Who’d like to try a bacon ice cream sandwich?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 5th, 2015


Bacon. Next to ice cream, it’s probably one of the world’s most perfect foods. But what happens when you combine the two? No, we’re not talking about a bacon-flavored ice cream or a few pieces of bacon in your vanilla (although that’s not a bad idea), we’re talking about a bacon ice cream sandwich. What’s a bacon ice cream sandwich? We’re glad you asked.

When the Turkey Hill team stumbled onto a few photos of the legendary sandwich — which includes vanilla ice cream sandwiches between two wafers of crispy, woven bacon — we knew we had to make it for ourselves in the Turkey Hill kitchen and post the step-by-step process here on the blog. Here’s how it all went down.

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The sweet-and-salty sandwich of your dreams starts with a woven sheet of bacon. It’s a little tricky to make, but once you get the hang of the process, it’s not too bad. Start by laying six slice of bacon flat on a baking sheet. Then peel back every other slice, lay down a slice of bacon (running in the opposite direction, and put the peeled back slices back in place. Then peel back the slices of bacon that you didn’t move earlier, put down a slice of bacon, and the put the peeled back slices back in place. Repeat that process until you have what looks like a tasty quilt of bacon.

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To cook your bacon blanket, just pop it in a 400 degree oven on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes. When the 20 minutes are up, carefully flip the woven sheet and bake for another 15 minutes. Your cooking time may vary, but you’ll know it’s ready when the entire sheet looks nice and crispy.

picNext, you’ll want to cut two rectangles from your sheet of bacon, roughly in the shape of ice cream sandwich wafers. You should use a sharp knife for this step, and not one with a serrated edge (which can break the bacon’s fragile edges).

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All that’s left to do now is fill your super sandwich with ice cream. You can opt for a classic ice cream sandwich flavor like vanilla, or choose whichever flavor you like. So how does it taste? It’s actually pretty good! We initially thought the bacon would crumble after the first bite and become a bit messy, but the woven structure and the baking process actually fuses the bacon into a very sturdy and durable sheet.

Do we recommend the bacon ice cream sandwich? Yes. If you’re an ice cream and bacon fanatic, this is one flavor combination you’ll definitely want to try for yourself!

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Enter our Pure & Simple Recipe Contest for a chance to win a year’s supply of iced tea!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 3rd, 2015


Enter our Pure & Simple Recipe Contest for a chance to win a year’s supply of iced tea!

Aug-03-PSRCIced tea is a refreshing drink all by itself, but it’s also a tasty ingredient in several equally refreshing summer beverages. That’s the inspiration behind our Pure & Simple Recipe Contest.

The challenge is simple: Create your best simple recipe using any of our new Pure

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Our final National Ice Cream Month prize: You pick the prize!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 31st, 2015


Our final National Ice Cream Month prize: You pick the prize!

JULY-31Say it ain’t so! Is July really almost over? That means it’s the end of National Ice Cream Month, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying ice cream in August, September and beyond.

In fact, let’s make it official: Turkey Hill is officially extending National

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The history of ice (part two): How one inventor helped the ice business heat up

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 30th, 2015


The history of ice (part two): How one inventor helped the ice business heat up

picLast month, we told the story of the history of an ingredient that’s very important in the creation of iced tea, but it’s equally important (if not more so) in the creation of ice cream. Of course, we’re talking about ice.

Of course, ice has been around

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Stay cool, folks! Which flavors are in your freezer RIGHT NOW?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 29th, 2015


Stay cool, folks! Which flavors are in your freezer RIGHT NOW?

JULY 29 - Heat Wave

Today’s post will be short and sweet, mainly because it’s hot out there and we want to make sure everyone has time to get to the store before all the ice cream is gone. Seriously, you know how folks empty the shelves of bread and

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UPDATE: Can the cookie dough in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream be used to make cookies?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 28th, 2015


UPDATE: Can the cookie dough in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream be used to make cookies?

UPDATE: We posted this entry earlier this year, but we’re posting it again with a special update at the end. Enjoy! And remember, we’re giving away ice cream EVERY DAY in July, so leave a comment to be entered to win today’s prize!

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Can you

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Meet Beau: A boy with big ice cream dreams

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 27th, 2015


Meet Beau: A boy with big ice cream dreams

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Beau Shell always wanted to be an ice cream man. Then again, what 11-year-old doesn’t dream about that every now and then. So when the young Athens, Georgia entrepreneur asked his parents for an ice cream truck for his NINTH birthday, they were tickled. The

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Second Scoop: Would you eat cicada ice cream?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 26th, 2015


Second Scoop: Would you eat cicada ice cream?

The following was posted here on the Ice Cream Journal back in 2011, but it’s one of our favorite “Would you eat it?” entries, so we’ve decided to post it again. Leave a comment with your thoughts on this buggy flavor. And remember, we’ll choose

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Which sundae topping is the best? (And our fake news story is…)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 25th, 2015


Which sundae topping is the best? (And our fake news story is…)

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The other day, we posted four ice cream-related news stories — the real stories and one fake — and asked you to guess which story was made up by the Turkey Hill team. Most of you picked story #2 (Viagra-flavored ice cream) and #3 (Play-Doh-flavored ice

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Week four prize: A sweet toy and a one-month supply of ice cream!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 24th, 2015


Week four prize: A sweet toy and a one-month supply of ice cream!

picIce cream is fun to eat AND fun to play with, and that’s the inspiration behind this week’s prize: the full-sized wooden ice cream treats you see on the right. To make things a little more fun, we’ll also throw in a ONE MONTH supply

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