The $1000 Golden Opulence
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The most expensive ice cream sundae in the world is called the Golden Opulence Sundae. It was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Serendipity 3. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2004.

The Golden Opulence is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive sundae priced at $1,000.

Watch the creation of a Golden Opulence Sundae
(Video by Destination Luxury)


5 scoops of rich Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf. It is drizzled with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela’s coast. The Golden Opulence is then suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It’s sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac.

How it is served
The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence, served with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel.

If you want to try a Golden Opulence, be sure to call ahead of time because in some cases it takes a few days to prepare.

Frrrozen Haute Chocolate - $25,000
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolote is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18 carat gold and white diamond bracelet attached to the neck. The goblet is further laced with 23 carat edible gold. The recipe includes Serendipity frozen hot chocolate mix that contains 14 rare and secret cocoas, 14 of the world rarest and most expensive cocoas from Africa and South America, milk, ice cubes whipped cream and shavings from the world's most expensive truffle, the La Madeline au Truffle ($2,500 a pound). Topping it with five grams of 24 carat edible gold, this opulent dessert is served with a $14,000 jewel encrusted spoon. The bracelet and the spoon belongs to the sweet-toothed customer who ordered this bejeweled dessert.
The World's Most Expensive Hot Dog
The most expensive hot dog in the world is made of beef and grilled in white truffle oil. The bun is salted pretzel bread that has been toasted in white truffle butter. The hot dog is topped with duck foie gras, caramelized Vidalia onions, heirloom tomato ketchup and Dijon mustard. Black truffles are included in both the foie gras and the Dijon mustard.
The World's Most Expensive Desert
The most expensive dessert is The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae costing $25,000 (£12,000), which was added to the menu of the Serendipity 3 restaurant, New York, USA on 7 November 2007.
Guinness World Record Set on July 23, 2010
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Guinness World Record
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