Why This Glow in the Dark Ice Cream Costs £140 a Pop

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Of all the unique varieties that Ben & Jerry's has concocted over the years, nothing can come close to the wonderful absurdity that is this glowing ice cream created by Charlie Francis. Using a synthesised version of the luminescent proteins that cause jellyfish to glow when they're agitated, this gleaming frozen treat actually gets brighter as you lick it.

The ice cream seems perfectly safe to eat, but you probably don't want to serve it at your next midnight birthday party. Those synthesised proteins are incredibly expensive, and mixed up in a batch of glowing ice cream means each scoop would cost about £140, and that's just to break even. If you wanted to turn a profit with such a creation, you'd need to charge even more making it a particularly hard sell—unless you found a way to deep fry it.  I'm sure Scottish takeaways will be able to find a way. [Lick Me I'm Delicious via Thrillist]