Bakin’ With Bacon And King Teddy


Here we are again!  In my kitchen at the castle and we’re going to make a delightful baconized recipe today!   Something that might be fun to surprise your Dad with for Father’s day which is tomorrow (don’t forget)

……I mean who wouldn’t like this:

Maple Bacon Milkshake

Now that summer has arrived what’s better on a hot day than something like THIS?   Nothing – that’s what.   That’s why I’m going to give you this super duper easy recipe to try out – it’s refreshing AND delicious (and easy to make too!).


  • cooking spray

  • 8 slices bacon, divided

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup, divided

  • 1 cup milk

  • 4 cups French vanilla ice cream

  • ½ cup whipped cream, or to taste


  • STEP 1 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line and cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a baking rack on top of foil layer and spray rack with cooking spray

  • Step 2

    Place 4 bacon slices on the prepared rack. Coat 1 side of each slice with 1 tablespoon maple syrup using a pastry brush. Take ends of each strip and twist in opposite directions until the syrup-glazed side is twisted into the interior and the bacon is coiled tight. Place toothpicks in each end of bacon strips to hold in place.

  • Step 3

    Bake bacon in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and brush the twisted bacon with another 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Continue baking until cooked through and crispy, about 5 minutes more. Remove baking sheet from oven and cool bacon.

  • Step 4

    Place the remaining 4 bacon slices in a skillet over medium heat; cook, flipping occasionally, until crispy, about 5 minutes. Keep bacon grease in the skillet.

  • Step 5

    Transfer the bacon slices from the skillet to a saucepan, pouring about 1 tablespoon bacon grease into the saucepan. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons maple syrup to saucepan. Cook and stir bacon maple syrup over medium heat until flavors have combined, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool, allowing bacon flavor to infuse into the syrup, about 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Remove bacon from maple syrup and place on a work surface; chop into bits.

  • Step 7

    Combine bacon-infused maple syrup and milk in a blender; blend on low until combined. Add ice cream and blend on medium until mixed, but still thick. Add most of the bacon bits and stir until incorporated into the milkshake

    Step 8

    Pour milkshake into 4 glasses and top each with 1 tablespoon whipped cream. Sprinkle remaining bacon bits over whipped cream and garnish each with a bacon twist

    Doesn’t this sound fabulous?  Guess what….it is!

    This would be a deliciously cool way to celebrate Father’s Day tomorrow – or any day really – especially when it’s HOT HOT HOT!

    Don’t be hot and miserable – be cool and content with a cold milkshake…..

    Keep Cool!

    TO FATHERS EVERYWHERE!    Especially mine


36 responses »

  1. Our poor mom is totally off dairy. She’d love a milkshake right about now. Hope all those who can indulge enjoy this. Loved the photos of the too hot kitties. Have an excellent Caturday. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet


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