Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Mice cream

Mice cream
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You can get milk (and cream presumably) from any mammal. Haven't you ever wondered what mouse milk tastes like, or warthog milk? Just milk a whole lot of mice (the mechanics of this are left to the interested rodentologist) and make mice cream. You could come out with a sampler package - "ice cream bars from selected mammals" - get to know our relatives in the animal kingdom in a new way...

The other variation on boring old ice cream I have heard of is roast beef ice cream with gravy on top... Somebody must have tried this who has an ice cream maker. Right up there with chicken beer for those homebrewers with too much imagination for their own good...

wayne606, Feb 28 2003

Similar idea http://www.halfbake...27s_20Milk_20Cheese
[angel, Oct 04 2004]

Mouse Milk http://www.mousemilk.com/
Not recommended for putting in your tea. [pottedstu, Oct 04 2004]

Genetically engineered mouse milk http://news.bbc.co..../sci/tech/48959.stm
They've not put the strawberry flavouring genes in yet, but give them time. [pottedstu, Oct 04 2004]

Mice Recipes http://www.rense.com/general27/ram.htm
For FarmerJohn. That's, of course, if you don't just want to opt for the live baby mice, Hong Kong style. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004]


       Reminds me of Church Summer Camp in '77 when I told some asswipes from Fresno - "Aaaah, go suck a mouse" after they got their hands coated in dirt and shaving cream which I'd applied to our cabin's doorknob beneath the unscrewed lightbulb in anticipation of their arrival.<commas>,,,,,</commas>
thumbwax, Feb 28 2003

       Did you have many friends when you were young, [thumbwax] ?
8th of 7, Feb 28 2003

       Lame and a WIBNI. How would you get the bucket underneath them?
DrBob, Feb 28 2003

       My Scream!
DrBob, Feb 28 2003

       Very very small milking machine ? No need for a bucket, then.
8th of 7, Feb 28 2003

       If it was operated by clockwork and actually, really worked I could vote for that.
DrBob, Feb 28 2003

       Given that most ice cream is artificially flavored, you would actually only need a very small sample of mouse milk to generate a product. More to the point, why not just come up with some strange flavor (camomile and paprika, say), and market it as mice cream? Nesquik did very well using a rabbit to sell powdered flavoring for milk. Now, what mouse image could we use here...?   

       I don't think there is any more to this idea than a dumb pun, however.
dalek, Feb 28 2003

       Damn, what's that from?
snarfyguy, Feb 28 2003

       [wayne606] why don't you go smoke another?
Brain Fuct, Feb 28 2003

       I was thinking "mouse flavoured ice cream"....nice for the kitties.....
OpheliaFrump, Feb 28 2003

       I'm with wayne606 - I think this is a great idea. We should all be more adventurous in our experiences with dairy products. After all, we have goat's cheese, don't we?   

       Only thing is, you'd need an awful lot of mice. Although I suppose you could farm them. And maybe use specially trained (and probably muzzled) mouse-cats to round them up for milking in the morning. I wonder what you would call the farmhands, though? Mouseherds? Mouseboys? Definite potential.
lostdog, Feb 28 2003

       I'd give a rat's ass for rat ham.
FarmerJohn, Feb 28 2003

       //Did you have many friends when you were young//
Yeah, these guys were from a city 60 miles from ours - they were threatening us earlier, so I turned the tables on 'em by making 'em out to be a joke. Chumps.
thumbwax, Feb 28 2003

       Which cut do you want, [Farmer]? Butt or rump?
galukalock, Feb 28 2003

       //Nesquik did very well using a rabbit to sell powdered flavoring for milk//   

       ...you mean it's NOT made with rabbits? (gasp!)...
Cedar Park, Mar 01 2003

       By the looks of it we'll be discussing this until the mice come home.   

       [lostdog] - Mouse Wranglers (uh-oh, that brings to mind tiny denim jeans)   

       [dalek] - I think the rabbit in the Nesquik ads refers to the convenience of making milk into chocolate milk quickly, as in "quick like a bunny."   

       Moose Cream. anyone?
Canuck, Mar 02 2003

       [lostdog] Can there be any other... Mouseketeers!!!
reap, Mar 02 2003

       You mean mousekabobs ... I have this great cookbook (which I am too lazy to find and tell you the name of) that has these pictures of beautifully prepared yet gross foods. Mousekabobs, frog burgers, newt soup, salad sprinkled with beetles... Great stuff.
wayne606, Mar 03 2003

       [BinaryCookies] I think this is well clear of being just a pun and the [mfd] should be removed.
bristolz, Mar 03 2003

       Comparing this idea and 'cocktail mice' once again reveals the subtle difference in response due to presentation between a nearly serious idea and a clearly ludicrous one.
RayfordSteele, Mar 03 2003

       Would I just grab the mouse and wring it like a flannel to get the milk?
Parvenu, Mar 03 2003

       Simpsons did it!   

       Bart discovered that the school milk was coming from rats & Mayor Quimby was being paid off to keep quiet.   



       I like the name, though. What would you call the dippin' dots version of this?
morganw, Mar 03 2003

       You are a sick little man. How did you know Mice have nipples, anyway? I wonder if you ever had mice milk-fresh....
CV, Apr 01 2003

       Why do humans drink cow milk - thats what I wanna know.   

       Who thought it would be a good idea millions of years ago to suck on a cow's udders?   

       Why can't we buy pints of human milk in Safeway?   

       Have you ever TASTED your mother's milk (after being a baby of course) - its just disgusting! Why do babies drink it? Why do mothers force it on babies?   

       Formula tastes much nicer.
Lula, Jun 15 2003

       //Have you ever TASTED your mother's milk (after being a baby of course) - its just disgusting!//   

       Clearly, you have issues to work on. Personally I think formula sucks while breast milk is succulent.
Tiger Lily, Jun 15 2003

       formula 1 is growing on me thanks to ato_de
po, Jun 15 2003

       Formula 409 is handy as well, but I don't know how it tastes and don't care to find out.
krelnik, Jun 15 2003


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