Buttered-Popcorn Ice Cream Sundae
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- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Buttered-Popcorn Ice Cream
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Halvah
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped high-quality milk chocolate (such as Lindt or Scharffen Berger)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao)
- 1 cup coarsely chopped store-bought peanut brittle
Combine sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar, and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and cook without stirring, occasionally swirling pan and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush, until dark amber in color, about 7 minutes.
Remove from heat; immediately add butter and stir until melted. Slowly add cream (mixture will bubble vigorously). Add vanilla and salt; whisk until smooth. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 month ahead. Let cool completely. Cover sauce and chill. Rewarm slightly before using.
Buttered-Popcorn Ice Cream
Set a strainer over a large bowl; set aside. Place popcorn in another large bowl. Drizzle butter over and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt; toss to coat. Add milk and cream; cover and steep for 10 minutes. Stir in corn syrup and 1 Tbsp. sugar. Working in batches, purée popcorn mixture in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Using an electric mixer, beat yolks, remaining 4 Tbsp. sugar, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in a large bowl until thick ribbons form. Gradually whisk hot popcorn mixture into yolk mixture. Return to saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until custard is slightly thickened, your finger leaves a path when drawn across the back of a spoon, and an instant-read thermometer registers 175°, 3–4 minutes. Pour through strainer. Cover and chill overnight.
Process in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a container, cover, and freeze. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep frozen.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Halvah
Stir both chocolates in a medium metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth. Set aside.
Place peanut brittle in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add peanut butter and melted chocolate. Pulse until combined. Spread out on a baking sheet. Chill for at least 4 hours. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; keep chilled.
Spoon some caramel sauce into tall, decorative glasses or serving bowls. Add 2 scoops buttered-popcorn ice cream. Drizzle more caramel sauce over. Sprinkle some halvah over. Top with a spoonful of whipped cream. Garnish sundae with peanuts and buttered popcorn.
Nutritional ContentOne serving contains: Calories (kcal) 740.1 %Calories from Fat 62.6 Fat (g) 51.5 Saturated Fat (g) 25.8 Cholesterol (mg) 331.8 Carbohydrates (g) 64.0 Dietary Fiber (g) 2.0 Total Sugars (g) 48.8 Net Carbs (g) 62.0 Protein (g) 11.7 Sodium (mg) 378.3Reviews Section
50 Mouthwatering Best Ice Cream Sundaes Recipes – Savory Style
There’s just something about Ice cream sundaes which can’t help but put a childlike grin on any face. Whether it’s the hot fudge sauce, the creamy ice cream, the cherry on top, or the nostalgic memories of such a treat – Either way, we can’t get enough of them!
Today we’ve rounded-up a mouth-watering selection of 50 of the best ice cream sundae recipes on the world wide web. These aren’t your average sundaes, however, with recipes including everything from skillets, to peaches, tacos, and liquor!
Grab a spoon, because we’re about to dive-into ice cream sundaes…
These waffle sundaes are the perfect dessert! They aren’t too tricky to make and are such a fun treat to enjoy. I’m talking a warm chocolate cakey waffle bottom with plenty of melty cookies and cream ice cream all topped with salted caramel sauce. Mmm!
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re going to love this dessert from A Dash of Sanity. Called a waffle cone sundae ice cream cake, it certainly combines two of our greatest loves!
Fancy some ice cream sundae tacos? This fun twist on everyone’s favorite Mexican dish has us thinking that this is the perfect party food! Check out the full recipe from A Subtle Revelry.
Speaking of sundae hybrids, these chocolate dipped sundae marshmallows will have you feeling as though you’re on cloud 9! Baby Loving Mama is the genius behind this recipe.
Baby Loving Mama is certainly a fan of all things chocolate-dipped! She’s also created these chocolate banana sundae bites.
Prepare yourself for the deliciousness that is this hot fudge brownie sundae from Bakes by Chi Chi – Have you ever seen something looking quite so delicious?
These brownie sundae ice cream cone cupcakes take dessert to a whole new level…Can you believe just how awesome they are? Baking a Moment is one talented lady!
Baking a Moment is also the genius behind another wonderful sundae creation – these black forest waffle sundaes! You’ll want these for dessert every night of the week…
When it comes to clever sundae recipes, BBC Food also has one up their sleeves! This Knickerbocker glory has been described as “the dessert of childhood dreams!”
