If you're curious about the world's most expensive ice cream, you'd better be willing to dig deep into your pockets because it will cost as much as a family holiday vacation.
Japanese ice cream brand Cellato nabbed the Guinness World Records title by creating a very special dessert made from rare ingredients that is not within reach of the average consumer.
A serving of the delicious flagship treat named Byakuya costs a whopping 873,400 Japanese yen (£5,469; $6,696), which is about the cost of buying a secondhand car.
But it is rumored to be worth the hefty price tag.
The reason for the high cost is the ingredients, with the highlight being the rare white truffle grown in Alba, Italy, priced at 2 million Japanese yen (nearly £12,000; $15,192) per kg.
Other fancy ingredients include Parmigiano Reggiano and sake lees.
Cellato's only goal was not to make the most expensive ice cream. Instead, they wanted to fuse European and Japanese ingredients together in the form of ice cream. To do this, Cellato brought in Tadayoshi Yamada, the head chef at RiVi, a restaurant in Osaka known for its creative fusion cuisine.
Unfortunately, the Guinness World Records team was not able to sample this delightful treat. But according to the staff at Cellato who participated in the tasting session it is rich in taste and texture.
"It took us over 1.5 years to develop, with a lot of trials and errors to get the taste right. Achieving a Guinness World Records title made the effort all worth it." - Cellato representative
Although Cellato has achieved a record title, they are not finished creating fancy ice cream just yet. They are planning to release products with other combinations of the finest ingredients, such as Champagne and caviar.
Source: Guiness World Records