There is food available to suit all budgets and tastes right across the globe. While some people are happy with simple foods, others prefer to enhance their eating experience by buying expensive foodstuffs.
How much an item of food costs often depends on its availability, if it is in season, the type of food it is, and difficult it is to grow, manufacture, or cook.
When thinking of expensive food, it is probably items such as fillet steak, lobster, and truffles that come to mind. One type of food that you might not consider as expensive is ice cream.
This is usually widely available at a relatively low cost as it is generally made using simple ingredients. However, their ice creams available that cost even more than you would be willing to pay for a new car. Here are some of the most expensive ice creams in the world.
Serendipity 3 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae - $25,000
If you have a spare $25,000 in cash to spare, then you might fancy trying the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae that is created at Serendipity 3 in New York City. This luxurious dessert is made from an ice cream with ingredients including rare cocoa blends, truffle pieces, whipped cream, and milk.
Inside the ice cream, there is even a nugget of 23-karat gold ice cream. It is served in a gold goblet with a gold spoon. Diners who order this $25,000 dessert also get an 18-karat gold bracelet to keep as a souvenir.
Scoopi’s Black Diamond - $817 per scoop
Although most of the expensive ice creams come in the form of a sundae with additional ingredients added to the ice cream, there are also ice creams that you can buy per scoop that also cost extortionate amounts. The most expensive of these is Scoopi’s Black Diamond ice cream which is available for $817 per scoop.
The basis of the ice cream is a simple Madagascar vanilla bean flavored ice cream. It costs so much because of the other ingredients added to this base. These include 23-karat gold flakes, rare ambrosial Iranian saffron, and Italian truffles. The single scoop of delicious ice cream is served in a Versace bowl with a matching spoon that customers can take away as a keepsake of their dining experience.
Absurdity Sundae - $60,000
The Absurdity Sundae is created by the Three Twin Ice Cream Company. It costs a staggering $60,000. However, the makers of this sundae are not in it just to make money.
They take from the price the cost of the ingredients used to create the dessert and then the profits are given to an African charity that focuses on conserving the environment. Unfortunately, there is an additional cost in sampling this treat as you will need to pay for your airfare to Tanzania as this is the only place that serves the Absurdity Sundae.
Three Twins Ice Cream Sundae - $3,333
The makers of the Absurdity Sundae also have a more affordable dessert option that is simply called the Three Twins Ice Cream Sundae. At $3,333.33, this is just a fraction of the cost of this company’s other extravagant dessert. There is an element of fun to this dessert as it is served like a banana split that is topped with a range of unusual syrups made from rare dessert wines. A third of the price of this sundae is given to a land trust.
Golden Opulence Sundae - $1,000
New York City’s Serendipity 3 also offers a more economical version of its Frrrozen Haute Chocolate Sundae called the Golden Opulence Sundae. If you want to sample this sweet treat, you need to let them know 48 hours in advance of your visit, so they can prepare the dish for you. It has a glass goblet rather than a gold goblet but still comes with a gold spoon. This exclusive dessert comes at a cost of $1,000.
The Victoria - $1,000
The Victoria is a special ice cream dessert that is only served at the Pavilion Restaurant at the Langham Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The sundae contains both vanilla and chocolate ice cream that are laced with Hennessy VSOP cognac. It is then sprinkled with gold dust and topped with 24-karat gold leaf. To enjoy this sundae will set you back $1,000.
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