This banana ‘nice cream’ sundae from Begin Within Nutrition has been made with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – they’re a delicious chocolate without the junk!
Bite Me More has created this Ballpark Ice Cream Sundae with buttered popcorn, caramel sauce and crushed peanuts! Could it be any more delicious?
Brown-Eyed Baker has created a frozen brownie sundae! It contains a layer of fudgy brownies topped with vanilla ice cream, peanuts and hot fudge topping, served straight from the freezer!
Brown-Eyed Baker has been generous enough to share her special ice cream sandwich cake recipe with you. It even comes with a cherry on top!
This chocolate caramel turtle sundae is just one of the many delectable sundae recipes that BuzzFeed have whipped-up! We have a feeling you’re going to love this one…
If you’re a fan of strawberry shortcake, then this strawberry shortcake sundae recipe from BuzzFeed will blow your mind! You won’t want to stop at just one.
Here’s another epic sundae creation from BuzzFeed! This recipe features a banana split sundae that’s as tasty as it looks.
Next time you host a little dinner party, why not surprise your guests with this Nutella deluxe sundae from BuzzFeed? They’ll be grinning from ear to ear!
Bring some S’mores magic into your next sundae by following this delectable recipe from BuzzFeed! Your taste buds will be tingling for this sweet treat.
Would you consider yourself a cookie lover? BuzzFeed are quite the fans, so have created a recipe for this insanely good sundae!
These hot fudge sundae cupcakes are the best thing to warm you up on a winter’s night. Check out the full recipe from Cooking Classy!
Here’s a banana split with a difference. Delicious Spatula creates hers using a caramelized banana which has been browned in hot butter – Yum!
This caramel nut brownie sundae is perfect for two people enjoying a cozy night in. Dessert for Two is the talented blogger behind this amazing recipe!
These ice cream sundae jars from Dessert for Two are quite clever – they contain chocolate, coconut and mixed berry caramel!
How do these Grilled Peach Crisp Sundaes with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle sound? We think Domesticate Me has created the ultimate naughty-but-nice dessert!
These Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sundaes from Faring Well combine two much-loved desserts. They also look gorgeous in those little jars, don’t they?
These ice cream sundae cupcakes from Frugal Mom Eh! feature a dense funfetti cupcake and rich vanilla buttercream, decorated to look like an ice cream sundae! Serve these at your next party for ultimate cool-factor.
Half-Baked Harvest has created a recipe for Mini Chocolate Stout Brownie Sundae Floats with Burnt Irish Caramel + Hot Fudge. Need we say more?
If gluten isn’t your thing, or you prefer vegan alternatives, then you’re in luck! Hot for Food has created this vegan gluten-free hot fudge sundae just for you!
Mmm…this is one dessert you won’t forget in a hurry! Hugs and Cookies XOXO will show you how to make this Twix Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Trifle.
Fancy creating some peanut butter cookie sundae cups next time some guests come around? You’ll love this recipe from my Heart!
We can hardly take our eyes off this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hot Fudge Sundae from Le Crème de la Crumb! It contains all the sundae goodness you’d hope for.
If you love Dr Pepper Cherry, then you’ll adore these ice cream sundaes from Life with the Crust Off! Don’t forget to include the delicious cherry on top.
What do you get when you combine a tiramisu and an ice cream sundae? This extraordinary dessert from Martha Stewart of course!
These key Lime Pie Sundaes with Shortbread Triangles from Martha Stewart are a very refined and grown-up take on the traditional sundae! We bet that they taste delicious too.
How awesome does this fruit bowl sundae look from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen? It’s a naughty-but-nice dessert which will have you feeling less guilty!
These rainbow jello parfaits from Mom Dot contain just two ingredients – Can you believe that? They look like a sundae straight from Wonderland!
These S’mores waffle sundaes from My Baking Addiction have been described as “mini waffles topped with ice cream, toasted marshmallows and all the fixings to create the most delicious sundae.” We can’t wait to try them!
Pillsbury will teach you how to make the perfect skillet cookie sundae. It’ll satisfy all of your sweet cravings at once – Yum!
Who wouldn’t love a banana split brownie sundae? Smuckers has the perfect recipe to help you master the much-loved dessert!
Attention vegans – You’re going to love this dessert! So Delicious Dairy-Free has created the ultimate vegan S’more sundae just for you.
