The Most Expensive Desserts in the World
No matter what your favorite meal is, you must admit there’s nothing better than concluding it with a delicious, sweet and flavored dessert, whether it involves cookies, biscuits, pastries, puddings, pies or ice creams. Now as you would expect, different cultures serve desert differently and pay more or less importance to it. So if you enjoy traveling and trying new things, why don’t you have a look at our list regarding the world’s most expensive desserts?
13. The Rocambolesc Gelateria Ice Creams in Girona, Spain
We start off or top 15 with a relatively cheap but otherwise delicious ice cream treat that can be purchased from an ice cream parlor run by the Roca brothers in the Spanish city of Girona. An ice cream cone here costs approximately $3.6, and it comes in a wide variety of delicious flavors and joyful arrangements.
12. The Banana Cream Pie at CUT at 45 Park Lane in London
After you enjoyed a delicious meal at the famed CUT at 45 Park Lane restaurant in London, we suggest you try out their fabulous bruleed baby banana cream pie. This exquisite desert is made using banana foster ice cream and 10-year old chocolate sauce, and it will set you back about $32.
11. The Caramelized Hazelnut Dacquoise at the Burj Al Arab
Even though the Burj Al Arab is one of the most expensive and extravagant hotels in the world, its Al Mahara restaurant does not charge exorbitant fees for its delicious sweet treats. A Caramelized Hazelnut Dacquoise, for example, costs just $45. The recipe for this particular dessert involves bourbon ice cream, milk chocolate and chocolate mousse.
10. The Imperial Torte at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna
If you decided to check in at the lavish Hotel Imperial during your stay in Vienna, you simply must try their handmade Imperial Torte. For $62, you get a delicious chocolate cake that comes in its own custom-made wooden box.
9. The Truffle Ice Cream at barMasa in Las Vegas
The barMasa can be found within the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and it serves a fabulous Truffle Ice Cream that includes gold flakes and seasonal truffles. The price for such a delight is $95 per portion.
8. La Madeline au Truffle by Knipschildt Chocolatier in Connecticut
La Madeline au Truffle is definitely the most expensive chocolate in the world, since it comes with a whopping price tag of $250. Its price is justified by rare and pretentious ingredients such as Valrhona dark chocolate and a French Perigord truffle bathed in ganache. If you choose to buy one, you will receive your expensive truffle on a layer of sugar pearls, while the packaging involves a silver box.
7. The Ciragan Palace Luxury Cake at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
If you would like to savor this lavish dessert, you should know that you have to order it a day in advance. That said, the Ciragan Palace Luxury Cake includes delicious raspberries marinated in Hennessy Paradis cognac, Venezuelan Grand Cru chocolate, a Louis Roederer champagne truffle shaped like a heart and 19k gold leaves. Of course, all this extravagance comes at a price: $549 to be precise.
6. The Oak Dessert at the Sirocco Restaurant in Bangkok
Even though it might not seem like much on a glance, the Oak dessert will actually surprise you with its three courses, each accompanied by a rare cognac or wine. The menu must be ordered a day in advance, and its first course includes a blend of jelly, crumble and banana, as well as a glass of 1996 Chateau La Tour Blance, 1er Cru. The second course involves blackberry, Amedei chocolate and a taste of Graham’s Port, Vintage from 1983. The third and final course is served with L’Or de Martell cognac, and it includes Amedei chocolate, a truffle and honey. The Price? Approximately $814.
5. The Golden Opulence Sunday at Serendipity in New York
The Serendipity restaurant in New York will amaze you with its lavish Golden Opulence Sunday dessert, provided you are willing to pay $1000 for it. This extraordinary desert is made using a mix of Chuao chocolate, Amedei Porceleana chocolate, Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream and grande passon caviar infused with passion fruit. To top it all off, the Golden Opulence Sunday includes gold dragets and a 23k gold leaf.
4. The Golden Phoenix Cupcake at Bloomsbury’s Cafe in Dubai
If you want to taste the most expensive cupcake in the world, you have to order it at Bloomsbury’s cafe two days in advance. You should be ready to pay about $1000 for it, but you will also be glad to know that half of that money will go into the World Food Programe. The cupcake is made out of 23k edible gold sheets.
3. The Ice-Cream Sundae at the Three Twins Ice Cream Outlet in Napa
The Three Twins Ice Cream outlet can be found at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, and it offers a very special ice-cream sundae priced at no less than $3,333. For that money, you get a banana split that includes a series of special syrups made from wines such as Chateau D’Yquem, German Trockenbeerenauslese and Vintage Port from the 60s. If you order the dessert a day in advance, a cellist will play for you while you savor it.
2. The Stilt Fisherman at The Fortress Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka
The Stilt Fisherman is an extraordinary, rare delight that can be afforded only by a select few, since it comes with an overwhelming price tag of $14,500. This gold leaf Italian cassata-style desert has a Dom Perignon champagne base, and it is flavored with Irish cream infused with delicious fruit, which will tantalize your taste buds in ways you never thought possible. It was named after the chocolate carving that accompanies it, which depicts a traditional Sri Lankan stilt fisherman. Another important “ingredient” represents a lavish 80k Aquamarine stone, which surely has something to do with the aforementioned price.
1. The $60,000 Ice Cream Sundae from Three Twins Ice Cream
With a whopping price of $60,000, the second offering from the Three Twins Ice Cream outlet is surely the most expensive desert in the world. It consists of an ice cream sundae made using glacial ice from Mount Kilimanjaro. As you probably suspect, there is more to the story, since no ice cream could possibly be worth 60 grand, no matter how delicious it might be. Therefore, the company will use that money to buy you a first-class plane ticket to the famed mountain, pay for accommodations and arrange a guided tour. Afterwards, some of the funds will be donated to an African non-profit environmental foundation. You will also receive an organic T-shirt as a souvenir.