Care for a Gold-Covered Ice Cream Cone Dripping With Edible Diamonds?

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 pounds, 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.

Related Links:

Next Up

Ice Cream Cone Balloon Craft

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream on our birthday. This simple craft will turn your birthday day décor into a dessert favorite.

Knife Care

Tips for storing and sharpening your knives

Now You Can Enjoy Your Ice Cream in a J-Shaped Cone

This cone may look funny, but it’s supposed to prevent drips and taste like Corn Pops.

Edible Flags

Wow your guests by presenting your appetizers in the shape of the flags of the countries you're rooting for in this year's summer games! 

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

These party-perfect cupcakes look just like miniature sundaes, no ice cream needed!

Molly Yeh Hosts New Ice Cream Competition Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones

Ice cream masters are challenged to create a new Ben & Jerry's flavor!

Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Chocolate is a Valentine's Day must-have, but dessert doesn't have to be complicated. Make these chocolate-covered bananas in minutes -- they're allergy-friendly, too!

Cones, Cups and Sundaes: Ice Cream on Top 5 Restaurants — Vote for Your Favorite

Browse through the photo gallery to see what Top 5 Restaurants features as America’s best ice cream. Then vote in the poll to tell us which flavor is your favorite.

Related Pages