Intro: Easy Maple Bacon Ice Cream
Who doesn't like bacon this recipe I thought was going to be a little...gross. But it turned out amazing
You will need:
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt1
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 sheetHalf a pound of bacon
1 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon baking sodaChile powder
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.
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.