Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream
Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream takes about 5 hours and 55 minutes from beginning to end. This recipe serves 8. One serving contains 1090 calories, 22g of protein, and 82g of fat. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Summer. If you have heavy cream, milk, vanilla paste, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. Maple Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream, No-Ice-Cream-Maker Salted Caramel, Bourbon, Nutter Butter and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream, and Bourbon Ice Cream are very similar to this recipe.
Special equipment: ice-cream maker
Render the bacon in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat until crispy.
Transfer the grease to the refrigerator, chilling until the fat solidifies. Leave half the bacon the pot, and reserve the other half.
Add the bourbon to the pot with the bacon and simmer until reduced by two-thirds. Stir in the cream, milk, 1/2 cup sugar, the vanilla and a pinch of salt and remove from the heat. Cover with plastic and cool for 1 hour. Strain and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Toss the reserved bacon with 1/4 cup sugar and the brown sugar.
Spread the sugared bacon on a baking sheet and bake until the sugar melts and caramelizes. Set aside to cool.
Whip the eggs until the volume has doubled in a stand mixer set on high speed.
Add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, a pinch of salt and 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cooled and rendered fat. Beat on high for 1 minute. Reduce the speed to low and slowly incorporate the cooled bourbon and milk mixture, mixing just to combine.
Pour into an ice-cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions. Freeze until firm, 1 to 2 hours. Scoop and garnish with the bacon sweets. Ah yum. Then sit down with a spoon and EAT IT. Do not share.
Recommended wine: Cream Sherry, Alcoholic Drink, Food Product Category, Wine, Red Wine, Sherry, Port, Dessert Wine, Moscato, Moscato Dasti
Cream Sherry, Alcoholic Drink, and Food Product Category are great choices for Ice Cream. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. The NV Solera Cream Sherry with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 17 dollars per bottle.
NV Solera Cream SherryThe Solera Cream Sherry has a brilliant amber and deep copper hue. With butterscotch and pecan aromas, the sweet salted nut and brown spice aromas carry a complex caramel accent. A sweet entry leads to a rounded, lush, moderately full-bodied palate with a lengthy, flavorful finish.