Last month the Hotel Marquis Los Cabos, Mexico took the humble ice lolly to new heights with its latest poolside refreshment. Costing $1,000 and made from 24-karat gold flakes and premium tequila, Clase Azul Ultra (which costs around $1,500 a bottle), this is one lavish lolly. Inspired by the pricey popsicle, here’s a selection of some of the world’s most luxurious (and expensive) ice creams…
One of the mainstays on the menu of Serendipity 3, New York, is its famous Golden Opulence Sundae. Tahitian vanilla ice cream drizzled with one of the world’s most expensive chocolates, Amedei Porceleana, the sundae is adorned with candied fruits, chocolate truffles, gold-covered almonds and 23-karat edible gold leaf. It’s no surprise that the $1,000 sundae has to be ordered 48 hours in advance.
For some though a $1,000 sundae just isn’t opulent enough, enter the $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate. Teaming up with jewellery, Euphoria New York, Serendipity 3 produced this stunningly expensive dessert in 2007. With a blend of 28 cocoas from all over the world and infused with, you guessed it, 23-karat gold, the dish is topped with the world’s most expensive truffle, La Madeline au Truffe. It also comes with some luxury souvenirs, such as a diamond encrusted 18-karat gold bracelet and of course, a gold spoon covered in white- and chocolate-coloured diamonds.
Luxurious enough yet? Wait, there’s more. California-based organic ice cream chain, Three Twins Ice Cream offer customers two fancy frozen delicacies. First there’s their unique take on the traditional banana split, made with syrups from three rare wines and served with a spoon from the 1850s, all for the bargain price of just $3333.33.
Or, perhaps you’d prefer the aptly named World’s More Expensive Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae. A $60,000 dessert, this is of course much more than just a bowl of ice cream. The hefty price tag actually includes first class airfare to Tanzania, five-star accommodation, a generous charity donation and a guided climb to the top of Mount Kilamanjaro where the company’s founder will hand-churn your ice cream using the summit’s glacial ice. Oh and you get a free organic t-shirt too.
Wow. Maybe the $1,000 Marquis ice lolly was a bargain after all!
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