This Sundae Costs $3,333, but Is Not a Record-Breaker

This Sundae Costs $3,333, but Is Not a Record-Breaker Photo (cc) by Akihito Fujii

If you have a sweet tooth and $3,333.33 burning a hole in your pocket, Three Twins Ice Cream has just the dessert for you.

The small chain in Northern California serves a sundae that owner Neal Gottlieb tells CBS News has yet to be ordered. Here’s how CBS describes it:

Start with three scoops of organic ice cream, add an organic banana and then bathe in a trio of syrups made from rare — and expensive — dessert wines: a vintage Port from the 1960s; a fabled Chateau D’yquem from the Sauternes region of southwestern France; and a German Trockenbeerenauslese, known for the “noble rot” that oenophilic dreams are made of.

The decadent confection is served with an antique spoon from the 1850s, as a cellist provides musical accompaniment to soothe the digestion.

Gottlieb says the dessert is more of a lighthearted marketing move meant to promote his company than it is an appeal to the wealthy or gluttonous. And should anyone order it, one-third of the price will be donated to charity.

But while Three Twins Ice Cream calls its four-figure masterpiece “the world’s most expensive ice cream sundae,” that title technically belongs to a much more expensive sundae, according to Guinness World Records.

The Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York added the $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae to its menu in 2007. Here’s how Guinness describes it:

The dessert uses a fine blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the world’s most expensive. The sundae was made in partnership with luxury jeweller Euphoria New York.

The dessert is decorated with 5 g (0.17 oz) of edible 23-karat gold and is served in a goblet lined with edible gold. The base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds. The dessert is eaten with a gold spoon, itself decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.

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