19 Ice Creams You've Never Tried Slideshow
May 9, 2012
The World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae — Three Twins Ice Cream, San Francisco
Bet you thought the Grand Opulence sundae from Serendipity 3 would be the priciest frozen dessert on this list — think again. Three Twins Ice Cream is a small chain of organic scoop shops in Northern California, and they’ve created a sundae more expensive that you can imagine. This $3,333.33 banana split is topped with three syrups made from three extremely rare dessert wines — a 1960s vintage port, a Chateau D’Yquem, and a German Trockenbeerenauslese. They ask that you order the sundae one day in advance so that they can arrange to have a cellist play while you devour the creation.
They also offer the World's More Expensive Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae for $60,000, which involves a trip to Africa.
The Fish 'n' Chips Ice Cream Sundae — George's Portobello Fish Bar, London
At George's Portobello Fish Bar in London you can get a basket of fish and chips for dessert. The "fish" includes pieces of creamed cod ice cream coated with vanilla-pepper batter and then fried. The bed of "chips" is comprised of potato ice cream fries.
Famous Original Donut Ice Cream Sandwich — Holey Cream, New York City
This creation is only for true gluttons — it starts with a freshly made doughnut (the folks at Holey Cream in Manhattan fry them up all day, so they don’t get soggy) that’s split in half and stuffed with two scoops of ice cream, any flavor you desire. Holey Cream sells Sedutto's ice cream and frozen yogurt in a bevy of flavors, including red velvet cupcake and pretzel.
Mallie's Colossal Ice Cream Sundae — Mallie's Sports Bar & Grill, Southgate, Mich.
Mallie's Sports Bar & Grill is home to a number of oversized specialties, namely their four gigantic burger challenges and their Colossal Ice Cream Sundae. The frozen treat includes one-and-a-half gallons of ice cream (a combination of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry) topped with Hershey's syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chip cookies, nuts, sprinkles, and cherries.
World’s Most Expensive Popsicle — Marquis Los Cabos Luxury Resort, Baja California Sur, Mexico
This $1,000 popsicle is made with Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra (which sells for $1,500 a bottle), edible 24-carat gold flakes, and sugar to sweeten the tequila.
The Vermonster — Ben & Jerry's
Ben & Jerry's Vermonster sundae is a behemoth bucket full of 20 scoops of ice cream (your choice) plus hot fudge, sliced bananas, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and all the toppings your heart desires. You'll definitely want to invite a gaggle of friends to enjoy it.
The Great Pyramid Sundae — Cabot's Restaurant, Newton, Mass.
This sundae from Cabot's Restaurant in Newton, Mass., includes 60 pints of ice cream scooped into a mountainous pyramid formation and covered with 12 quarts of whipped cream, nuts, cherries, and other toppings. Each pyramid is served in an extra-large metal bowl with your choice of ice cream, which includes everything from apple crisp and frozen pudding to Mounds candy bar.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Bar — Shaffer's Genuine Foods
The sustainable food catering company, Schaffer's Genuine Foods offers a made-to-order liquid nitrogen sundae bar as one of their dessert options. The gelato for the sundaes can be custom-made per guest in a mere 30 seconds, then topped with a variety of exotic treats.
The Ice Cream Bagel — WD~50, New York City
Chef Wylie Dufresne is known for creating whimsical dishes at his New York City restaurant, WD~50, and his ice cream bagel is the perfect example. The item, which consists of bagel-flavored ice cream is served as an amuse-bouche to the restaurant's extra special customers each night.
Personal-Sized Ice Cream Cake — Quality Meats, New York City
Quality Meats in New York City is known for its trendy meat-focused fare. However there is a certain item on their dessert menu that lands them a spot on this list. The solo-serving ice cream cakes come in five flavors: Spicy Mexican Coffee, Toasted Banana S'mores, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Covered Grasshopper, and The Monster Mash.
The Golden Opulence Sundae — Serendipity 3, New York City
Serendipity 3 in New York City has one of the world's most expensive ice cream sundaes — The Golden Opulence (weighing in at a whopping $1,000). This extravagant ice cream concoction consists of Tahitian vanilla ice cream made with Madagascar vanilla beans and chunks of Chuao chocolate from Venezuela. Toppings include Amedei chocolate sauce, gold-covered almonds, 23-carat gold leaf, and sweet caviar.
The Ice Cream Baked Potato — New York City
Cowgirl in New York City makes a specialty dessert that they call the ice cream baked potato, and it looks just like it sounds. To make the spud-tastic dessert they mold vanilla ice cream into the shape of a potato, dust it with cocoa, and top it with hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped pecans, and a pat of butter made of frosting.
Ice Cream Ramen — Kikuya, Tokyo
A ramen shop near Kitasenjyu Station in Tokyo called Kikuya sells classic ramen noodles in soup topped with soft-serve ice cream cones. The dish comes in a variety of flavors, including vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Just eat it fast before the ice cream melts!
Hot Fudge Volcano — Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, Santa Clarita, Calif.
This sundae from Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour is meant to serve anywhere from one to 10 people, according to the menu. Thirty scoops of vanilla ice cream are topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts, and cherries and served with a fiery display.
The Federal Deficit — Governor’s Restaurant, Old Town, Maine
This behemoth dessert includes a combination of Governor's specialty ice cream creations (brownie delight, strawberry shortcake, and banana split) in addition to six regular sundaes. The mountains of ice cream, fruit, and cakes, are topped with hot fudge, caramel, peanut butter, blueberries, cherries, pineapple, marshmallow, jimmies, nuts, and whipped cream.
Pretzel Ice Cream Cone — Churn, Phoenix
Ice Cream Cupcakes — Maggie Moo’s, Multiple Locations
This national ice cream chain is taking the concept of ice cream cake to new heights with their ice cream cupcakes. Similar to the individual-sized ice cream cakes from Quality Meats in New York City (complete with a layer of cake in the bottom), these cupcakes have cake as well. Maggie Moo’s offers 21 flavors of cupcakes, ranging from butter pecan pie (with butter pecan ice cream and yellow cake) to sushi (vanilla or chocolate ice cream with yellow cake and gummies crafted to look like sashimi).
Ice Cream Pizza — Emack & Bolio’s, Multiple Locations
This Boston-based chain of ice cream shops offers a quirky and extremely indulgent ice cream treat — pizza. The confection begins with a brownie crust topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, marshmallow topping, stars and moons sprinkles, raspberry-filled chocolate hearts, and a chocolate peace sign. This is one ice cream that’s sure to put you in a heavenly food coma.
Ice Cream Volcano — FAO Schwarz, New York City
This legendary toy store includes an ice cream shop inside that serves a giant $100 sundae called The Volcano. This outrageous creation begins with a Belgian chocolate shell shaped like a volcano that’s topped with 12 scoops of ice cream, chocolate-covered candy balls, sprinkles, gummy bears, marshmallows, walnuts, caramel sauce, hot fudge, whipped cream, and cherries.