World's most expensive ice-cream costs R127k

World's most expensive ice-cream costs R127k

Would you care for some white truffle ice-cream?

Cellato white truffle ice cream in luxury box
Cellato white truffle ice cream in luxury box/Facebook/@23mediaPH

The life of a foodie includes eating things like truffles. 

If you watch shows such as 'MasterChef', then you will know that this fungus is said to be extremely delicious and extremely expensive.

A Japanese ice-cream company called Cellato have been crowned the Guinness World Record holders for the most expensive ice-cream. 

The ice-cream consists of a velvety base made with milk, two types of cheese, egg yolks, and sake leek, and is topped with Parmigiano cheese, white truffle, truffle oil, and gold leaf. 

"The ‘highest grade’ gelato has a faint sweetness, complex taste, and a luxurious, smooth texture. It comes packaged in a stylish black box. It includes a hand-made metal spoon created by Takeuchi craftsmen in Fushimi, Kyoto, using techniques and materials used in the construction of temples and shrines." (Oddity Central)

Sounds like something of a holy grail if you ask us... and definitely would feature on the bucket list of a foodie. 

The 130ml Byakuya ice-cream is selling for $6,700 and that equates to around R127,000 on the Cellato website

That's a lot of money for a small tub of ice-cream, one might think. But one of the key ingredients in the ice-cream is white truffles. 

"Apparently, the white truffles used to make this special ice cream come from Alba, Italy, and are part of a high-quality batch priced at 2 million yen ($14,900/ R283,907.58)." (Oddity Central)

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Interestingly enough, the ice-cream does not have an expiration date, but the makers recommend that if you buy it, then you should enjoy it within the first 10 days. 

This way you can enjoy the full taste and texture of the ice-cream. 

They also recommend "letting the ice cream soften a bit before serving, to the point where the included metal spoon goes into it easily. Then, mix in the included truffle oil for a strong flavour boost, and enjoy. The Japanese ice cream maker recommends pairing Byakuya with a glass of aged white wine." (Oddity Central)

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