This is the most expensive ice cream in the world: made with Japanese sake and Italian cheese and “it costs more than a vacation”

The most expensive ice cream in the world (Cellato Tokyo)

Byakuya o ‘White Knight’ is, officially, the most expensive ice cream in the worldaccording to the official website of the Guinness World Records. This frozen delight is made in Japan and its price, they warn from the organization, “would be enough to buy a second-hand car.”

Japanese ice cream brand cellate has been in charge of creating this exclusive delicacy. The Tokyo-based company set out to conquer the title of Guinness World Records creating a very special dessert, made with luxury ingredients that make this ice cream cost “more than a family vacation”, according to the book of records. The final price of just one serving of ice cream, which includes about 130 milliliters of product, is 880,000 Japanese yenthe equivalent of about €5,900.

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Sake lees, Parmigiano cheese and gold

To make the most expensive ice cream in the world, the Cellato company wanted to merge European and Japanese ingredients, a task for which they turned to Tadayoshi Yamada, head chef at RiVi, an Osaka restaurant known for its majestic fusion cuisine. According to Guinness officials, it took more than a year and a half to perfect the flavor, with “a lot of trial and error to get it just right.” Thanks to a long manufacturing process, this ice cream has managed to mix the best of two of the best-known cuisines in the world, with ingredients from the Japanese cuisine like sake lees and italian products Like Parmigiano Reggiano.

The most expensive ice cream in the world
The most expensive ice cream in the world (Cellato)

The most expensive ice cream in the world has two types of cheese as a base and a touch of white truffle from Alba (Italy) for an extra unique flavor, a product that can cost up to 2 million yen per kilogram, about 13,400 euros. “They say that the aroma of the white truffle fills the mouth and nose, followed by the complex and fruity flavors Parmigiano Reggiano and sake lees”, they highlight on their website.

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This ice cream also includes in its list of ingredients the sake lees, a traditional Japanese ingredient that is extracted from the vessels containing the sake after fermentation, as well as from the residue obtained by filtration or centrifugation of that product. This raw material is combined with the base milk to create a creamy ice cream full of flavour, which is completed with grated Parmigiano cheese and pieces of gold leaf that decorate it

In addition to the ice cream, which comes in a small 130-milliliter glass jar, this box includes a white truffle oil to accompany and a metal spoon to taste it. This utensil is made by hand by Takeuchi artisans in Fushimi, Kyoto, using the techniques and materials used in the construction of the utensils. temples and sanctuaries.

After having managed to leave its mark in the famous Guinness Book of Records, Cellato plans to continue researching luxury ingredients, launching products with other combinations, with delicacies such as champagne or caviar.

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