Fancy a no-bake dessert which contains some vitamins and nutrients? Spend with Pennies is the genius behind this banana split stuffed strawberries. Unique indeed!
This Caramel Apple Pie Sundae is made with homemade cinnamon apples, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and cinnamon! Check out Spoonful of Flavor’s full recipe for more.
Sprinkle of Green has the perfect dessert for you and your loved one – Valentine’s Red Velvet Brownie Fudge Sundaes. These are absolutely perfect!
If you prefer your ice cream sundaes a bit more fancy and filled with fruit, then this fruit and granola parfait from Tatyana’s Everyday Food will be right up your alley!
This warm sticky bun sundae is just the sweet treat for winter. The Disney Diner will have you wanting to make this all-year-round though!
The Seasoned Mom has created these delectable Skinny Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Sundaes to satisfy your sweet tooth! It tastes as good as it looks too.
Here’s another vegan version of a sundae! This Raw some Vegan Life has created a unique mango banana ice cream sundae that you’re going to adore.
Here’re a grown-up only version of a sundae from Tipsy Bartender! You won’t want to miss this recipe, so be sure to check it out.
You may have to read this one twice! Wanna Bite is the genius creator of this bacon brownie sundae. Yep, you heard correctly!
These sundaes from What’s Gaby Cooking look like something straight out of a restaurant! They’re Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes – the ultimate treat.
All hail these chocolate-dipped ice cream tacos from Your Home-Based Mom! They’re like a sundae mixed with everyone’s favorite Mexican dish.
Didn’t they all look delicious? Which recipes were your favorite? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!
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Popcorn Ice Cream
When it came time for Dan, my main squeeze, to celebrate his mother&rsquos birthday, he made it clear that she wasn&rsquot a cake person. Lucky for me, Holli is an ice cream person, and a popcorn lover as well, so I set myself to the task of making a buttered popcorn ice cream for her birthday. This was my first chance to make an impression on her, and I was determined it be a delicious one.
I had made a popcorn sorbet at Poppy restaurant as the base of a caramel corn sundae, and had enough experience to know better than to blend popped corn with hot liquid. The starches in the popcorn form long gummy chains and make it kind of snotty&mdashyuck! I blended popped corn into a chilled ice cream base, but it wasn&rsquot quite right&mdashand this ice cream had to be just right. After a team powwow, Harry Flagger, pastry cook supreme, said it was missing the flavor of the toasted oil. And boy, was he right. I popped the popcorn in clarified butter on the stovetop, then I added the ice cream base to the pot&mdashand it perfectly captured the aroma of popcorn.
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Endless Sundae Summer: Swirlz, New Ice Cream Bar
Swirlz is a new ice cream bar on Yuyuan Lu, brought to you by Priscilla Young, co-founder of Brut Eatery and Ms P’s Basque burnt cheesecakes, and Jun Wu, executive chef of Brut Eatery.
There are four flavors of ice cream, all made fresh in-house with 100% milk and 100% fruit purée. To start, Swirlz has Meiji fresh milk, dark chocolate, strawberry, and the awesomely funky soy sauce caramel (it’s like salted caramel but with that familiar soy sauce flavor).
Soy Sauce Caramel
Ice creams are available as a cone or in a cup, ¥28 for one flavor or ¥30 for two flavors.
Strawberry (Fruit flavors will rotate!)
Ice creams are also available in sundae form, fully loaded with toppings like buttered popcorn, crispy Serrano ham and chocolate wafers. My favorite is the Fig & Ham (because, obviously, it has that salty Serrano on top).
Fig & Ham (¥44) – Meiji fresh milk ice cream, crispy Serrano ham, fresh fig, fresh thyme, caramelized fig sauce. Ferrero Flare (¥42) – Dark chocolate ice cream, hazelnut, chocolate wafer, shaved chocolate, hazelnut chocolate sauce. Movie Night (¥36) – Fresh milk ice cream, buttered popcorn, Oreo crumble, peanuts, caramel sauce.
There are even some with a touch of booze, like this Piña Colada sundae.
Piña Colada (coming soon) – Fresh milk ice cream, Diplomatico, pineapple, coconut.
The plan is to rotate in some funky flavors on a monthly basis. Flavors churning soon include black sesame, lemon cheesecake, pandan coconut, and milk tea.
Swirlz also has coffee (Americano, ¥22 Affogato, ¥34) and some fizz drinks.
