The most expensive ice cream sundae in the world is called the “Grand Opulence” Sundae and was made to celebrate the 50th celebration of Manhattan bistroSerendipity 3. Serendipity 3 commemorated their 50th celebration in 2004 and determined to make the world’s most costly ice cream sundae as a promotion stunt.
The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence, assisted with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar bloom by Ron Ben-Israel. How many customers have been eager to spend the $1,000 that this sundae costs? The founders admit it’s an outrageous price tag, but they state it has “snob appeal”.
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.