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Glow-in-the-dark ice cream will cost you $200 a scoop

For all you ice cream connoisseurs out there, something new is lighting up cones around the world.  (Shannon Fagan)
For all you ice cream connoisseurs out there, something new is lighting up cones around the world. (Shannon Fagan)
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Updated: 11/03/2013 10:46 am
TAMPA, Fla. (NEWSY.COM) -- For all you ice cream connoisseurs out there, something new is lighting up cones around the world. Check it out.

“British inventors made an ice cream that glows in the dark. The ice cream gets its green sheen from a synthesized protein that makes jellyfish glow.”

It’s pretty cool to look at, but as far as the taste, there’s no mention of that.

Lick Me I’m Delicious is the company behind the concoction. Its main developer, Charlie Francis, had a more in-depth explanation of how the glowing ice cream works, saying: “The protein we are using in the ice cream reacts with your tongue at neutral pH. So as your mouth warms up the protein it will raise the pH level and the ice cream will glow.”

And the more you lick it, the brighter it gets. But there’s a catch — an expensive one.

The luminescent treat costs more than $200 a scoop. So chances are slim you’ll be seeing it at your local ice cream shop anytime soon. 

So why the high price tag? Well, here’s a hint: On the company’s Facebook page, Francis wrote, “Dam those expensive jellyfish.”

And man, is he right — jellyfish luminescence is reportedly four times the price of gold.

Lick Me I’m Delicious is famous for its odd ice cream flavors like beef, cheese and beer.

But the ice cream endeavors won't stop at glow-in-the-dark. Up next, Francis wants to work on invisible ice cream, although he admits, “It is inherently impossible because of the refraction caused by the ice crystals which make up the ice cream, but I reckon we will find a way of doing it.”

Invisible ice cream? Makes you wonder: Whatever happened to rocky road or vanilla?

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