Glow in the dark ice cream is a real thing… and it’s made from jellyfish???
Glow in the dark ice cream is now a real thing. How do they make it glow? Jelly fish. Seriously. Ice cream creator Charlie Francis of Lick Me I’m Delicious, invented the fluorescent ice cream, using calcium activated proteins that react when they are agitated, or to put it a non sciencey way, it glows when you lick it.
How much is a glow in the dark jellyfish ice cream cone? They worked out the numbers to come in at around 140 pounds ($225) per scoop. Umm… that’s a pricy dessert.
Is it safe to eat??? Francis talks a little about the safety of jellyfish ice cream by stating, “I tried some and I don’t seem to be glowing anywhere, so we’ll go with a yes for now.” They have also made a non-jellyfish version using quinine from tonic to make a glow in the UV dark gin and tonic sorbet they sell.
Where can you get this amazing and ridiculously expensive jellyfish protein? Try here, here, or here to get you started. Granted, you still need a lab and some geeky friends to get this to do anything. Simply mixing this into your cookies will NOT produce anything but an incredibly expensive jellyfish/insect cookies. Who needs THOSE, anyways?
Lick Me I’m Delicious is known for it’s, let’s just say, unusual ice cream flavours such as roast beef, horseradish & Yorkshire pudding, lamb & mint,and cheddar cheese. They also have some pretty nifty contraptions you can rent for events.