Yes, you read that right – when a 99 ice cream just doesn’t suffice, you can order an ice cream in Selfridges for £99. This creation is made to order and takes over 4 hours to put together.
With rumours of a late summer heat-wave on it’s way and September being the busiest month for food and drink events, naturally our thoughts turn to soaking up the sun with our sunglasses on and enjoying the last few delicious ice creams of the summer.
The Billionaire’s Soft Serve, comes complete with a gold-leaf coated flake and spoon. Each wafer cone — dipped in dark chocolate and coated in golden pearls — contains a dollop as big as your head and weighs in at 350g, about the same as an entire tub of shop-bought ice cream.
Two large gelato spheres (one of mango, ginger and passion fruit and one of
rich dark chocolate)
A Belgian white chocolate truffle filled with salted caramel sauce
Salted caramel soft serve gelato
Toppings on the dessert include:
A raspberry sorbetto macaroon decorated with a white chocolate glaze
Persian sea salt and edible diamonds
A chocolate flake, coated in gold leaf
A pipette full of mango, ginger and passion fruit sauce
A Gold chocolate spoon
To finish off, a glistening piece of edible gold leaf.
Back in 2006, Selfridges introduced the nation’s most expensive sandwich costing £85. It consisted of wagyu beef, foie gras and black truffle mayonnaise.
Although this pricey dessert is extreme, it is not the most expensive icecream in the world:
New York restaurant, Serendipity 3’s Golden Opulence Sundae is arguable as famous its clientele.
The extravagant ice cream, listed as the Guinness Book of World Records’ most expensive dessert, costs a staggering $1000 and is covered in 23-carat gold leaf.
According to Barcroft Media, around 50 people a year stop by to sample the unique flavour of the Opulence Sundae, often to mark special occasions such as anniversaries, graduation celebrations and sweet sixteen birthdays.
You can also get the appropriately named Absurdity Sundae for $60,000 The Three Twins Ice Cream’s founder will accompany you to the mountain and personally make the world renowned Absurdity Sundae while you enjoy the view from Africa’s tallest peak. The price also includes first class ticket to Tanzania, a stay at a five-star hotel, a climb with a tour guide and a t-shirt for a souvenir.