Saturday, March 26, 2011

Candied cream?!

Chalk another surprise up from Mercato Centrale. We just blogged about steamed burgers, which is a left-field idea in itself, but check out what we had for dessert!

A little stall called Merry Moo sells ice cream by the scoop. Now that doesn't seem so strange in itself, but a closer glance at their store fridge reveals a rather daft-looking flavor:

That's right, they sell candied bacon ice cream. Ever the curious ones, we were given sample spoons and took a little bit to taste. Eventually we bought a whole scoop for about PhP35.

If you were expecting the potentially ill-tasting mashup of ice cream and salty pork strips, well, you'd be disappointed. As it turns out, Candied Bacon is a pretty good flavor for ice cream. The operative word is "candied," which means it's been sweetened and caramelized. The taste of the whole ice cream concoction itself is actually rather mellow, somewhat but not entirely like sweetened vanilla, with the candied bacon bits adding a bit of texture. Try it before you knock it, we suggest.

Traditionalists will probably gravitate to their more conventional flavors, like their Sea Salt Caramel or their  best-selling Coffee Kahlua. We had a sample spoon of the latter too and concluded the Candied Bacon was actually better.

Merry Moo Ice Cream


  1. Bacon in ice-cream, what a discovery, never heard of this before.

  2. I just tried a bacon dessert for the first time last week (bacon brownies: and was totally blown away.

  3. awwww.. that's kind of weird! well, wish i could try any of those someday especially the candied bacon, lol!

  4. Thanks for the visits guys :)

    Candied bacon is more of a US delicacy I think. I've heard of it used on donuts. There's this show on cable TV called "The Best Thing I've Ever Tasted" which once featured a supposed "best donut" with tons of the stuff, both as topping and baked into the dough.

    I saw your recipe for bacon brownies. Those look really sinful!

  5. nyek. i love bacon and i love ice cream too but bacon icecream sounds wierd. :D

  6. Heads up guys:
    Merry Moo's Candied Bacon ice cream has been featured on SPOT, along with 9 other unusual flavors. Their best-selling Sea Salt and Caramel made it to the list as well.

    Check 'em out!

    Personally I'm looking forward to ElFav's Beer ice cream. 3.0% alcohol!

  7. Merry Moo Artisan Ice CreamApril 6, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Thanks a lot for the review JM :) We're glad that you liked our Candied Bacon Ice Cream. :)

  8. @Merry Moo:
    Yes we did, and we'll try out more of your flavors on subsequent visits. We'll write our fair, honest impressions in later posts. Until the next visit!


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