It’s always exciting when someone breaks a new Guinness World Record. The latest record-breaker that has everyone talking is Japanese ice cream brand Cellato. Using rare and obscenely pricey ingredients, they’ve successfully nabbed the record for the world’s most expensive ice cream.
New record: Most expensive ice cream - JP¥873,400 (£5,469; €6,211; $6,696) made by OMER in Japan.— Guinness World Records (@GWR) May 18, 2023
The ice cream includes edible gold leaf, white truffle and natural cheeses ? pic.twitter.com/kaJOACEear
Named Byakuya, the fancy ice cream will cost you a jaw-dropping 873,400 Japanese yen, or $6,696 dollars. That’s enough to pay your monthly mortgage, or go on an extended vacay to a bucket list destination. Pocket-wilting cost aside, Cellato’s Byakuya was also designed to blow you away in the taste department, too.
It’s made using rare white truffles grown in Alba, Italy, and are normally priced at 2 million Japanese yen, or $15,192 per kg. Other high end ingredients include Parmigiano Reggiano and sake lees, which is a byproduct of sake production.
Cellato's aim was to combine European and Japanese ingredients, so to achieve that, they enlisted Tadayoshi Yamada, the head chef at RiVi, an Osaka-based restaurant known for its cutting-edge fusion cuisine.
The taste is said to be robust and fragrant, with complex notes of fruit. Following their record-breaking success, Cellato plans to continue developing more ice creams using high quality ingredients like Champagne and caviar.