Bacon Ice Cream....that's right!

#1
Pecan-Brown Sugar & Bacon Ice Cream

Makes 1 1/2 quarts

Maple-cured or applewood-smoked bacon seem to be ideal choices here.

* 3 cups heavy cream
* 1 cup milk
* 1 1/4 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
* 4 egg yolks
* 1 cup chopped pecans
* 1 pound bacon, cooked until very crisp, blotted on paper towels and finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)

1. Combine the cream, milk, and sugar in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until hot and the sugar is completely dissolved, stirring occasionally.

2. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks until smooth. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of the hot cream-milk mixture. Return the yolk mixture to the saucepan, beating constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon, 6-8 minutes. Do not let it boil.

3. Strain the mixture into a clean bowl and let it cool completely. Stir in pecans and bacon and freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. To showcase the ice cream's flavor, before serving, remove from freezer and let it soften slightly.
 

ImWithStupid

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#4
wez said:
Will you marry me, sexy? ;)

We'll tour the Hormel plant for our honeymoon...
I have two Hormel plants within 50 miles of me if you marry me. Oh yea, bring some of that ice cream. I'm just saying.
 

*Chi*

Big Time BS'er
#10
emkay64 said:
It sounds gross, but it is actually really good. It's that sweet salty balance I guess :D
That does sound icky. I would try it though. With turkey bacon though, I don't like eating swine:p
 
#13
It subtle...the bacon is super crisp...and I dunno...hard to explain...it's really good...
Like a mapley, pecan ice cream with bacon bits...how can that be bad?
 

Ali

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#14
emkay64 said:
It subtle...the bacon is super crisp...and I dunno...hard to explain...it's really good...
Like a mapley, pecan ice cream with bacon bits...how can that be bad?
I believe you. I like a mixture of salty and sweet and I definitely love crunch. I bet it is good.