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?

14 comments on “Homemade: Elvis Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. chuck in chicago says:

    Just like chocolate cake and ketchup, tuna and sauerkraut, Cap’n Crunch and prune juice, and, now, ice cream and bacon, certain foods must NEVER be served together, lest the balance of the universe become undone!

    • Chefprotoss or dan says:

      Actually, a little kraut on a toasty tuna melt on rye might pretty tasty. Thanks for the idea! =)

  2. Kevin says:

    jesus christ, why

  3. chad d says:

    Pre packaged bacon bits are nothing compared to fresh bacon, I think the same can be said for ice cream especially those skinny cows the ice cream is too hard and not creamy enough, I may try to create this but make it a sundae, fresh maple bacon, peanut butter ice cream(pre packaged), carmelize the banana slices. I think that could really change the dynamic. I’m sure you’d want to keep the sandwich dynamic in for that elvisy effect so maybe a thin vanilla wafer or shortbread cookie especially if I could make something similar in textureto that of a ruby Tuesday crouton that would be awesome.

  4. CM says:

    Micheal Symon’s B Spot in Cleveland does the bacon and ice cream thing right. Their Vanilla Bean Apple Pie Bacon milkshake makes it into my top ten list of the best things I’ve put into my mouth.

    It’s amazing.

  5. Keith says:

    Honestly, I think that bacon lends itself perfectly to any sweet application – a maple bacon sundae may seem weird, but flavor wise it makes sense. Bacon is very salty and slightly smoky, but not overly “meaty.” It’s not like ice cream and brisket, which I assume would be gross (but I’d still try it).

    I’ve had chocolate covered bacon with great success. The salty-sweet combo are a match made in heaven and what should taste like bacon with chocolate, actually tastes like something all on its own.

    People should really sprinkle just a bit of salt on all desserts – it really makes sweet flavors pop. Also, cayenne pepper and chocolate is a favorite of mine – I put it in my hot chocolate mix. No one knows, but they all think it’s the best they ever tasted.

    What doomed this concoction was trying to do too much. Forget Elvis – if you left out the peanut butter and the banana, I bet it would have been delicious.

  6. SkippyMom says:

    See? Yet something else we definitely agree on Adam. ;D Thanks for taking one for the team – that’s just icky.

  7. J.B. says:

    I am not going to lie, that is disgusting.
    At the same time, it is a beautiful masterpiece.

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  9. Rodzilla says:

    Definitely the application. Would Elvis use a skinny cow? You’ll likely need full fat premium ice cream or custard to pull it off.

  10. omg!! this is seriously genius.
    best idea i’ve seen in a while.
    they look great

  11. shana says:

    you’re a sick man my friend.

  12. missouri says:


    Ditch the skinny cow, and fry up some bacon nice and crispy. Get two big soft cookies, add a dollop of peanut butter, a layer of vanilla custard, and a layer of thinly sliced bananas. Roll in said crispy bacon and enoy.

  13. wibia says:

    ha..love the idea. Everything sounds good, too bad it didn’t work out.

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