| Deals |

What Kind Of Ice Cream Sundae Do You Get For $33,333.33?

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Well, it starts with organic Three Twins Ice Cream, which isn't cheap -- $5.25 for one scoop, two scoops for $6.95. Plus you've always gotta pay a little more for anything organic. And it's not just any sundae, but a banana split. Fruit ain't free. But there are other reasons for the price, which we'll get to shortly. In case you're wondering: One person has so far purchased the "world's most expensive sundae," according to the girl working behind the counter at Three Twins' outlet in Calfornia's Napa valley, which I recently visited "He was from England, and wished to remain anonymous," she explained. Maybe she;s making that up, but if I had paid $33 grand for an ice cream sundae, I'd probably want to keep it quiet too. Here is how the Three Twins menu describes the item:

A banana split made with syrups from three rare dessert wines (a 1980s vintage port, a Chateau D'Yquem and a German Trockenbeerenauslese). Served with an ice cream spoon from the 1850s. 1/3 of the purchase price will be donated to a local land trust. Order a day ahead and we'll have a cellist perform."

Three Twins founder Neal Gottlieb, his twin brother, and his brother's wife, who is also a twin, operate in a sustainable manner at their three Northern California shops, offsetting the businesses' emissions by using compostable serving dishes, and being "proud members of One Percent For the Planet." It's a cool shop, and the ice cream is truly luscious.

Still aren't ready to splurge on this split? Don't worry, there's another alternative: The Twinasaurus, which is a 20-scoop sundae served in a pot. And it's only $45!

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.