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World's most expensive ice cream from Japan costs more than $6,000 per serving

May 23 (nextshark.com) - An ice cream in Japan that costs more than $6,000 per serving was handed the title of the world's most expensive ice cream by the Guinness World Records (GWR) on May 18.

Byakuya, which was created by the Japanese ice cream brand Cellato, costs a whopping 873,400 Japanese yen (approximately $6,305) per serving.

It is made with rare white truffles grown in Alba, Italy, that cost about $6,905 per pound. The ice cream also includes Parmigiano Reggiano and sake lees, the residual sediment produced during sake fermentation.

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