I tried my hand at avocado ice cream this weekend with the addition of bacon, of course!
OK, some of you might be thinking: avocado and ice cream sounds a bit weird. It’s not. Let me break it down for you. If you know the taste and texture of an avocado then you’d describe it as having a slight nutty flavor, nothing too overpowering, and a creamy and smooth texture, thanks to it’s good fats – the perfect addition to an ice cream, really! The bacon does its job of rounding out the flavors by adding a salty, smokey and crunchiness.
So stop sticking up your nose and give this recipe a try. And if you were sold by the words bacon + avocado + ice cream like me, then you rock!
Makes about 1.5 quarts.
Avocado Bacon Ice Cream Recipe:
- 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 4 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1/8 cup fresh lime juice
Cook your bacon and crumble it and set aside.
Combine milk, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-high heat just until milk begins to boil; remove from heat.
Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar, whole eggs and egg yolk in large bowl. Beat mixture until combined. Continue whisking mixture while very slowly pouring in 1 cup hot milk mixture.
Slowly pour egg mixture into saucepan and cook over medium heat and whisk slowly until it coats the back of a spatula or spoon. Do not boil.
Pour custard mixture through fine-meshed sieve into medium bowl set in ice water.
Combine avocados and lime juice in medium bowl and blend until smooth in a blender. Stir into custard mixture.
Cover and refrigerate until cold then put in your ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. When your ice cream is just about to be done add the bacon bits.