The world’s most expensive ice cream costs more than $6,000 per serving

The world’s most expensive ice cream costs $6,696 dollars per serving; its most expensive ingredient is the white truffle grown in Italy.

Byakuya ice cream is the most expensive ice cream in the world and is valued at $6,696 dollars per serving; it is a creation of the Japanese company Cellato that is already part of the Guinness World Record for its cost.

This special ice cream is created with out-of-the-ordinary ingredients such as gold leaf, Italian ghost white truffle grown in Alba, Italy, priced at 2 million Japanese yen (almost £12,000; $15,192) per kilogram, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Japanese sake sauce.

Each collectible package comes with truffle oil and a special metal spoon handmade by Takeuchi artisans in Fushimi, Kyoto. It has a cheese base, sake lees with truffle, another cheese layer, another truffle layer and finally pieces of gold leaf.

Byakuya ice cream should be served with the white truffle oil that comes in the packaging provided by Cellato and mixed until “slightly smooth,” according to Cellato’s own official website.

The Byakuya or “white knight” contains 130 milliliters of eccentric ice cream that also includes milk, sugar, egg yolk, rice and rice malt, black truffle, brewed alcohol, cashews and unspecified dairy products.

Per serving the Byakuya costs 873,400 Japanese yen (5469 pounds sterling; 6696 U.S. dollars), a price that earned it the title of Guinness World Record.

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Cellato company staff who tasted the special dessert described as robust the fragrance of white truffle complemented by the fruity complexity of Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese) along with the yeast or sake lees.

One of the goals of creating this ice cream was to fuse European ingredients such as truffles and Japanese ingredients such as sake lees noted the Guinness World Records website.

To make this project a reality the ice cream company hired Tadayoshi Yamada, the head chef of a restaurant in Osaka called RiVi, popular in the milieu for its fusion cuisine.

The Cellato representative said it took them more than a year and a half to develop the ice cream “with a lot of trial and error to get the taste right. Achieving a Guinness World Records title made the effort worthwhile.”

They recommend heating in the microwave or waiting until the ice cream reaches room temperature in case the customer is unable to place his spoon inside the ice cream. The company reported that the ice cream can be shipped via a frozen delivery service flight to the Yamato Transport gate.

The World Record for the most expensive ice cream was Golden Opulence Sundae from Seredipity3 restaurant in New York with a cost of $1,000. This ice cream included Tahitian vanilla ice cream, caviar and an ornamental orchid made entirely of sugar and 23-karat edible gold leaf.

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