Two American Classics That Create a Sweet and Salty Treat
I bake by this unwritten rule: Everything tastes better with bacon. When I saw Hiland Dairy Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream in my freezer, I thought, why not sweeten up some bacon and mix the two together? That’s how my Candied Maple Bacon Ice Cream was born. It’s become a big hit around my house. Hopefully, it will be as big of a hit in your household too! Here’s how you make it.
- 2 – 4 cups Hiland Dairy Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream
- 8 slices thick-cut bacon
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, softly packed
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Hiland Dairy Spreadable Butter
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Line a jellyroll pan with aluminum foil. Fit a baking rack on top of the pan, and coat it generously with cooking spray.
Place eight strips of bacon onto the baking rack.
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, maple syrup and spreadable butter together.
Brush each bacon strip with the maple mixture, reserving half for each side. Bake for 12 minutes.
Turn over and brush the remaining maple mixture on top of each strip.
Return to the oven and bake an additional 12 minutes or until desired crispiness. Remove and let cool completely.
Once cooled, transfer the bacon onto a plate or cutting board and chop into smaller bits, leaving a few larger pieces for garnish.
Scoop the ice cream into a small bowl.
Add the bits of bacon to the ice cream and gently fold together.
Serve immediately in small bowls, and garnish with a large piece of bacon.
You can add these maple candied bacon bits to just about any Hiland Dairy Ice Cream. Visit Hiland Dairy’s website to see all of the available Hiland Dairy Ice Cream flavors. You can also sign up for money-saving coupons.