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You cannot have breakfast without bacon right? Ok I hardly ever actually fry bacon for breakfast but if I think of a perfect morning, it involves some form of bacon. Since all this year’s ice creams are inspired by breakfast foods you know a maple bacon ice cream had to be included! Thankfully, bacon has been used in pretty much everything by now so ice cream doesn’t even seem surprising, right? To amp up the bacon notes, this one has brown sugar and maple and the end result is something you’ll want for breakfast, lunch and supper.
Grab the items from this video:
- Ice cream tubs used to store ice cream
- My KitchenAid stand mixer that I use practically every day for everything
- My KitchenAid ice cream bowl to mix up all these delicious ice creams
Watch how to make this maple bacon ice cream:
Want even more ice cream recipes?
- Nutella ice cream (addictive, just like the real thing!)
- Birthday cake ice cream (’cause it’s always someone’s birthday)
- Honey lavender ice cream (yeah, this one is bangin’!)
Maple Bacon Ice Cream
- 2 cups + 2 tbsp whole milk
- 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
- 2 tbsp corn syrup
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp bacon grease (optional)
- 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp maple flavoring
- ¾ cup crumbled bacon
- In a 5-quart saucepan, whisk 2 cups milk, heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, bacon grease, and salt. Set over medium heat. As a precautionary note, the brown sugar will cause the mixture to boil over if it is heated too quickly and boiled at too high of a temperature. Watch closely and whisk often.
- Whisk together the cornstarch and reserved 2 tablespoons milk until smooth. Set by the saucepan.
- As the mixture comes to a low boil, whisk to ensure all the sugar is dissolving. Allow to boil slowly for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the cornstarch mixture.
- Return to heat and whisk until the ice cream is bubbling throughout.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and maple flavoring. Let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Then pour into an airtight container through a strainer just in case there are any lumps.
- Chill at least 6 hours.
- When the ice cream base has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and pour it into the ice cream maker.
- Follow the instructions with your maker as they can vary depending on the manufacturer. Insert the paddle and churn until thick. In a KitchenAid ice cream attachment, this takes about 25-30 minutes.
- When the ice cream has churned, add in the bacon pieces, and stir lightly to combine.
- Scoop into an airtight freezer container and freeze 4-6 hours before enjoying to ensure it is at a good scooping consistency.
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I loved this so much! Next time I plan to do half bacon crumbles and half walnuts because the maple flavor was on point here and the possibility of blending my two favorite maple accompaniments in the same ice cream makes me very happy!