From ancient times ice cream is one of the most appreciated dessert all around the world. The
boundless combinations and ingredients that can be used to prepare ice cream, makes it very attractive for all tastes. Golden Opulence Sundae is one of the most famous ice cream because of the most expensive ingredients used for its creation. This ice cream costs 1000 dollars.
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Initially, Golden Opulence Sundae was created in 2004 by Serendipity 3 restaurant, from Manhattan, to celebrate their 50th anniversary. For such a special occasion, the creation couldn’t be nothing else than special. All the ingredients used have individually the reputation to be expensive and very tasty.
The Serendipity representatives have made the recipe public. First of all, the famous ice cream is made with 5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream. Tahitian vanilla beans have complex floral aromas and are very appreciated. The ice cream is infused with Madagascar vanilla, which is also very famous because of its dark and creamy flavor with stunning sweet aroma.
Tahitian vanilla beans. Photo source: rawfoodrevival
Golden Opulence Sundae is drizzled with a chocolate syrup made from one of the most famous and expensive chocolate: Amedei Porcelana. The chocolate heaven doesn’t stop here. Serendipity decided to cover the ice cream with chunks from Chuao chocolate, a rare chocolate made from cocoa beans cultivated in Venezuela, the homeland of cocoa.
Amedei chocolate. Photo source: ultimatechocolateblog.blogspot
The ice cream is decorated with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold covered almonds, truffles and marzipan cherries
The top is stunning. First is a leaf made from 23 k pure gold rolled into very thin sheets that have only few microns thick. Second is the tiny glass bowl with Grand Passion Caviar. This is an exclusive dessert caviar, that has golden color and made of salt-free American Golden caviar.
American Golden caviar. Photo source: earthy
The finish touch is a gilded sugar flower created by Ron Ben-Israel, a famous pastry chef known for his his detail in sugar paste flowers.
The Golden Opulence Sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal, that can be kept as a memory by those who want. The ice cream couldn’t be savurated without a 18K gold spoon, but this one is not to be kept as memory.
From the beginning of its creation, Golden Opulence Sundae gained popularity. It was listed in 2007 in Guinness World Record as the most expensive sundae in the world. Serendipity representatives stated that they sell approximately one ice ice cream per month. However, the sundae ice cream unleashed some controversy. Some people think it is suitable for the snobs, other consider it an extraordinary delicious dessert that worth all the money.
What do you say about Golden Opulence Sundae? It’s worth it to pay 1000 dollars?
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