Sunday, April 30, 2017

Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Sue and I had a bacon theme going on for our Easter dinner celebrations this year. Even the desserts were bacon filled. Have you tried the sweet and salty thing by adding bacon to your dessert? You really should. It's pretty hard to beat. 

I made Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies (Link HERE), Chocolate Dipped Bacon, and Maple Bacon Ice Cream. Sue made even more bacon desserts - and we will be posting those soon as well! (Pineapple Bacon Upside Down Cake, and Bacon Pecan Pie Squares, to name a few). 
Maple Bacon Ice Cream is incredibly decadent and reminiscent of Maple Walnut with a hint of smokiness. A little goes a long way so one batch is good for a crowd. 

Maple Bacon Ice Cream

5 egg yolks
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup half & half cream
2 cups heavy cream (whipping cream)
1/2 tsp sea salt
5 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

In a medium saucepan, whisk the egg yolks with the maple syrup until combined. Place over medium high heat and slowly whisk in the half & half and heavy cream. Continue slowly whisking for 10 to 15 minutes, until a smooth custard forms and mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 
Remove from heat, stir in the salt, then strain the custard into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cool - at least 5 hours. 
When completely cool, pour mixture into the container of your ice cream maker. 

Process according to manufacturer's directions. 
When machine is done, pour ice cream into a pan and sprinkle with the crispy, crumbled bacon.

Cover and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. You can serve scoops directly from this pan OR you can scoop into a cute bowl or container to serve from.

Keep ice cream covered and frozen until serving time.

As I mentioned earlier, it is very rich. One or two scoops is plenty!

Make sure your bacon is cooked until crispy. You don't want chewy bits of bacon in there. You want them to be as crunchy as possible - mimicking a walnut texture. 
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  1. My father's favourite flavor of Ice cream is Maple Bacon. I am really happy to see the recipe of it. I will surely make this ice cream for my father at home.

  2. I have heard so much high praise of using bacon in dessert but have never tried it. I love bacon and this ice cream sounds delicious. I love how you guys whipped up so many bacon deserts. I can't wait to check them out too. ... stopping by from Food on Friday.

    1. Thank you Trisha! You definitely need to try bacon in a dessert. It can be weird - but in a good way! lol