The world’s most expensive ice cream, called “byakuya” or “white night” in Japanese, is currently priced at 880,000 yen ($6,380) per serving, according to Guinness World Records. Cellato, the Japanese ice cream company that created it, used white truffles sourced from Alba, Italy. The truffles alone can cost up to two million yen ($14,500) per kilogram. The ice cream is also adorned with food-grade decorative gold leaf, two types of cheese, and a paste derived from sake-making called “Sakekasu.” The development of this lavish dessert took over 1.5 years to perfect the taste. Cellato aimed to create a culinary adventure that combines European ingredients with traditional Japanese cuisine.

Cellato sells the white night dessert in Japan and ships it directly to customers. To ensure an optimal experience, Cellato provides detailed instructions on how to consume the treat. Customers are advised to add the white truffle when the ice cream reaches the desired feel and to mix it using a specially crafted metal spoon. If the ice cream is too hard, they can defrost it at room temperature or microwave it briefly. Cellato’s staff described it as rich in taste and texture. They recommended pairing it with sake or French white wine. Cellato plans to expand its line of extravagantly priced products to include champagne and caviar in the future.