Do you know the world’s most expensive ice cream will cost you a staggering Rs. 5.2 lakh? A Japanese company has created this expensive ice cream at such a price, according to Guinness World Records (GWR).
HIGH PRICED INGREDIENTS
Called byakuya, which means white night in Japanese, comes from brand Cellato. It used rare and expensive ingredients to craft this particular dessert, which gives the ice cream a higher price tag. The main contributor to the high price is the rare white truffle from Alba, Italy, which costs 2 million Japanese Yen (around ₹11.9) per kilogram. ParmigianoReggiano and sake lees are also notable ingredients used in the ice cream.
Cellatowanted to create a unique ice cream by blending European and Japanese elements. They enlisted the expertise of Tadayoshi Yamada, head chef of RiVi, a popular fusion restaurant in Osaka, to achieve this goal.
Reports quoting a spokesperson from the Japanese brand explained that it took over 1.5 years to develop, with a lot of trials and errors, to get the taste right.
HOW DOES BYAKUYA TASTE?
Byakuya ice cream has a rich and mellow taste with a sensual and unique scent. The robust fragrance of white truffle fills the mouth and nose, followed by ParmigianoReggiano’s complex and fruity tastes. It is also topped with edible gold leaf for an extra touch of luxury. It sounds like a very indulgent dessert.
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