Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream Debuts

A UK man has invented a spooky treat

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Apparently your ice cream can now glow in the dark.

Few things can actually make ice cream better than it already is (save for alcohol), but Charlie Francis, behind U.K. company Lick Me I'm Delicious, has created an eerie ice cream that glows in the dark.

Metro reports that the dessert was inspired by jellyfish, which have a protein that makes them glow in the dark.

Francis, who researched jellyfish, convinced experts in China to create a synthetic protein that mimics the jellyfish sheen; "it is incredible stuff but still at very early days in terms of production," Francis said. The protein, which was then whipped into ice cream, reacts when the pH level of the ice cream changes. "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," Francis said.

The ice cream debuted last night, at $222 a scoop. "Damn those expensive jellyfish," Francis writes on Facebook.

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