Maple Bacon Ice Cream? Oh yes! And contrary to what you may think, it actually does taste very nice indeed! Why not try this wonderful recipe and give your taste buds something to savour. They will thank you.
12 strips bacon
¾ cup (1½ sticks) plus 2 tbsp unsalted butter
½ cup unsweetened cashew milk, almond milk, or water
¼ cup MCT oil
4 large eggs
4 large egg yolks
¼ cup Swerve confectioners’-style sweetener
2 tsp maple extract
¼ tsp fine sea salt (keeps the ice cream soft)
- SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
Ice cream maker
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Have 6 cone-shaped metal objects on hand (I made my own with sheet metal; you can use a funnel). Wrap a strip of bacon tightly around the form, overlapping the edges so that the bacon completely covers the form. Place the cone on its side on the baking sheet, with the bacon ends seam side down. Repeat with the remaining forms and 5 more strips of bacon to make 6 cones. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy.
Allow the cones to cool completely on the forms before removing them.
- While the bacon cones are baking, dice the remaining 6 strips of bacon and cook until crispy in a skillet over medium heat. Set aside the cooked bacon for garnish and save the rendered bacon fat for another use.
- Place the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat if browning it. Stir occasionally with a whisk as the butter heats, foams, and forms brown (but not black!) specks. Don’t let the butter burn. Remove the pan from the heat once the butter has browned and set aside to cool. If you don’t want to brown the butter, or if you’re using coconut oil, simply melt the butter or oil and set it aside to cool.
- Blend the cooled browned butter, cashew milk, MCT oil, whole eggs, egg yolks, sweetener, extract, and salt in a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Fill an ice cream maker halfway with the mixture and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- To serve, place some ice cream in a cooled bacon cone and top with cooked diced bacon.
- Freeze the ice cream in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories384
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
- Sodium 68mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Sugars 14g
- Protein 8.4g 17%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.