Desserts are an all-time favorite treat for everyone. These delectable sweets are usually eaten to cap off meals. However, desserts have come to be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Although they are naturally sweet, they can come in various flavors and forms, depending on the place of a dessert’s origin.
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One dessert that is considered to be an all time classic is the ice cream. It is typically made from dairy products such as milk and cream and is often combined with fruits and other ingredients for flavoring. Its form and definition varies from country to country. Although ice cream can be typically sold at an affordable price in your local dessert store, there are those that come with a hefty price.
But, if you have the money, then why don’t you splurge on the world’s most expensive ice cream listed below:
10.) Truffle Ice Cream – $95
This delightful treat is the creation of chef Masa Takayam and is sold at the barMasa in Las Vegas’ ARIA Resort and Casino. The ice cream is made of white truffle ice cream, decorated with gold leaf and is served in a glass. It is known for its creamy flavor.
9.) Capannari Ice Cream – $190
What makes this particular brand of ice cream expensive is its very unique and exotic flavor. A master chef is greatly credited for this. Some of its famous flavors include black raspberry chip, Irish coffee and the ginger and chocolate hazelnut ganache. Its store is located in Chicago and it will cost you almost two hundred dollars just to purchase six pints.
8.) The Black Diamond – $817
This dessert is truly a gem. The Black Diamond Ice Cream is available at Dubai’s Scoopi Café. According to the owner of the café, it takes five whole weeks for the ice cream to be made. It comes with rare ingredients, which includes threads of saffron and black truffle.
The ice cream itself is made of Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream and is decorated with 23 karat gold leaf. It is served in a special bowl made by Versace, which you can bring home with you as a souvenir.
7.) Mauboussin Mega Sundae – $1,000
This mega sundae is served in the Bagatelle restaurant and is named after the French jewelry company that sponsors this dessert. This sundae is made with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate truffles, French macaroons, special sorbet, gold leaves, dark chocolate brownies and chocolate vodka sauce.
The brownies are covered in 24 karat gold and the special sorbet is created from Dom Perignon rose champagne. It is served in a large martini glass that comes with a unique gift if one is able to consume the entire sundae. The prize? A $590 Maubossin ring made with white gold, black steel and diamonds that comes in a beautiful black box.
6.) The Victoria – $1,000
The Victoria ice cream is available at the Langham Hotel’s Pavilion restaurant. This dessert is made with Hennessy VSOP cognac, vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream. It uses a 24 karat gold dust and a gold leaf as its decoration. In addition to that, the ice cream is further decorated with salted caramel, carmelized golden peanuts, butterscotch, dark chocolate croquant, whipped cream and hot fudge.
It is also topped with a chocolate crown before it is served in a Wedgewood crystal bowl that you can bring home after finishing the dessert. Aside from that, you can enjoy a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne with the treat.
5.) Golden Opulence Sundae – $1,000
The Golden Opulence Sundae can be bought at New York City’s famous Serendipity 3. This dessert is made of vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate and a 23 karat gold lead. This rather complicated ice cream is also made up of dessert caviar, candied fruits, truffles, gilded sugar flower and marzipan.
The chocolates used in the dessert are the rare and expensive Amedei Porcelana and Venezuelan Chuao. The caviar used has citrus and Armagnac brandy. It is served in a glass goblet with a special gold spoon. If you want to eat this, you have to call in for a reservation 48 hours in advance.
4.) Three Twins Ice Cream Sundae – $3,333.33
This ice cream sundae includes a banana split covered in syrups made from rare dessert wines. These wines are the German Trockenbeerenausiese, a 1960s vintage port and a Chateau D’Yquem. The ice cream is served with a special antique spoon from the 1850s.
The Three Twins Ice Cream company promises that a third of the purchases made from the ice cream will be donated to a land trust.
3.) Frozen Chocolate Haute – $25,000
This enticing combination of rare cocoa blends, milk, whipped cream and truffle pieces is also the creation of New York City’s Serendipity 3 restaurant. What makes this tasty dessert quite expensive is the fact that the chef adds five grams of 23 karat gold to the dessert.
It is served in a rare gold goblet lined with a row of diamonds. After finishing the dessert, you can keep the golden spoon and the rare 18-karat bracelet as a souvenir.
2.) Absurdity Sundae – $60,000
The Absurdity Sundae is in fact more than a dessert, it is an experience. This sundae is another product from the Three Twins Ice Cream Company. Aside from the fact that the sundae is made from rare ingredients, it takes a journey to enjoy the sundae.
One must take a journey to Mount Kilimanjaro before heading out to a five star Tanzanian hotel. In addition to that, you will be guided to climb up a mountain where one gets to keep a special souvenir T-shirt at the end of the hike. Your last stop will be coming face to face with the founder of the company, who will serve as your personal chef, as he creates the sundae in front of you.
1.) Strawberries Arnaud – $ 1.4 million
This one-of-a-kind dessert is available particularly in the state of Louisiana. The Strawberries Arnaud is a combination of vanilla ice cream, strawberries, wine, cream, spices, mint, and port.
The dessert is created and served at Arnaud’s restaurant in New Orleans. Its eye-popping price tag is inclusive of the 4.7 carat diamond ring used to decorate the top of the strawberries. This ring, which originally belonged to Sir Ernest Cassel, features a large pink diamond. You will also be given port wine from the Charles X Crystal Cave Liqueur collection to enjoy, while you eat your ice cream.
Despite the ridiculously hefty price tags of the ice cream concoctions included in this list, you cannot deny the fact that there are just some individuals who are willing to spend more not just on eating these desserts, but experiencing a whole new level of partaking of their favorite treats to cap their meals.
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