Happy Bacon Thursday everyone! And have I got a treat for you.
Actually, it’s for me, but I absolutely had to share. Allow me to present the ultimate in sweet-meets-salty:
Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Brittle Frozen Custard!!!!
How awesome is that?! My friend Victoria, a culinary master with a creative streak a mile wide, created a specialty ice cream treat for me based on my love of bacon. I have to say, it’s probably one of the oddest things I’ve ever eaten and I had to laugh as I took the first few bites, because there’s REAL BACON in the ice cream!! But I also have to say, it’s really good. And complex. There are lots of different flavors and you taste them all in turn with each bite.
I shouldn’t be surprised though. I mean, what’s not to like, right? Maple? Oh yeah, show me a box of maple candy and I’ll show you an empty box. Brown sugar? Everything’s better with brown sugar. Bacon? Hell yeah.
This ice cream (I guess it’s technically frozen custard, but I’ll keep calling it ice cream because it tastes just like premium ice cream) is terrific. Creamy and delicious, full of real maple flavor; that alone would be worth sitting down and devouring the entire pint. But the bacon brittle is the star of the show here.
If you look at it and think, there’s meat in that ice cream, you might
not get any further, but trust me, it’s good. Bacon brittle is the perfect description. The bacon bits are crispy and hard like candy and as the ice cream melts in your mouth, the bacon gets chewy like caramel. As the maple flavor that hits you in the beginning of each bite gives way, you really taste the bacon. And it’s good. This is rich stuff, as you can imagine bacon in cream would be–a little goes a long way.
This Creamotherapy takes Bacon Thursday to a whole new level. Victoria, I can’t thank you enough!
(And Victoria, you might want to patent this idea. People would buy this. Oh yes they would.)