Introduction: Maple Bacon Ice Cream

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Who doesn't love ice cream?! Who doesn't love bacon?! (Well, vegans, I guess?) When I found this recipe, I knew I had to try it!

Step 1: Ingredients

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For the ice cream you will need:

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • chocolate chips for garnish

For the bacon brittle you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for the baking sheet
  • Half a pound of bacon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Chile powder

Step 2: Make the Custard

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The first step to make the ice cream is to make the custard component. Combine the egg yolks, sugar and salt together and whisk it until it turns light yellow. Put it on the stove over medium heat and whisk in the milk. Continue to stir over heat until the mixture can coat the back of a spoon, then stir in the maple syrup. Put the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate it while you move on to the next step.

Step 3: Make the Bacon Brittle

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To make the bacon brittle, cut the half pound of bacon into smaller pieces and cook it until it's golden and crispy. Put the pieces on some paper towels to drain.

Prepare a baking sheet by coating it in butter or use a non-stick mat.

Melt the sugar by putting it in a sauce pan over medium or high heat until all the sugar melts. Make sure you stir it constantly to avoid burning it. When it is completely melted and a golden brown color, take it off the stove and stir in the butter, then add the baking soda, bacon and chili powder. When you add the baking soda, the sugar should bubble and sort of fizz and turn opaque. I didn't know that would happen, but it's cool to watch!

Once it's all combined, pour it onto the cookie sheet you prepared before hand. Set it aside to cool.

Step 4: Finish Ice Cream

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Break the brittle into the small pieces, I did this by smashing it with a heavy cast iron pan.

Stir the cream into the chilled custard and add the small pieces of bacon brittle. Pour the mixture into whatever ice cream maker you are using. I used this ice cream maker from Zoku (which is one of the prizes in the Frozen Treats Contest!) which is really easy to use. You just freeze it ahead of time and stir the ice cream while it freezes!

Step 5: Enjoy!

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I garnished my ice cream with melted chocolate, a piece of bacon, a larger piece of bacon brittle and some bacon bits. It was delicious!

Just the bacon brittle alone is awesome too!

Comments

starforest (author)2015-01-30

I'm hungry already.

adurnford (author)2014-10-27

This looks awesome, I can't wait to try it!!!

NamedJohnny (author)2014-10-08

mmmmiam

fionag123 (author)2014-08-28

I see your comments on my Friend Mia's account and I wanted to check out what you had

fluffy52601 (author)2014-08-11

I made it it and it was AMAZING I just love the flavor sand everything!! Voted;)

Thanks! You should post a picture!

sai613 (author)2014-08-12

wow looks so yummy :D

johnstat000 (author)2014-08-08

OHH MYYY GOSH!!!! ohmygosh! ohmygosh! ohmygosh! (drop whatever I was previously doing to go make ice cream)

Passion Make (author)2014-08-05

Wow! Delicious :)

xGrape (author)2014-08-05

Yum, looks delicious - will have to try this :)

tominjose (author)2014-08-04

Wow look delicious! will try this for sure:)

loompiggytutorials (author)2014-08-04

This looks so good! Any pregnant lady must try this deliciousness! I thought that ice cream couldn't get any better... But bacon just improved it!

Lindie (author)2014-08-04

That looks awesome! Well done… and voted for you! By the way, I lost almost 50 pounds and it wasn't sugar that I worried about, although my sweetener of choice was maple syrup.

noelsgordon (author)2014-08-03

No wonder so many Americans are obese and suffer diabetes ! Ooooh but will this work if I add some chocolate topping. marshmallows and crushed honeycomb you think ? lol Hmmmmmmmmmmm

AuntieJaks (author)noelsgordon2014-08-03

diabetes is NOT caused by sugar consumption. Go educate yourself.

noelsgordon (author)AuntieJaks2014-08-03

Not caused by obesity either ?

IamTheMomo (author)2014-08-03

Got Lipitor? (Pravastatin, Mevacor, Simcor, etc.) You're going to need it.

fozzy13 (author)2014-08-02

I was thinking about making the same thing hahh. You're looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

You should still make it and take pictures!

hahh if I do I'll definitely take pictures to share!

American Ruin (author)2014-08-01

Yes, yes, a thousand times YES!

I'm gonna make this this weekend!

Awesome! Post pictures if you do!

fig_and_pie (author)2014-08-01

Do you know if you could make this without an ice cream machine? I want to make this but don't have an ice cream machine (nor do I intend to buy one because I will eat ice cream every day for every meal! haha)

You can make ice cream in freezer bags like this https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Homema...

Hope that helps!

Bhawya (author)2014-08-01

Awww! it's looks super delicious. must try one :)

patsheldon (author)2014-08-01

oh yum! The door to evil goodness!! ;)

Super space ninja (author)2014-08-01

bacon+ice cream= awesomeness

doodledoos (author)2014-08-01

great idea!

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