Would you spend $100 on this shake from a New York City landmark?

It set the Guinness World Record for Most Expensive Milkshake.

click to enlarge Serendipity 3's Luxe Milkshake is served in a glass adorned with more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals. - Courtesy of Serendipity 3
Courtesy of Serendipity 3
Serendipity 3's Luxe Milkshake is served in a glass adorned with more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals.


A New York City landmark known for setting Guinness World Record titles has claimed another: Most Expensive Milkshake. The lively Serendipity 3 restaurant has created the $100 Luxe Milkshake, showcasing a bunch of extravagant ingredients — like a rare caramel sauce made with fresh donkey milk and cane sugar.

So, Tampa Bay, would you fork over some serious dough for a milkshake? What about one composed of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, Devonshire clotted cream, both Jersey cream and Jersey whipped cream, Madagascar vanilla beans, Le Cremose Baldizzone (that’s the caramel sauce), Luxardo maraschino cherries, and glimmery sprinkles of 23K edible gold?

“It is such a pleasure and such an honor to be awarded the Guinness World Records title for Most Expensive Milkshake. I am thrilled to add this accomplishment to our growing list of record-breaking food items,” said Serendipity 3 creative chef Joe Calderone in a statement. “It was exciting to develop such a unique recipe and I hope our customers enjoy every drop of this creamy, rich milkshake.”

All right, we get it. Calderone’s curated selection of luxury ingredients might not be enough to sell you. But did we mention the shake is served in a custom glass that Kellie DeFries, who’s apparently the “Crystal Ninja,” has designed and adorned with more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals?

The Luxe Milkshake is the seventh record-breaking creation that Serendipity 3 has dreamed up. The restaurant also holds the title for Most Expensive Sandwich, Most Expensive Hamburger, Most Expensive Dessert, Most Expensive Hot Dog, Largest Wedding Cake and Largest Cup of Hot Chocolate/Cocoa.

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