Homemade: Elvis Ice Cream Sandwiches
Have you ever heard of the infamous Elvis Sandwich? I’m not going to lie, after Murray’s review of Denny’s new Maple Bacon Sundae, I couldn’t get the thought of combining ice cream and bacon together out of my mind. And, knowing my fondness of all things off the wall, I couldn’t also ask myself if a little banana – ala the Elvis – wouldn’t be a bad addition. Well, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Armed with some Skinny Cow Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream sandwiches, real bacon bits, and a banana, I set off to create the Elvis Ice Cream Sandwich:
I like to boast of my off the wall culinary achievements, but suffice it to say, this was not one of my shining moments. I don’t know if it was the concept of frozen bacon bits on hard, somewhat chewy low-fat ice cream, or the lack of discernible peanut flavor behind a too strong smoke flavor, but the whole thing was just, ugh. And this is coming from a guy who seriously eats anything (except, of course, ‘white sauce’). While it looks intriguing on camera, I’m at least happy to report that this is one eating lesson I will take to heart. Aside from never putting Twinkies on pizza, I will never, never mix bacon and ice cream again.
*Ok, time for reader reaction. What do you think: Is the bacon-ice cream combination a no-go, or was it just this particular application that was doomed to failure?