This yummy dessert has a rich, faintly smoky flavor courtesy of wood-smoked bacon mixed into the custard.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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15 mins
4 hrs
20 mins
4 hrs 35 mins
Makes about 2-1/2 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp and browned. Remove bacon from skillet; drain well on paper towels. Separate meat of bacon from fat; finely chop meat. Discard fat.

  • For custard, in a 2-quart saucepan combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, and chopped bacon. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats the back of a clean metal spoon. To cool, place custard in a large bowl of ice water for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • Pour custard in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 to 24 hours. Strain out bacon; discard. Stir whipping cream and vanilla into chilled custard.

  • Freeze cream mixture in 1-1/2- to 2-quart ice cream freezer according to manufacturers directions. Transfer to freezer container; seal and freeze 4 hours. Makes about 2-1/2 cups; 10 (1/4-cup) servings.

Test Kitchen Tip:

Coating on the spoon should be fairly thick. Drawing a finger through the coating, the edges along the path should hold their shape.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 197mg; saturated fat 13g; carbohydrates 17g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 1g; sugars 15g; protein 5g; vitamin a 874.6IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 20.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 116mg; potassium 136mg; calcium 101mg; iron 0.4mg.