Enjoying Ice cream on warm summer days or in any season is a simple and delightful pleasure that brings joy to many. However, for those seeking an extraordinary and luxurious experience, Cellato, a Japanese ice cream brand, has created Byakuya, a gelato with the Guinness World Records title for being the world’s most expensive ice cream. With its lavish ingredients and accurate preparation, Byakuya offers a cooking adventure that merges European flavors with traditional Japanese cuisine.
The Outstanding Creation:
Byakuya is a luxurious gelato created by Cellato and chef Tadayoshi Yamada and his team by blending French and Japanese cuisine. The name means “white night” in Japanese. The Price of this ice cream is 880,000 yen ($6,380). This unique dessert took over a year to develop, with many experiments to achieve the perfect flavor combination.
Byakuya is made up of extraordinarily high-cost fine ingredients. The gelato comes only from Alba, a special place in Italy famous for making the best white truffles. Every serving of Byakuya is further decorated with edible gold leaves, which adds a luxurious touch. Because of these ingredients, Byakuya is so expensive. The ice cream is decorated with a sheet of gold that you can eat, two different kinds of cheese, and “Sakekasu,” a paste-like ingredient made during the sake-making process.
The Precious Consumption Experience:
Byakuya is a dessert that requires careful attention and precision when enjoying it. Cellato provides specific instructions on how to eat it. Patrons are advised to pour the white truffle onto the gelato when it softens, using a handcrafted metal spoon provided. The gelato can be defrosted at room temperature or gently warmed in a microwave for 10 to 20 seconds at 500 watts to get the perfect consistency.
The team at Guinness World Records has yet to try Byakuya, but Cellato offered a tasting session for its staff. They described the ice cream as a delicious masterpiece with a great combination of flavors and textures. To enhance the experience, Cellato suggests enjoying Byakuya with sake or a glass of French white wine, providing an ideal balance between the flavors of the gelato and the chosen beverage.
Cellato wants to create more expensive desserts by adding new options to its product line. In addition to Byakuya, which features white truffles, they plan to introduce desserts made with Champagne and caviar. By expanding its range, Cellato aims to provide even more extravagant unforgettable cooking experiences to its selective customers.