candied bacon maple walnut ice cream
Why yes, yes I am sharing a recipe for ice cream today. In October. I’m such a rebel, I know. I can just picture you shuddering in intimidation.
Or maybe that’s because we’re talking about cold ice cream in cold October? I dunno.
Here’s the real reason I made ice cream this time of year: BECAUSE IT’S ICE CREAM. OK, that’s only part of the reason. Another, more legitimate reason involves the fact that my darling husband, who has never undergone surgery in his life, is getting his wisdom teeth pulled today. And that means he may or may not require copious amounts of TLC in the form of copious amounts of this candied bacon maple walnut ice cream. I hear that candied bacon especially works wonders on the recovery process.
I know in my case, a big part of my recovery is thanks to ice cream. When I got my wisdom teeth pulled in high school, my best friend came over with a pint of coffee ice cream and it was the bomb.com. It could have been a combination of that plus the drugs, but still — I ate that whole pint in lickety-split and I’ll never ever forget it. It was the best ice cream in the whole world.
Because I’m so fancy like a food blogger, when it came time for the hubs to do his time in the oral surgeon’s chair, I went big with a homemade ice cream filled with delicious, cozy, fall-ish flavors like pure maple syrup and toasted walnuts and candied bacon. It’s like a hug in ice cream form. A very chilly hug. That metaphor totally failed. Let’s rewind.
Maple. Walnuts. Bacon. Ice Cream. You don’t need the excuse of surgery to make this recipe soonest.
On that note, I’m off to the oral surgeon’s office with my phone in hand because YES, I am totally recording what my husband is like on laughing gas (best wife ever, I know). Head over to the KitchenAid blog, The Kitchenthusiast, for the recipe!
It’s never to cold for ice cream! Yum!
I eat ice cream all year round! there is no season too cold for anything maple and bacon. Yummo!
Hahah you are the best wife ever!! This is just da bomb!
Oh yes, this is glorious. And it has been WARM in DC these past few days, and my apartment building has turned on the heat, so I could use some cold ice cream!!!
Love love this!! The candied bacon in ice cream is so freaking awesome!
I’m an ice cream year-round kind of gal. So this is totally fine with me! Also, it’s sweltering here today. Totally ice cream worthy.
I wouldn’t mind recovering with candied bacon ice cream! Plus ice cream any time of the year is a go in my books.
Hahaha this is the best! I was hilarious after getting my wisdom teeth out. The nurse had to help my mom get me out to the car because I was laughing so hard and was so loopy that I couldn’t walk. I was similarly weird after getting my tonsils out. But eating stuff like ice cream afterwards is the best part. When I got my wisdom teeth out, I also binge-watched Gilmore Girls. And now, thanks to Netflix – your hubbie can do the same! I highly encourage it. Or at least binge-watching SOME tv show. 🙂 This ice cream sounds perfect, by the way.
We’re entering summer, so I’m making ice cream on a weekly basis 😀 hurray!
I’ve never had candied bacon – it looks super fantastic with the walnuts and maple syrup.
Your hubby might want to have his wisdom teeth out every week if this kind of sweet treat awaits him! My hubby had his out this past spring and he didn’t do anything weird on the drugs. So disappointing! Especially considering I’m a hot mess on anesthesia. On a side note, there’s a brunch place in Columbus that serves french toast with a scoop of maple bacon ice cream on top. Totally recreating it now with this!
Ice cream knows no seasons! Well, at least in my world. This flavor is totally amazing….LOVE it!
Sara — Oh, I fully intend to have him binge-watch Gilmore Girls with me — for his sake, obviously. 😉
Courtney — French toast with maple bacon ice cream??? I must do this.
I mean, you coulda just stopped at Candied Bacon and I still would have clicked on the recipe!
Good luck to your hubz! Wisdom teeth are no fun.
Your husband is a lucky man! I haven’t had to get my wisdom teeth taken out, but if I did I’d definitely want this ice cream to be waiting for me on the other end…
Ice cream like this should be enjoyed any time of year – it looks soooo good! I’ve been craving a good homemade ice cream lately and bacon + maple + walnut sounds like it’s right up my alley! Gonna go scope out the recipe!!
your husband is one lucky guy. and this has bacon so it can be breakfast right?
I love anything maple, your ice cream looks so creamy and dreamy! 🙂
Haha, girl, you can talk to me about ice cream any day 🙂 This candied bacon maple walnut ice cream sounds absolutely fantastic!
Ice cream all year round for me. I’m actually making ice cream today too!! Maple Walnut is my favorite flavor and the addition of bacon here just makes it that much better! Hope your husband is recovering well.
Ice cream is good all year, it’s never too cold! And this looks like a pretty deluxe version, so I’m sure it could get anyone through the aftermath of surgery!
Oh my good word. This ice cream. I want it.
This ice cream looks and sounds amazing! Bacon? Maple? Nuts? Oh yeah!
My heart just fluttered when I saw the title of this post! YUM!
Your hubby is one lucky guy. Everything about this is making me want to reach for the closet pint of ice cream, but it wouldn’t be THIS ice cream…. 🙁
Yummyyyyyy this looks so so good. You’ve captured fall in an ice cream so perfectly! Good luck to your hubby :)!
This ice cream looks absolutely incredible!!
Haha, that’s awesome! I know my mom probably wishes she’d recorded me. 🙂 I’m sure this ice cream will be perfect! I was actually already dating my husband in high school when I had mine removed and he’d take me for smoothies, haha.
I live in Florida. Ice cream is a thing year round. So give me ALL of the ice cream, especially this one. Maple, bacon. YUM!
mmm yum, I love ice cream, even in cold weather. I don’t have to wait to eat this on summer time:-)
Oh my! Where have you been all my life with this ice cream!
Wow that candied bacon maple walnut ice cream looks amazing! The colors are so vibrant – your photography is fantastic Stephanie! I am obsessed with desserts and will definitely try it!