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Maple Bacon Ice Cream

A sweet cream ice cream with chunks of maple glazed bacon and dates.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Freeze time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: bacon, ice cream, maple

Ingredients

  • 8 rashers bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup chilled
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup dates chopped and chilled

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C.
  • Place bacon on a lined oven tray and cover with brown sugar.
  • Bake bacon for about 15 minutes or until nicely browned. Turn bacon half way through cooking.
  • Allow bacon to cool and chop into small pieces. Place in fridge for an hour to cool further.
  • Add milk, cream, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla to a large bowl and whisk for about a minute until well combined and sugar has dissolved.
  • Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions to churn.
  • When the ice cream is almost churned, add the chopped bacon and dates and allow to churn for a further minute until combined.
  • Place ice cream in an airtight container and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  • When serving, it tastes great topped with more maple syrup.

Notes

It's important to fully chill your add-ins before adding to the ice cream base.