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A Japanese gelato company creates the world’s most expensive ice cream

The world's most expensive ice cream by Japanese maker Cellato costs $6,400. Courtesy Guinness World Records, Photo via CNN

NICK EICHER, HOST: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream." Well, now a company in Japan now has a frozen treat that will make your credit card scream.

Last week, the Guinness World Records tweeted that Cellato, a Japanese gelato company, is selling the priciest ice cream in the world, a dish called byakuya.

Not familiar with that flavor? Well, it’s not exactly french vanilla. Here’s audio from IEnt Live:

IENT LIVE: It's made with a blend of rare and expensive ingredients, including white truffles, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and sake lees.

That’s right. Truffles, cheese, alcoholic fruity paste, and even edible gold. Pretty sophisticated flavor palette there. And because you can’t have your ice cream and eat it, too, there is a handcrafted metal spoon that comes with it. So that’s good.

IENT LIVE: If you're looking for a truly luxurious ice cream experience is the one for you. But be warned, it's not cheap.

Not cheap for sure. Just saying it’s expensive doesn’t quite get at it.

A single 4.3 ounce serving of this byakuya ice cream rings up at just over sixty-five hundred dollars. The Guinness World Records team couldn’t even participate in the taste test.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It probably just tastes like ice cream, anyway.

EICHER: Maybe it tastes like sour grapes. It’s The World and Everything in It.

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