Mango Passion Fruit Fizz (¥32)
Venue is also dog-friendly!
Address: 1411 Yuyuan Lu, near Dingxi Lu 愚园路1411号, 近定西路
Hours: Daily, 12pm-11pm
7 Too Much: Carolina Reaper Ice Cream
Imagine the idea of eating ghost peppers, and add that to ice cream. That is not one thought that many people would entertain. Perhaps the bravest of all. Imagine also an ice cream flavor that is even spicier than that. Perhaps one that has the flavor of Carolina Reapers, which are the hottest chili peppers in the world.
The Aldwych Café and Ice Cream Parlor in Glasgow, Scotland features the Carolina Reapers ice cream flavor. The name for it is Respiro Del Diavolo which means the breath of the devil in Spanish. This ice cream is so hot that anyone who wants to try it out must sign a waiver to do so first.
Buttered-Popcorn Ice Cream Sundae - Recipes
Do you ever have one of those days that just feels difficult? The kind of day that, by the end of it, leaves you feeling completely deflated and exhausted? It doesn't happen too often, but when it does, it's quite the brick wall that smacks me in the face. I think part of the process of moving from Japan to Colorado must be learning to bottle up my emotions associated with missing/letting go of our former home while beginning to love our new one. Does that make sense? Then, it just all comes out at once and I begin to realize how much I miss the familiar streets, sounds, and routines of Tokyo. It's funny that a place that started out being so strange and different became so normal to me.
None of my problems are really that bad. But I think we all have times when the problems we do have become just a little too much. And we need a good cry. Am I right?
After an emotionally draining day, I seem to want something decadent and comforting to enjoy while I pick up the pieces of myself that have been scattered willy nilly on the floor. Ice cream usually does the trick. And it is especially appropriate with all the crazy heat we have been having here in Denver this week. Nearly 100 degrees, lots of sun, zero rain, and gusty wind. Not a great combination for our drought-stricken part of the country.
OK- enough of all that serious stuff. Let's talk about these sundaes.
First, we have a salted caramel macchiato sundae made with coffee ice cream, salted caramel and fresh whipped cream. Holy Hannah, that's delicious.
Then, there is a classic sundae made boozy, with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, a cute little cherry on top and a splash of Cointreau. Can't go wrong with a combination that has stood the test of time, can you? And a little bit of boozy flavor makes it just right for adults. I also added some toasted pine nuts in place of peanuts. Yum.
And now, the best for last is this sundae made with chocolate ice cream, covered in both chocolate sauce and caramel, then sprinkled with buttery, salty popcorn and chopped pecans. I'm playing favorites and this is it.
I'm not really endorsing eating your sorrows away (or am I?), but I am saying that ice cream sundaes can have a fun, grown up twist that will brighten any day.
You don't really need a recipe for these, but I'll give them to you anyway. While we're at it, why don't you give me your favorite ideas for ice cream sundaes in the comments below! It's going to be hot here all week, so I'll need some more inspiration!
Bliss in a bowl: 17 ideas for your next ice cream sundae
Perhaps you don’t need an excuse to indulge in an ice cream sundae. To that we say, good on you. But just in case you do, rejoice: November 11 is National Sundae Day. It's a day to feel good about piling toppings on your favorite scoops, whether it’s the traditional fudge sauce with nuts, whipped cream and a cherry on top or something a little more creative, like the ideas below. Go on — enjoy. It’s practically your patriotic duty. (For each of these recipes, whipped cream is a given.)
1. Applesauce + cinnamon + vanilla ice cream: Love apple pie a la mode? This is it, sans crust. Warm a little applesauce with a sprinkling of cinnamon, to taste, then pour it atop a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream. Amp it up even more with some cinnamon ice cream or, even better, a dulce de leche or salted-caramel scoop.
2. Strawberry slices + blueberry preserves + vanilla ice cream: We were serious when we said it’s your patriotic duty to enjoy a sundae. So do it American-style: Heat a little blueberry preserves so they become slightly liquid. Pour over two scoops of vanilla ice cream and top with fresh sliced strawberries. Yahoo red, white and blue!
3. Marshmallow fluff + graham crackers + rocky road ice cream: It’s s’mores in a cup! Top two scoops of rocky road ice cream (or plain chocolate if you’re a purist) with a dollop of marshmallow fluff and garnish with a couple graham cracker sections — or crumble them on top. Either way, we predict you’ll want s’more.
