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How much does the world's most expensive ice cream cost?

09:29 PM | 20 May, 2023
How much does the world's most expensive ice cream cost?
Source: Guinness World Records (Website)

Ice creams are a delight, there’s no doubt about that, but if the delight is hefty on the pockets, it’s definitely a fright!

A Japanese ice cream brand, Cellato, has introduced the world’s most expensive ice cream which may cost more than a vacation trip. The dessert -- made from rare ingredients -- acquired the Guinness World Records title for its sky-rocketing price tag.

One serving of the delicious treat, named Byakuya, costs a whopping 873,400 Japanese yen (£5,469; $6,696), also equal to PKR 1,808,966. But why would an ice cream be so expensive? The reason for the high price is the ingredients, reportedly “the rare white truffle grown in Alba, Italy, priced at 2 million Japanese yen (nearly £12,000; $15,192) per kg.” Other special ingredients include Parmigiano Reggiano and sake lees.

Cellato wanted to fuse European and Japanese ingredients, and brought in Tadayoshi Yamada, the head chef at RiVi, for the job.

A Cellato representative told Guinness World Records, "It took us over 1.5 years to develop, with a lot of trials and errors to get the taste right. Achieving a Guinness World Records title made the effort all worth it."

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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