The “crazy good” bacon sundae. Believe.

I can’t believe how good this is. But really… need to believe. As Heather said, “This is crazy good.”

Flash back to our 2010 trip to New Orleans, and our second night at the Green Goddess, a tiny little gem of a restaurant in the French Quarter. We had come back on the last night of our trip, based solely on Scotty’s (the excellent bartender) recommendation to try the “notorious” bacon sundae: pecan praline ice cream with a creamy bacon caramel sauce carrying a bit of both pink Himalayan & black lava salts, micro-planed Nueske’s applewood bacon, layered with whipped cream. Sounds good, huh? It was! So….thus our attempt to recreate the experience.

The “crazy good” bacon sundae. Sign me up for that!

It worked! We did it! Well, it wasn’t an exact replica…but it was still crazy good! We used Edy’s Slow Churned Butter Pecan ice cream, topped with La Salamandra Dulce de Leche Milk Caramel, a touch of French sea salt, diced applewood smoked bacon, whipped cream, and chopped caramelized pecans.

Not your average caramel. La Salamandra Dulce de Leche Milk Caramel, all the way from Argentina! (By way of Wegmans.)

Bacony goodness!! Can’t you just smell it??

To give props to Scotty once again….the Trader Vic’s Macadamia Nut Liqueur is an excellent pairing. It offers a smooth, sweet, nutty, caramelly taste. It’s very mellow, but has a nice warming effect.

Trader Vic’s Macadamia Nut Liqueur. Warm me up, Scotty!

Go….you must make this now! Please comment and let us know what you think. Cheers!

Just a hunk, a hunk, of burning whipped cream?

I hope Elvis doesn’t mind me changing the lyrics a little, but I thought it was appropriate for my thoughts on Cream. Vanilla-flavored, alcohol-infused whipped cream, that is. Looks like whipped cream, but after that 1/4 second initial hint of sweet you get the wham, bam…wow, that’s got a burn! I may be exaggerating a little, but at 30 proof it’s like mixing a watered down shot of vodka in with your whipped cream; A very unexpected, but interesting combo. The vanilla flavor (which was fairly subtle) was one choice, along with Cherry, Orange, Raspberry, Chocolate, and Caramel. We decided to try it with mango, as you might with plain ordinary whipped cream. It worked well, but I am positive that it would make a better addition to a drink. So, I’ll offer this up for now, and go work on a drink recipe with the rest of the can. Happy Friday….Wish me luck!

Cream. Vanilla alcohol infused whipped cream. With a kick! (very cool packaging)

Vanilla Cream over mango.