This Is The Most Expensive Milkshake In The World

If you've been paying attention to social-media worthy desserts over the past few years, then chances are you have come across a few over-the-top milkshakes. These are the ones that have had the rim dipped in something like hot fudge or frosting so that sprinkles can stick to the sides. Then other full desserts like cupcakes and cookies are stuck on top of the whipped cream. At least, that's the case with Disney milkshakes like the cookie butter one or the one that's modeled after PB&J

But the world's most expensive milkshake is actually a far cry from what you might think. It isn't piled high with additional desserts or rimmed with other sugary toppings. Instead, it is made with farm-to-table ingredients and served up in a crystal-studded milkshake glass. The LUXE Milkshake, as it's called, costs $100 and was first bought by a social media influencer, Benjamin Liong Setiawan, in New York City back in 2018 (via Guinness World Records).

This is what the world's most expensive milkshake includes

You might be curious exactly what kind of milkshake ingredients could warrant a $100 price tag. It's safe to say it goes well beyond your run-of-the-mill Blue Bell ice cream, that's for sure. This milkshake's price tag starts with the glass itself. It isn't studded with just any crystals. Instead, it is covered with 3,000 Swarovski crystals and was designed by Crystal Ninja.

From there, the milkshake is made with luxurious ingredients like Jersey milk from cows bred in the Channel Islands, which means the milk has a high butterfat content. Next, Tahitian vanilla ice cream sourced from premium slow-grown, sun-cured vanilla beans is added in. Thick and rich Devonshire clotted cream that's heated until the golden cream rises to the surface is poured in. Finally, Madagascar vanilla beans, which are the most labor-intensive to grow over the course of up to three years, and 23-karat edible gold are added.

To top it off, whipped cream made from grass-fed cream infused with vanilla simple syrup is added. Then, Le Cremose Baldizzone, donkey caramel sauce, is layered on. It's a rare sauce that's rich and sweet thanks to its Venezuelan cocoa, Piedmont hazelnuts, fresh donkey's milk, and cane sugar. The cherry on top is a Luxardo gourmet Maraschino cherry produced in Italy.

So head to New York City if you just have to have one of these concoctions and have $100 to blow. It just might be worth it.