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The World's Most Expensive Ice Cream Record Has Been Broken

Guinness World Records shared the record-breaking sweet treat on Twitter on May 18. Technically, it's a gelato and is made from ingredients like gold leaf, Italian Phantom White Truffle, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and Japanese sake lees sauce. It also comes with a hefty price tag of $6,696 per serving!

According to the Japanese company behind the record breaking dessert, Cellato, the gelato has a cheese, sake lees, and truffle base, followed by a topping of more cheese, more truffle, and bits of gold leaf. Each serving comes with a special spoon, truffle oil, and collectible packaging.

Although Cellato's Byakuya gelato is now the world's most expensive ice cream, it isn't the first ice cream to include gold leaf topping or even the first one to break four-digits!

Before there was Cellato, the title was held by a dessert at New York City's Serendipity3. The restaurant offers a $1,000 sundae composed of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, gold leaf, caviar, and an ornamental orchid made entirely of sugar.

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