An ice cream developed by a Japanese dessert company has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as ‘the most expensive ice cream in the world’. The price is 873,400 yen (about 8,317,000 won) for 130g.
According to the British Guinness World Records on the 23rd (local time), this luxury ice cream is white truffle (truffle) ice cream released by the Japanese luxury ice cream brand ‘Cellato’. Truffles are called ‘diamonds in the ground’ and are a luxury food ingredient known as one of the world’s top three delicacies. The product name of this ice cream is ‘Bakuya’, which means white night, a phenomenon where the sun does not set and does not get dark at night in high latitudes such as the Arctic. It is estimated that this product has such a pure white color.
This ice cream contains the finest white truffle from Alba, Italy, worth 2 million yen (about 19 million won) per kg. In addition, two types of high-quality cheese and sake lees (remnants left after filtering rice wine) used in making sake (Japanese sake) were generously added.
At the top, white truffle and Parmesan cheese were grated to express white eyes, and finished with edible gold powder.
The ‘bakuya’ made in this way is said to be excellent in taste and flavor. According to Guinness, the deep and rich scent of white truffle fills the mouth and nose, and at the same time, the fruity scent of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is added. As a finishing touch, unique sake lees decorate the finale.
Cerato said, “It took more than a year and a half to get the right taste through trial and error,” and “Achieving the world record shows that our efforts were worth it.”
In the future, Cerato plans to release more powerful products by combining ingredients such as champagne and caviar (sturgeon eggs).
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