4. Strawberry slices + vanilla ice cream + aged balsamic: Sweet-tart flavors go gourmet. Simply top a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream with fresh sliced strawberries and drizzle with a mellow aged balsamic vinegar for a complex, sophisticated sundae.
5. Lemon curd + pistachio ice cream + salted pistachios: Nuts for nuts? Place a dollop of lemon curd atop two scoops of pistachio ice cream, dress with whipped cream and sprinkle with chopped salted pistachios.
6. Peanut butter syrup + chocolate ice cream + salted peanuts: Think chocolate and peanut butter are two great tastes that taste great together? Then take a cue from the famous peanut butter cup and top chocolate ice cream with peanut butter syrup (here's an easy recipe for homemade peanut butter syrup) and chopped salted peanuts.
7. Toasted coconut + coconut ice cream + cookie crumbles: Think coconut cream pie when you’re putting this sundae together: Top coconut ice cream with whipped cream (of course) and toasted coconut. Crumble your choice of cookie on top, from a sugar cookie to a snickerdoodle or even a graham cracker.
8. Banana slices + sweet cream ice cream + Nilla wafers: Speaking of cream pies, riff on banana cream pie, sundae-style by topping sweet cream ice cream (or a scoop of banana ice cream if you’re really bananas for the flavor) with banana slices and crumbled Nilla wafers. Bonus: Top the banana slices with a sprinkling of brown sugar and a pat of butter and broil for two to three minutes to get a deep, caramelized flavor.
9. Caramel syrup + vanilla ice cream + sea salt: Love the new salted-caramel craze? Construct your own sundae in homage by sprinkling some high-quality flaked sea salt over caramel-topped vanilla ice cream.
10. Dulce de leche + chocolate ice cream + cinnamon + cinnamon-sugar tortilla strips: Take your sundae a south of the border with this deconstructed Mexican chocolate sundae. Top scoops of chocolate ice cream (or one chocolate and one cinnamon scoop) with dulce de leche (also sold as cajeta) and sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with strips of cinnamon-sugared tortillas (the Pioneer Woman has a great cinnamon crisps recipe).
11. Breakfast cereal + vanilla ice cream + chocolate sauce: Cuckoo for breakfast cereal? Top your favorite scoops with the cereal of your choice, everything from Cocoa Krispies or Cocoa Puffs if you’re a chocolate fiend to Kix, Corn Flakes and even Cheerios if you prefer a to give your sundae a toasty taste. (New Englanders know that Grape-Nuts are a great match for vanilla.)
12. Maple syrup + bacon + vanilla ice cream: Seriously folks, what kind of food list would be complete without bacon? Sate all your sweet-salty cravings by crumbling crispy bacon atop vanilla ice cream and drizzling with maple syrup.
13. Popcorn + vanilla ice cream + chocolate sauce: Another take on sweet and salty, cinema style. Instead of the traditional chopped nuts, sprinkle salted buttered popcorn on top. More of a carnival type person? Sub Cracker Jack or kettle corn for the popcorn.
14. Pretzels + potato chips + butterscotch sauce + vanilla ice cream: Momofuku Milk Bar has their Compost Cookie. Why can’t you make a sundae in the same style? Top vanilla ice cream with butterscotch sauce, and crumble pretzels and potato chips atop. Oh yeah.
15. Strawberry preserves + strawberry ice cream + biscuits: It’s strawberry shortcake in a bowl. Heat a small amount of strawberry preserves to make them liquid, then pour atop strawberry ice cream and crumble a little biscuit on top.
16. Cherry preserves + vanilla ice cream + brownie crumbles + chocolate sauce + brandied cherry: This take on black forest cake makes a great bowl: Heat cherry preserves so they become liquid and pour atop vanilla ice cream. Crumble brownie or chocolate cake pieces on top and finish with a brandied cherry — or a few.
17. Apple or pumpkin butter + pumpkin pie spice + toasted walnuts + vanilla ice cream: Call it the harvest special. Dollop apple or pumpkin butter atop two scoops of vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice (a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger and allspice). Top with toasted walnuts. So cozy.
12 Sweet and Salty Popcorn Desserts
A little crunchy, salty, caramel-y goodness is about the only thing that can improve ice cream (although all those sprinkles don't hurt, either).
Get the recipe from Clara Persis.
Crunchy cashews and crispy popcorn give these cookies amazing texture.
