Ice-cream with 23-carat gold flakes costs $1k a scoop

A cafe in Dubai is selling what's been dubbed the world's most expensive ice-cream at 3,000 dirham (S$1,090) a scoop.

The Black Diamond is essentially Madagascar vanilla ice cream, but setting the tone for its hefty price tag are its exquisite toppings - Italian truffles, Iranian saffron, and edible 23-carat gold flakes.

The ice-cream, created from scratch at Scoopi Cafe, is served in a Versace bowl and a matching spoon, both of which customers can keep.

Fox News reported that only two orders had been made for the Black Diamond as at April 15.

The current holder of the Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert is Frrozen Haute Chocolate, a sundae created by Serendipity 3, a restaurant in New York.

The dessert is made using a blend of 28 cocoas, 14 of which are the most exotic in the world, and is infused with 5 grams of 23-carat edible gold. It is topped with whipped cream that's covered in even more gold as well as a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which costs close to $3,500 a pound.

Frrozen Haute Chocolate is served in a goblet that's lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-carat gold bracelet with a carat of white diamonds. It is eaten with a gold spoon with white and chocolate-coloured diamonds.

huizhen@sph.com.sg