Maple Ice Cream with Bacon Crumble

That’s right. I made it. Maple ice cream with homemade bacon crumble. When I first made bacon some weeks ago, I was thinking to myself ‘what am I going to do with all of this bacon?’. Well, that was a silly question as I was able to give some away, and well, the rest was easily consumed by my three kids. Towards the end of package of bacon, I decided to really do something different, and make something I have been wanting to make for some time now. Maple ice cream.

I first thought of the idea when I began making ice cream roughly one year ago. I would watch my kids eat a nice Sunday morning breakfast consisting of pancakes, bacon, and syrup. A breakfast that my kids just love, and one that all of the items just jive together so well.  That is when I thought, maple ice cream with a bacon topping. After all, my favorite part of that breakfast is really swiping up some syrup with a piece of bacon. That is all I need!

I proposed the idea to my kids, and they all had different reactions. My oldest who is a bacon junkie just yelled ‘bacon!’, while my middle guy just said something like ‘really? bacon ice cream?’, and my daughter, I think said something like ‘gross!’. Little did they know how awesome this ice cream really was.

Maple Ice Cream with Bacon

My kids loved it, and well, I found myself at the table, giggling. Yes, giggling, the ice cream was just that good. And I will be honest with you and say it might be the best ice cream combination that I have ever had. Ever.

Let’s get started.


  • 1 1/2 cups of real maple syrup, more for drizzling
  • 2 1/4 cups of heavy cream, very cold
  • 1 cup of milk, very cold
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked, and crumbled

That is it. Five simple ingredients. Five ingredients that will really blow your mind. Not kidding.

Maple Ice Cream with Bacon

These ingredients are to be used with an ice cream maker, that is all that I know. I have never attempted to mix the ingredients and simply place them in the freezer. A goal to making any ice cream with the ice cream maker is to make sure everything is very cold, as well as make sure your bowl is frozen.

So to a mixing bowl, add the cream, milk, extract, salt, and the syrup. Mix well. Assemble your ice cream maker, and pour this into the ice cream bowl, mixing for about 25 minutes.

During this time, cook your bacon. Once cooked, drain, and crumble.

Serve by scooping ice cream into your serving bowl, drizzle a bit of maple syrup, and top with some crumbled bacon.

The result is something out of this world, and in my opinion what that sweet and salty should taste like, that and a bit of smokiness from the bacon, just escalated this bowl of ice cream to the top of my list. Hope you enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

4 thoughts to “Maple Ice Cream with Bacon Crumble”

  1. Welcome to the maple syrup ice cream fan club! Next time Kopps has Maple Syrup and Pancakes as the flavor, you have to get some. And Lo actually grew up using maple syrup as an ice cream topping.

    Now, bacon topping. Brilliant! Nice work.

  2. I’m putting the bowl from my ice cream maker in the freezer now, then stocking up on heavy cream. Bought some grade B maple syrup at farmers last week and think this would be the best way to use it.

    Kopps has maple syrup & pancake flavor?!

  3. our family shared a chain restaurant version of this a couple of months ago–to anxious to try it one at a time I guess. it was very good. can’t wait to try the homemade variety. sounds awesome!

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