Recipe #25 - Scoop’s Bacon Blast
Review: Bacon bacon baconnnn! Who doesn’t like bacon amirite?
Well okay vegetarians and stuff but This is my first time trying something like this and I am all for it now.
So I admit this recipe is a little lazy because I did not actually make the ice cream itself (it’s store-bought maple flavored btw) but I really had no choice without proper ice-cream-making equipment.
The prep for this is really simple you just lay bacon out on a cookie sheet and dust each strip with brown sugar. This transforms the bacon from normal bacon to candied bacon. To get my candied bacon bits well mixed-in with the maple ice cream, I put both ingredients in a mixing bowl and mashed them together gently (not stirring because that would cause melting). I then re-freezed them as I made a second batch of bacon to decorate the bowl with.
When everything was done I topped off my bowl of “Bacon Blast” with maple syrup (the real stuff from Vermont), hot fudge, and a dash of cinnamon. The funny thing is that I couldn’t taste the maple syrup because the ice cream was already maple flavored. That topping may have been unnecessary, The hot fudge was a good touch but I recommend not using too much because it masks the maple/bacon flavors slightly.
I think the best thing that came out of this recipe for me was the revelation of candied bacon. I cannot wait to make this stuff for my future kids/husband it is amazing. It is however, easy to botch; my second batch mostly burned to a crisp for some reason…
Recipe for Candied Bacon:
Here’s my source
6 strips of bacon (or really however many you want)
2 tsp light brown sugar per strip
The source page also contains instruction for how to make the ice cream from scratch so if any of you clue crewers have ice cream machines check it out!
See you at recipe 26 :D