You may have heard of ice cream flavored with beer or bacon and thought that was strange. But what about ice cream that glows in the dark?
A U.K. ice cream maker has developed an ice cream that you can eat in the dark. Sounds like something out of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
Lick Me Delicious owner Charlie Harry Francis enlisted a Chinese scientist to help make glow-in-the-dark ice cream, made from synthesizing the luminescent protein that is found in jellyfish.
Here's where the science comes in. The protein reacts with your tongue at a neutral pH and as the temperature of the mouth heats up, the raised pH levels trigger the glow, the inventor told U.K. newspaper Metro.
The ice cream which came out for Halloween is still available, but Francis may have a hard time selling much of it due to its cost. One scoop is $225. There also might be some concern with the customer as to whether or not the ice cream is even safe to eat.
”It is incredible stuff but still at very early days in terms of production,” Francis said. It’s unclear what the glow-in-the-dark flavor tastes like–or if it’s even safe. “Is it safe to eat?” The owner wrote on the site. “Well I tried some and I don’t seem to be glowing anywhere, so we’ll go with a yes for now.”
Francis also makes ice cream flavors in chili, lamb and bee.