NYC is known to have some pretty extravagant food creations—like 24-karat gold chicken wings, most expensive cup of coffee, or largest Moscow Mule—but as of this week, it’s also home to “The World’s Most Expensive Milkshake.”
According to the Guinness World Record, Serendipity 3 is behind this decadent treat. Sure, they may have a $1,000 sundae, but now you can order a $100 LUXE Milkshake to wash down all the ice cream…and gold.
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HAPPY NATIONAL MILKSHAKE DAY #FACTS JUN. 20, 2018 Available for ordering as of today (Wednesday 20 June), known as National Vanilla #MilkshakeDay in the US, Serendipity 3’s #LUXEMilkshake has set the new record with a value of $100 USD Created for the national day, this lavish milkshake contains some very expensive ingredients which help make this treat so exclusive? Those who order the LUXE Milkshake will have the luxurious blend served in a custom glass adorned with more than 3,000 premium #Swarovski® #crystals designed by Master Artist #KellieDeFries the ‘ #CrystalNinja ’. Behind the restaurant’s latest extravagancy is none other than chef, #JoeCalderone who has designed several of Serendipity 3’s record breaking dishes For this title, each #ingredient was individually selected by the #chef for its unique and delectable qualities: #Jerseymilk – made from cows originally bred in the Channel Islands, which are popular for the high butterfat content #Tahitianvanilla #icecream – sourced from premium slow-grown, sun-cured vanilla beans Devonshire luxury clotted cream – produced in Devon, England, this thick and rich cream is made from heating fine milk until a thick layer of golden cream forms on the surface Madagascar vanilla beans – as the most labour intensive to grow, the Madagascar vanilla plants, Vanilla Planifolia, take up to three years to produce beans that are intense in flavour 23 karat #ediblegold – this pure and edible gold creates a glimmering, golden sparkle when mixed with the other ingredients #Whippedcream – a grass-fed cream, infused with a simple syrup of sugar and vanilla Le Cremose Baldizzone (donkey caramel sauce) – this rare sauce that is sweet and unique in flavour is made from #Venezuelan cocoa, Piedmont hazelnuts, fresh donkey’s milk, and cane sugar Luxardo Gourmet #MaraschinoCherries – produced in Luxardo, Italy, these cherries are dense and chewy with a sweet-tart flavour made with prized sour Marasca cherries and preserved in the fruit’s famed liquor #NINFONETWORK #FOODNINFO #TRUECOOKS #FOODNETWORK #FOODANDWINE #TASTY #EATER #NYC #LAEATS #MANHATTAN #uglydelicious #bonappetit #huffposttaste
The luxurious shake was created for National Vanilla Milkshake Day (Wed. June 20), and is served in a glass covered in over 3,000 Swarovski crystals. The designer of the custom glass is Master Artist Kelli DeFries.
The milkshake itself was developed by chef Joe Calderone, who has been the mastermind behind several other extravagant Serendipity 3 concoctions. The ingredients include: Tahitian vanilla ice cream, jersey milk, Devonshire luxury clotted cream, Le Cremose Baldizzone (donkey caramel sauce), grass-fed whipped cream, Madagascar vanilla beans, Luxardo gourmet maraschino cherries, and, of course, 23 karat edible gold.
featured image source: Guinness World Record / Chocky