I’m a big fan of frozen novelties. It’s far and away my favorite aisle at the grocery store. For kids, the aisle is enchanting, the chance to peer through the frosty windows searching for the perfect dessert and for what’s new. The hardest part about the aisle is the overwhelming number of options. With the increased number of people making ice cream by the pint, making a choice is harder than ever.
This ice cream is a bit of a novelty, perhaps more of a gimmick. The base is a creamy maple ice cream with actual bits of bacon sprinkled through. Which sounds great, but the execution here could use some work. The bacon bits are a bit weak, think of a piece of bacon that’s cooked soft and left to cool. The bits have a good bacony taste, but I want my ice cream filled with crunchy or hard chunks. Perhaps candied bacon would work better.
Verdict: Great for a party as a novelty, stick to Island Ice Cream’s other flavors for your everyday dessert.
Frozen in Grand Isle, we peered through the frosty windows at Hannaford to find this ice cream. Check out Island’s other flavors here as well as where you can find the ice cream near you.