice cream. It has always been a weakness of mine. It is nothing for me to polish off an entire pint of ice cream in one sitting. I love all kinds of ice cream and just about any flavor. It's all good. I think my favorite flavor of ice cream is Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby. Of course, Baskin & Robbins has another of my all time favorite flavors in their Baseball Nut ice cream.
I love ice cream so much that one year my wife and my son gave me the Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Cookbook and an ice cream maker. Over the years, that machine has gotten a good bit of use. Sometimes I would use the recipes in the cookbook and other times I adjusted the base recipe with some of my own creations. Once I made Mango ice cream with fresh mangoes and another time a coffee based ice cream with chocolate covered almonds.
As adventurous as I would get in my ice cream sampling and creations, I also have to admit that for the most part I am not a very adventurous eater. My wife complains that I need to be more willing to try different types of foods. I get a little squeamish at the thought of eating certain foods. I will not go into a lot of the details of what those things are. I am so squeamish that sometimes the thought of eating certain foods would make me gag.
As is my custom, during my commute yesterday I was listing to talk radio on 630WMAL here in the DC area. During one of the news breaks between segments of the show I was listening they alluded to the story of a shop in London that was selling an ice cream made with human breast milk. The concoction is being sold under the flavor "Lady Gaga." I haven't fully decided how I feel about this, but I am leaning towards the squeamish side.
It is not that I am squeamish about the idea of human breast milk per se. After all, I was breast fed as a baby. However, breast milk is meant for babies. There is something a tad unsavory in the idea of a woman having her breast milk harvested for some purpose other than the feed a baby. If the thought of an ice cream isn't enough to turn you off from trying "Lady Gaga," the price might be. It is being sold at the premium price of approximately $23 per scoop. That is a lot of Chubby Hubby.