The Popsicle Responsible for Miracles & Hallucinations All Over London

Posted by Tony on June 12th, 2012

If you’ve never heard of ‘The Icecreamists’, a cutting edge ice cream lab/shop/parlor in Covent, London where owner Mark O’ Connor came under fire last year for his breastmilk ice cream.

But breastmillk was SO last year.

This year, O’ Connor’s latest creation is called the Vice Lolly (for those that’ve never heard the term, ‘lolly’ refers to candy or sweets…there…we’ve performed our community service for the week).

Made from a mix of holy water imported from the spring at the Grotto of Massabielle at Lourdes, sugar and 80% absinthe frozen into the shape of a pistol.

The holy water, taken from a spring where a 14 year-old claimed she saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. Thousands now flock to the grotto hoping for miracle cures to whatever ailments they may have. Which is what makes this popsicle so expensive…priests sell the supposed miracle holy water for about $123 a liter (~1 quart).

Next time you’re in London, you can experience your own visions via this absinthe imbued popsicle for about $28 (USD).

[The Icecreamists]

  • http://twitter.com/DragonkinSverd Steven Sword

    $123 a liter? Talk about taking advantage of desperate  people. I’d eat an Absinthe gun-sicle, but not one made with holy water.

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    Just like a vampire would say :)

  • Funsucker McBuzzkill the third

    A pedant from the UK writes… Lolly = candy in Australia. In the UK a lolly is specifically either a lollipop or a popsicle (short for ice lolly, hence the play on words ‘vice lolly’).

    (On a side note: when I was in Lourdes (admittedly 15 or 16 years ago) the water was free at the grotto, or a few francs for a 2 litre blessed bottle from one of the millions of religious tat vendors. So  – unless things have changed hugely in less than two decades – balls to that being why it’s expensive).

  • http://twitter.com/ozzit Chris Osborne

    Ahoy chaps, another pedant from the UK here.

    The breast milk ice-cream parlour (named, incidentally, “Baby Gaga”) was in Covent Garden, not convent. 

    I’m not sure a convent would be the best place to ask for breast milk. Or perhaps it would be. Try it and see.