Recipe: Bacon Ice tea

Hey everyone!

So now that I have some free time, I have come up with this new recipe!

Now I call it bacon ice tea, but it really has nothing to do with bacon, just a name! This recipe was made up after I had some ice tea at a restaurant, and it was gross! Way to sweet, and the tea tasted like it came from some pre-made powder (if that’s even possible!). It only takes a few minutes to make and its cheaper than buying it at the store!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp loose leaf earl grey tea
  • 2 tbsp loose leaf oolong black tea
  • 5 mint leaves torn in half
  • water

Preparations:

Loose leaf tea pot

3 liter juice container

Step 1:

Boil enough water to fill the teapot, make sure the water is boiling since black tea requires very high temperatures to steep properly.

Step 2:

Steep tea in the loose leaf tea pot for 8-10 minutes

Step 3:

Mix all the ingredients together in the juice container and chill until cooled.

Step 4:

Enjoy!

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Part 1: Bacon ice cream 3 ways!

Hey everybody!

I don’t have time to post all 3 recipes for the bacon ice cream, but I have enough time to do one!

I got the idea originally from Smokin bones a few weeks ago, and ever since I thought I could do better! So here is my interpretation of the bacon ice cream I had at Smokin bones.

Vanilla ice cream with bacon brittle

Ingredients:

  • Good quality vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon (reserve 1 tbsp for garnish)

Preparations and Cooking:

  1. In a small pot, mix the sugar, corn syrup, and water together. On medium heat, combine the mixture until clear. Turn the heat up to medium/high and boil (do not stir!), using a candy thermometer bring the mixture up to 300 degrees F (hard crack). 
  2. immediately take the sugar mixture off the heat, Mix the baking soda, butter, vanilla, and bacon into the sugar mixture. (this might get a bit scary because it bubbles, but it’s okay!)
  3. When the bubbles subside, pour onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
  4. Allow to cool for 30 minutes
  5. Break the brittle into pieces and put half of the brittle into a food processor. Blend the brittle in the food processor until it is the texture of coarse corn meal, pour the mixture into a bowl.
  6. Scoop out a ball of ice cream and roll it in the bacon brittle until it is completely covered.
  7. Serve with a piece of the intact bacon brittle and some crumbled bacon for garnish.

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Thanks for checking out part 1 of my bacon ice cream adventure! Please let me know what you think and try it out yourself!

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