Bacon is no longer just a delicious side to pair with eggs for breakfast. Bacon enthusiasts are pushing their love of bacon to the limits. You may start to question the saying “everything tastes better with bacon” when you read about some of these bacon creations.
Bacon Ice Cream. Photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit PorkBeInspired.com.
Satisfy your sweet tooth—with bacon?
Bacon has become an increasingly popular ingredient in desserts. While the idea may at first seem strange, the salty nature of bacon actually mingles well with the sweet flavors found in many desserts—creating an unbelievable experience that would appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth or a salty tooth.
The only thing that could make the creamy rich flavor of ice cream better is bacon!
In this Bacon Ice Cream recipe bacon is a crucial ingredient, not just a topping. You simply heat 1/4 pound of bacon with milk, half-and-half, corn syrup, and brown sugar until a deep bacon flavor develops. After the mixture has thoroughly chilled in the refrigerator, use an ice cream maker to finish creating this wacky dessert.
Chocolate Covered Bacon. Recipe photo by Taste of Home.
Chocolate Covered Bacon is another bacon dessert that is gaining in popularity. To make this dish you simply melt a mixture of chocolate and shortening in the microwave, pour over strip bacon that has been put on skewers, and garnish with your favorite topping. Once the chocolate cools and hardens you will be left with a delicious and portable bacon snack!
Bacon has also found its place with traditional baked desserts. Bacon and peanut butter complement each other perfectly in this Bacon and Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.
You can also modernize a traditional apple pie by adding a bacon weave!
Beyond Crazy Bacon Creations
Bacon is popping up in more places than the dessert menu—it can also be found on the cocktail menu. You can buy Bacon Vodka or make your own bacon infused vodka to create any number of mixed drinks, including a bacon-garnished Bloody Mary. Try this recipe for a Bacon Chocolate Martini!
Another odd bacon creation is Bacon Lip Balm. You can sooth your dry, cracked lips and enjoy the taste of bacon all day long.
There are so many ways to use bacon—you can even create edible serving dishes from bacon. Simply follow these instructions on how to make bacon cups. These serving dishes are perfect for finger foods, and when your cup is empty you get to eat bacon! You can also make bacon taco shells for the best tacos ever!
What is your favorite way to eat bacon? Have you tried a bacon dessert? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen made out of bacon?