Makin’ Bacon Ice Cream

Bacon Ice Cream @ Home, MyLastBite.comOnce a week I cook dinner for my sister and her family at their home in San Dimas. I rarely make dessert because honestly, I’m just not that into sweets. But when I read about someone making “bacon ice cream” on Twitter recently, I suddenly found myself obsessing about the one part of the meal that I usually dismiss… dessert!

I can’t remember who’s “tweet” I read, but it said something like, “off to make bacon ice cream”. My apologies (and my thanks) to the author of such a life-altering-under-140-character message!

I’ve now made the Bacon Ice Cream twice. On Thursday for my sister’s kids (she doesn’t eat bacon and her husband was at the fire station), and then again this evening for my husband (who was pouting that he missed out). Two days in a row is crazy I know, but it simply had to be done! Now that I have a recipe concoction that we all love, the Bacon Ice Cream will be mixed up for SPECIAL OCCASIONS ONLY. I’m marking dates on the calendar already.

The recipe isn’t really a recipe at all. On the first try I used just bacon and ice cream, then added chopped pecans into the mix on the second batch. The sweet and salty mix, with the added crunch of the pecans was outstanding, and I’m proud to say we now have an official family dessert!

Ingredients:

1 Pint of Dulce de Leche Ice Cream, warmed just enough so you can stir

3 Strips of Thick Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

1/4 cup of chopped pecans

Instructions with Photos:

Bacon Ice Cream @ Home, MyLastBite.com
Mix bacon and nuts in bowl. Set aside a teaspoon of bacon and nuts for topping.

Bacon Ice Cream @ Home, MyLastBite.com
Mix chopped bacon and nuts into ice cream, then place back in freezer.

Bacon Ice Cream @ Home, MyLastBite.com
After Bacon Ice Cream is frozen, scoop into cup and top with bits of bacon and nuts. Enjoy!

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28 Comments

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28 responses to “Makin’ Bacon Ice Cream

  1. SO, so AWESOME! Love that you don’t need an ice cream maker for this tasty concoction.

  2. Jai Kohli

    Jo, that looks awesome! Check out David Lebovitz’s Candied Bacon Ice Cream too: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2008/03/candied_bacon_i_1.html

    I love to add scotch to it. Mmmmm, bacon & scotch, the dessert of kings.

  3. You had me at bacon. The ice cream part is the extra bonus. I can imagine the salty and sweet flavors. Why haven’t I thought of that before??? I think I know what I’m going to be having for dessert tonight and maybe every night after that. Okay, maybe not every night. Once a week!

  4. Can’t wait to try this! It makes total sense to me — and I think the choice of Dulce de Leche makes even more sense. The perfect combination of flavors.

  5. This looks bloody delicious. I just got into making ice cream this year, now that I have the ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer. This looks WAY EASIER!🙂

    Bacon on anything is kick ass, but this is a genius idea. I’m all over it.

    Thanks Jo!

  6. Made it today, indescribably delicious, thank you for sharing this Amazing recipe! xo

  7. Dulce de leche is a genius pairing! I was thinking about something similar with the duck rinds I have but haven’t made that plunge yet.

  8. Now why didn’t we have THAT for my birthday!?!

    xo

  9. Kathryn

    That looks AMAZING!!! I sooooo have to make that. Thanks for making my mouth water. 🙂

  10. SOUNDS AWESOME! Kind of like an ice cream version of my bacon pecan pie. I think I may have to serve the pie with this the next time I make it.

  11. hi! my friend weezermonkey pointed me to this post, and i just saw your comment on my own post about my attempt at bacon ice cream. thanks for the additional feedback! i did link this post in mine, so readers would know where i got the idea🙂

  12. o.m.g.

    between your dulce de leche version and david lebovitz’ candied bacon ice cream, i’m going to cry. thanks for the inspiration, i’m going to have to try this soon!

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  14. Hi there!

    Great recipe. I wonder if it would still work if you put bacon drippings in it as well? Too much? Would the oiliness disturb the texture?

  15. When I first saw the title, I thought “No way can bacon in ice cream be good!” But the ingredients you used and dolce de leche ice cream sound SO good.. I can’t wait to make this, now.

  16. Larissa

    I found you from Okinawa Hai and the comment you left about your father!! I couldn’t resist checking out your blog!! Wow – I love bacon but I’m not sure I’m that brave!!! Love how adventurous you are – wish I could think/eat out of the box like that. Though I do love Beni-imo ice cream and the seaweed soup I get at our favorite Korean BBQ here in Okinawa!!!!! Looking forward to “following” you and thanks for supporting us!!!

  17. Yeah, this is totally good. There’s nothing wrong with bacon in ice cream. Nada!

  18. Love, love, love this and can’t wait to try it. The bacon and nuts would be a great addition to Haagen-Dazs’ Bananas Foster ice cream, too!

  19. It’s a great idea! You ought to submit this recipe to the Food Network contest (the theme is bacon), before July 23rd (foodnetwork.com/recipecontest), and before someone else does😉 (I’m not talking about me!)

  20. And what a lovely mash-up it is! Sounds and looks amazing!!

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