What’s the most you would spend on a single milkshake? If you set your hard limit at $99, you’re out of luck, because the new Guinness World Record holder for the most expensive milkshake ever made will cost you a cool one hundred bucks. And honestly, it looks tempting enough to warrant dropping some serious cash.
This pricey and decadent LUXE Milkshake is served at Serendipity 3 in New York City (via Geekologie). While it comes “in a custom milkshake glass adorned with over 3,000 Swarovski crystals,” that has nothing to do with its big price tag.
So how is it even possible to make something primarily consisting of milk and ice cream genuinely cost so much? According to Guinness World Records, the frosty dessert’s extravagant, high-end ingredients—including edible gold!—are responsible for its oversized cost. Take a look:
- Jersey milk – made from cows originally bred in the Channel Islands, which are popular for the high butterfat content
- Tahitian vanilla ice cream – 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 edible gold – this pure and edible gold creates a glimmering, golden sparkle when mixed with the other ingredients
- Whipped cream – 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 Maraschino Cherries – 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
That does look pretty freaking good, but for $100 bucks, the milkshake should at least include a cameo from Uma Thurman.
Would you be willing to pony up for this pricey drink? Tell us why in the comments below.
Featured Image: Guinness World Records