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Glow-In-The-Dark Ice-Cream: The Latest Innovation In Dessert

Looking for something new to tickle your taste buds?

Well, not only will this satisfy your cravings, it'll tantalise your eyeballs, too.

Yep, glow-in-the-dark ice-cream is a thing, and it's now available in Melbourne.

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196 Below specialises in ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, much like much-loved Sydney ice-cream phenomenon, N2.

They've now taken the science-heavy method of making ice-cream to a new level by adding 'UV-reactive liquid colouring' to it.

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The additive is said to be completely safe to consume and has been certified as such by Australia's equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration.

The ice cream is dairy-free and vegan and is available in three flavours: pine-lime, redskin (raspberry) and mango-passionfruit.

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196 Below co-owner Steve Felice says he was inspired by his younger days as a raver when coming up with this concept.

"'I used to be a dance party child in the 1990's and early 2000's and I used to make party clothes out of neon material."

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Though 196 Below are the first to create glow-in-the-dark ice cream in this capacity, they're not the first in the world.

In 2013 a British entrepreneur invented glow-in-the-dark ice cream that gained its flourescent quality from jellyfish protein - eww!

Images via eater.com

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