If you’re looking to sample the most luxurious ice cream in existence, be prepared to shell out a considerable amount of money – it may cost much more than your monthly rent or the price of a second-hand car. The Guinness World Record for the most expensive ice cream has been won by a lavish single-serving dessert that costs an astounding $6,696. It boasts extraordinary ingredients that can usually be found on fine dining menus.
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Cellato, the Japanese ice cream brand, has broken records with its Byakuya gelato. This high-grade frozen treat is sure to tantalize your taste buds! This heavenly flavour combination is made up of white truffle, Parmigiano Reggiano and sake lees – a traditional Japanese component derived from the Sake production process.
Cellato depicts Byakuya as a “luxurious and smooth gelato” with an “aromatic and extraordinary smell,” due to its multifaceted, delectable ingredients. For a luxurious finish, the ice cream is sprinkled with white truffle, cheese, and small pieces of gold leaf that are edible.
Cellato’s dessert comes with a few extra luxurious touches. To add an extra layer of flavour, it is accompanied by white truffle oil and a hand-crafted metal spoon made using techniques applied to temples and shrines.
The Byakuya gelato now stands as the most expensive ice cream in the world but an NYC eatery held the record shortly before when they introduced their over-the-top Valentine’s Day exclusive.