Get the recipe from Bakers Royale.
Creamy, buttery, and topped with real popcorn, these cupcakes are just a sweetened version of the classic movie theater snack.
Get the recipe from A Beautiful Mess.
Rich, buttery caramel and crisp apples are the perfect complement to the salty popcorn exterior.
Get the recipe from Raspberri Cupcakes.
Popcorn pie?! Yup, we're entirely serious, here, people.
Get the recipe from We couldn't resist including just one dessert with bacon. Get the recipe from A Cozy Kitchen. These gorgeous chocolate cupcakes are absolutely loaded with every possible kind of sweet and salty topping. Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest. Not really a cake at all, this crunchy creation is more like a giant Rice Krispies treat made entirely out of popcorn. Get the recipe from Cookies and Cups. Because why not put a little bit of sweet cereal into your caramel corn. And with that old-fashioned graham cracker flavor and generous dose of melty chocolate, this bark basically tastes exactly like a s'more. Described as the ‘ice cream alchemist’, Frugii’s John Marshall is the closest thing Canberra has to Zumbo. Whipping up flavours like Tim Tam, salted butter caramel, candied orange, cardamom, musk stick, popcorn, black licorice and sambuca … plus the more ‘out there’ blue cheese, cloves, and bacon, he pushes the boundaries of the traditional ice cream experience. “I was of course inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s TV Series, and book where he did his now infamous ‘Bacon and Egg’ Ice Cream,” explains John. “However, not one for ice cream tasting ‘eggy’ I decided to make my own version where it’s more of a balance between sweet and savoury flavours.” Here’s how you can create it at home. Bacon Ice Cream Base Bacon Fat (rendered) to taste! Instructions Heat milk to 30c add half the sugar, stir frequently. Whisk the egg yolks, and remaining sugar to a light colour At 50c, add half the milk to the Egg Yolks stirring quickly (this step is called tempering), then return egg and milk mix to remaining half of milk in saucepan – continue stirring. At 84c, custard through sieve into a container, add hot rendered bacon fat, cover surface with gladwrap, and chill overnight. Churn using equipment instructions. All images by Rebecca Doyle Photography Read this article and more in our latest edition of Magazine, ‘The Hidden Issue’, available for free while stocks last at these stockists and locations. My love affair with chocolate has been going for a very long time now. As… This is one of my absolute favourite pasta recipes, and it’s a perfect dish for…
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We couldn't resist including just one dessert with bacon.
Get the recipe from A Cozy Kitchen.
These gorgeous chocolate cupcakes are absolutely loaded with every possible kind of sweet and salty topping.
Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.
Not really a cake at all, this crunchy creation is more like a giant Rice Krispies treat made entirely out of popcorn.
Get the recipe from Cookies and Cups.
Because why not put a little bit of sweet cereal into your caramel corn. And with that old-fashioned graham cracker flavor and generous dose of melty chocolate, this bark basically tastes exactly like a s'more.
Described as the ‘ice cream alchemist’, Frugii’s John Marshall is the closest thing Canberra has to Zumbo. Whipping up flavours like Tim Tam, salted butter caramel, candied orange, cardamom, musk stick, popcorn, black licorice and sambuca … plus the more ‘out there’ blue cheese, cloves, and bacon, he pushes the boundaries of the traditional ice cream experience.
“I was of course inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s TV Series, and book where he did his now infamous ‘Bacon and Egg’ Ice Cream,” explains John. “However, not one for ice cream tasting ‘eggy’ I decided to make my own version where it’s more of a balance between sweet and savoury flavours.”
Here’s how you can create it at home.
Bacon Ice Cream Base
Bacon Fat (rendered) to taste!
Heat milk to 30c add half the sugar, stir frequently.
Whisk the egg yolks, and remaining sugar to a light colour
At 50c, add half the milk to the Egg Yolks stirring quickly (this step is called tempering), then return egg and milk mix to remaining half of milk in saucepan – continue stirring.
At 84c, custard through sieve into a container, add hot rendered bacon fat, cover surface with gladwrap, and chill overnight.
Churn using equipment instructions.
All images by Rebecca Doyle Photography
Read this article and more in our latest edition of Magazine, ‘The Hidden Issue’, available for free while stocks last at these stockists and locations.
My love affair with chocolate has been going for a very long time now. As…
This is one of my absolute favourite pasta recipes, and it’s a perfect dish for…