We all scream for ice cream, but the price of a soft-serve cone currently available at an ice-cream boutique in the London department store Selfridges may instead make you gasp: Snowflake Luxury Gelato’s “The Billionaire” will cost you £99, which at today’s exchange rate is about $128 U.S.
For a price like that (note: could be worse), you’d think the thing would be covered with diamonds and gold — and guess what? It is!
Weighing nearly a pound, the deluxe, made-to-order dessert features “Persian blue” salted-caramel gelato in a house-made waffle cone “dipped in rare 75% criollo cocoa single plantation Madagascan dark chocolate” and is adorned with mango, ginger and passion-fruit gelato spheres, according to Snowflake Gelato.
Toppings include caramelized pecans and a salted-caramel-filled Belgian white-chocolate truffle as well as a white-chocolate-glazed, raspberry sorbet-filled macaroon on which sits a sparkling tiara of edible diamonds. Pretty as a princess.
But the luxury lick’s bling doesn’t stop there. The whole thing is ablaze with bits of 24-carat gold leaf and crowned with a whopping gold flake.
If you’re planning to pop for it, schedule a little extra time in your shopping expedition. The towering treat takes about 15 minutes to pull together, the New York Post reports. But given the melt factor, you should probably snap and share your photos a bit more speedily than that. Otherwise, you may seriously be dripping with diamonds.
Photo courtesy of @snowflakegelato