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Salty & sweet takes on a whole new meaning when you pair these fun, easy-to-make cone-shaped Bacones (BACON ice cream cones) with your favorite ice cream!
There aren’t enough ice cream shops offering bacon ice cream cones. For real.
If I’m being honest…I’ve never actually seen them offered anywhere.
That’s a damn shame, it is.
BaCones are probably not what the world needs, but they are absolutely everything it wants.
JUST TAKE ME TO THE BACONES ALREADY!
If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy bacon ice cream cone recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!
There are two things you can pretty much always count on finding in our fridge on any given day: bacon and at least one pint of ice cream.
In spite of Mr. Crumby being mildly lactose intolerant, ice cream is just one of those sweets he can’t stay away from, no matter how much he might suffer later on.
So obviously, these BaCones were inevitable.
I did a little research on them (which is where I learned their official name,) and found out just how easy they are to bring to life. The only equipment you really need is some sugar cones and aluminum foil.
If you have cream horn molds and are dying to use them (I was,) feel free to use them to make some cute little mini cones!
So just how easy are they?
Take a sugar cone and wrap it in a small piece of foil, then make sure you spray the wrapped cone lightly with cooking spray.
Heaven forbid these things get stuck to the foil. I mean, should that happen, you should still eat the bacon…it just won’t make a very good ice cream cone.
One piece of bacon for a mini cone, two for a larger cone. Three if you like to live dangerously.
Starting at the open end of the cone, wrap the bacon tightly around, stretching it slightly and overlapping the edges. Finagle that fat so any holes are covered, unless you like leaky cones.
When you reach the pointy bottom, twist the end of the bacon into a little point, sealing it as best you can.
Bake those bad boys up and you’ve got yourself some BaCones!
You can’t quite fit as much ice cream in them as a regular cone, but I think the calorie trade-off is pretty fair.
The question is…what kind of ice cream tastes best with bacon??
LOOKING FOR ICE CREAM RECIPES TO USE WITH THESE?
- Homemade Strawberry Peach Ice Cream
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- Sunshine Pumpkin Ice Cream
- Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS FOR MAKING BACONES:
BaCones! (Bacon Ice Cream Cones)
- 6 sugar ice cream cones
- Aluminum foil
- Cooking spray
- 12 slices thick cut bacon
- Your favorite ice cream
- Caramel sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Completely wrap sugar cones in small squares of foil. Lightly spray wrapped cones with cooking spray.
- Starting at the open end of the cones, wrap one slice of bacon around tightly, overlapping the edges so the bacon totally covers the cone. Repeat with a second slice of bacon (if necessary,) overlapping the ends to create a continuous strip. Pinch the bottom to a point to seal.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes or until bacon is crisped to your liking. Remove from oven and allow to cool 3-5 minutes before carefully removing cones. Let cones cool completely, refrigerating overnight if desired to help with stability. Serve with your favorite ice cream, drizzle with caramel sauce, and enjoy!