The world’s most expensive ice cream from Japan costs more than $6,000 per serving
The world’s most expensive ice cream can be found in Japan for more than $6,000 per serving.
Byakuya, which was created by Japanese ice cream brand Cellato, costs a whopping 873,400 Japanese yen (about $6,305) per serving. The frozen dessert was awarded the title of the world’s most expensive ice cream by Guinness World Records (GWR) 18 May.
It is made with rare white truffles grown in Alba, Italy, which cost approx $6,905 per pound. The ice cream also includes Parmigiano Reggiano and sakele, the residual sediment produced during sake fermentation.
Cellato hired Tadayoshi Yamada, the renowned chef at RiVi in Osaka, to create a mixture of European and Japanese ingredients in the form of ice cream.
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“It took us over 1.5 years to develop, with a lot of trial and error to get the right taste. Achieving a Guinness World Records title made the effort worthwhile, a Cellato representative told GWR.
The desert is available for sale in Japan and can be shipped directly to consumers.
Shoppers are asked to pour in the white truffle as the ice cream softens before mixing with a handmade metal spoon included in the package.
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Cellato also recommends combining the ice cream with sake or a French white wine.
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