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The World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae Costs $60,000—and Includes a Trek Up Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mental Floss logo Mental Floss 2018-08-25 Shaunacy Ferro
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Even the most dedicated of ice cream connoisseurs might balk at the price tag of the world’s most expensive ice cream sundae. Three Twins Ice Cream, an ice cream company founded in San Rafael, California, offers a sundae that costs five figures.

Originally, Three Twins offered what it called the “World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae,” a banana split topped with syrups from three rare dessert wines that comes with a personal cello performance and a vintage ice cream spoon from the 1850s for $3,333.33. (A third of that is donated to a land trust as part of the company’s conservation initiative.) But that was not enough. The company followed up with “The World’s More Expensive Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae,” which costs $60,000.

No, it’s not laced with gold leaf, unlike some other ridiculously priced foods. Instead, it comes with plane tickets. Included in the hefty price tag is a first-class flight to Tanzania, where Three Twins founder Neal Gottlieb (whom you might recognize from his days as a Survivor contestant) will hand-churn ice cream for you using glacial ice from Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak.

“The mountain's glaciers are predicted to disappear within the next 10-15 years due to climate change,” the product description explains, “and your purchase helps raise awareness of this fact with a five-figure contribution to an African environmental non-profit.”

In addition to unlimited ice cream, the package also includes swank accommodations while you’re there, as well as a guided hike up the mountain. And yes, you get a t-shirt at the end.

Intrigued? Hungry? Break out your wallet and buy it here. Oh, and you may want to split it with a friend—you can get the package for two for a bargain $85,000.

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