The Bacon Milkshake

Sure, fast food joints makes them. But they're not as good as the homemade version.

With this recipe, you don't need to go through the drive-thru.
The Bacon MilkshakeIngredients: (For 4 servings)
  • Get a pound of bacon!
  • 1/2 Cup of Whole Milk (Skim or low-fat if you so desire.)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup (the darker, the better for syrupy goodness).
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 9 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream (this you can vary on how creamy and Vanilla-y you want it).
  • Whipped Cream (as an option, but we strongly adhere to using it because it's extra delicious with it).


  • Create! Fry or microwave that bacon. We don't care how you cook it; you just need to get lots of that delicious bacon fat. You really won't be using the bacon strips, but they're fun to eat, aren't they? Collect all the fat in a bowl/cup and set it aside. You want the fat cooled a little- still in liquid form but not piping hot. Do whatever you want with the bacon. Eat it, store it, use it as a mustache; create a likeness of Kevin Bacon with some crumbled pieces or use them for swordplay... we don't care. Just don't throw it away!
    Put the milk, maple syrup, salt, and ice cream in the blender. Now gather 4 Tablespoons of the bacon fat and pour it into the mix. Blend it up! Pulse it on a lower setting. You will have to occasionally push down the mixture into the blades to get it fully blended. (Obviously when the blender is off!) Continue the transition between blending and pushing down until it's all blended into an even, delicious mixture.

    When it's done, pour it into glasses and top with whipped cream if you so wish. Crumble up some bacon and garnish the whipped cream with the pieces. Get a straw... Pretty sure you know how to take it from there!