This Japanese Treat Consists of Soft-Serve Ice Cream Wrapped in Gold Leaf

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 13, 2016
References: eater
A shop in Kanazawa, Japan is currently making headlines for its gilded ice cream cones. The city already has a reputation for producing gold leaf and has been known to use it in everything from art to coffee grounds. Now consumers can enjoy the luxurious ingredient in the form of a delicious warm-weather treat.

The gilded ice cones come from a shop called Hakuichi and they consist of soft-serve ice cream covered in a thin sheet of gold leaf. Although the golden dessert looks expensive, a single cone only costs about $8. Of course, it is worth nothing that the gold leaf is essentially tasteless, making the topping more of a decorative addition than a way to elevate the taste of the ice cream.

The popularity of the new dessert demonstrates the ongoing obsession with Instagrammable food and photo-worthy dishes.