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World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae costs $1,000

Andrea Divirgilio / May 12, 2012

When it comes to tasteful bank breaking delicacies, Serendipity 3 has always been a record breaker. The New York Restaurant, known for its delicious cuisines and celebrity clientele, has featured prime in a number of discussions related to expensive food items back through time. We had told about their “Frrozen Haute Chocolate” – a mesmerizing blend of 28 cocoa varieties from around the world. Priced at $25,000, the dessert easily qualified as one of the most expensive items in the category. They had also presented the world’s most expensive mince pie. And now, let us turn focus on their iconic ice-cream sundae. Covered in layers of chocolate with a 23 carat gold leaf adding to its appeal, the ice-cream sets you back $1000!

World's Most Expensive Ice Cream sundae sells for $1,000

Thanks to an over the top price tag, Serendipity 3’s sundae has found place in Guinness Book of World records as the most expensive dessert. Named Golden Opulence Sundae, the delectable treat is synonymous with all things extravagant. Made from Tahitian Vanilla ice cream with a dash of Madagascar Vanilla thrown in, the sundae is a masterpiece all the way. Amedei Porcelana, world’s most expensive chocolate, is drizzled over the Sundae in generous amounts. For topping, Serendipity 3’s master chefs hunted down a rare Venezuelan chocolate. Almonds bathed in gold and candied fruits costing $100 per pound and sourced all the way from Paris add to the Sundae’s hefty price tag. And no, the list does not end here, for the sundae is further decorated with a gilded flower. A sugary mass, it takes eight hours to create. Needless to point out, a royal dish like the Golden opulence Sundae deserves a grand serving. And to make their ice-cream’s appeal come full circle, Serendipity chose a Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet. At $300, the serving bowl is no less charming than the delicacy it carries. The best part is, if you are lucky enough to scoop out chunks of this pricey sundae, then the bowl will be all yours.

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The golden opulence has been around for quiet some time now. Conceived in the run up to Serendipity 3’s 50th anniversary, the sundae is being served at the restaurant for the past eight years. Recipes were experimented with and ingredients sourced before the team hit upon the final idea. While every person with a sweet tooth may not be able to taste the Golden Opulence, it still accounts for a sizeable fan following across the nation. The Sundae, according to Serendipity sources, attracts 50 people in a year. The delicacy is ordered to mark special occasions like Birthdays or anniversaries, the source further reveals.

Serendipity 3's client list has included names like Marylyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy

That Serendipity 3 would conjure up something extravagant and expect it to be bought comes like no surprise when we run a quick check over the restaurant’s glamorous client list. From Marilyn Monroe to Jackie Kennedy, the restaurant has time and again been graced by some of the nation’s and the world’s best known figures. All we can say is, if digging into the sundae does not dig a big hole in your pockets, then do give it a try.

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