The bacon weave used to be a staple here on DudeFoods, showing up at least once every month or two. Looking back recently though it appears that I haven’t utilized it since back in March when I made a Double Decker Mac & Cheese Stuffed Bacon Weave Taco and then again a month later when I followed it up with a bacon wrapped ham for Easter.
Don’t get me wrong, I still eat tons and tons of bacon, it’s just that the tedious process of weaving it together doesn’t happen quite as much as it used to. I’ll be honest though, I’ve missed it, so I came up with this — The Bacon Weave Ice Cream Sandwich!
I started off by creating two square bacon weaves, cooking them in my oven until they were nice and crispy and then cutting a circle out of each one. After this comes one of my favorite steps in the process… eating all the discarded bacon!
Once all the leftover bacon pieces were safely in my belly I grabbed my cordless reciprocating saw and a pint of ice cream I had in my freezer and sliced a one inch thick circle of ice cream from the pint. Now that I think about it, buying an ice cream sandwich from the grocery store and just removing the top and bottom — or even just using a knife instead of a reciprocating saw — probably would have been much safer, but whatever.
I’m actually a little amazed that I didn’t hurt myself cutting the ice cream with a saw because the day before I cut my finger trying to use scissors to open some pistachios and a week prior I chopped the tip of my finger off while using a mandoline to slice zucchini. Serves me right for trying to eat healthy I guess….
Anyway, more about the Bacon Weave Ice Cream Sandwich and less about how much I always injure myself when making food…. Seriously, this thing was delicious. It already would have been great with just regular bacon, but the maple bacon took it over the top. It’s a bummer that summer is over because if it was still 80 degrees outside here in Milwaukee I’d be eating these every goddamn day.
ThistleOctober 27, 2014 at 10:58 am (9 years ago)
I bet you could use a measuring cup to get a nice circle of ice cream, and it would be easier and less likely to cost you a finger. Just slide the ice cream out of the pint container, then press the measuring cup into the top or bottom, and cut around it?
Nick ChipmanOctober 27, 2014 at 10:59 am (9 years ago)
That’s actually a really good idea!
Mr. MikeNovember 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm (9 years ago)
Dude, there is something totally cool aboput using a Ryobi Sawz All to cut ice cream. Are the blades dishwasher safe?
Nick ChipmanNovember 7, 2014 at 7:20 am (9 years ago)
I’m not sure if they’re dishwasher safe or not, I just ran the blade under some water when I was done.
TimSeptember 30, 2018 at 5:45 pm (5 years ago)
Keep using the sawzall. “Keep your hands, feet and all other body parts clear of the blade at all times.” That’s all you need to know. They place a warning on Clothes Irons to not iron clothes while wearing them. Why? Because morons are everywhere.
JVOctober 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm (9 years ago)
Old family recipe for homemade ice cream sandwiches would work here- trick there was use boxed ice cream and cut into rectangles instead of circles. For that recipe you bake the cookie part using cake mix I think it is, but could easily and deliciously substitute the bacon weave!
John TravoltaNovember 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm (8 years ago)
Sexy as hell. i wanna lick that ice cream off that pork like its my girls booty