A bacon milkshake, you may have heard by now, is not a bacon-fueled hoax but an actual drink. Itâ€™s kind of an â€śin the knowâ€ť thing, because you have to ask for it by name at Jack in the Box restaurants since they donâ€™t feature it on their menus.
We got curious about this atÂ CSMonitor.comÂ and immediately beganÂ researching this latest fast-food fad. It turns out the Jack in the Box â€śbacon milkshakeâ€ť actually contains no bacon. Big surprise.
As appetizing as this sounds, we couldnâ€™t do our own taste test because the closest Jack in the Box is more than 900 miles away. I got to thinking, if Jack in the Box was using fake syrup flavoring, what would the real thing taste like?
So I conducted a few experiments and tested them out on my friends. To our surprise, a homemade bacon milkshake is actually quite delicious!
If you can get past the initialÂ â€“Â ewÂ â€“ factor when you imagine bacon swimming around in ice cream, you really canâ€™t lose with the flavors of salty bacon, sweet maple syrup, smokey toasted walnuts, and rich vanilla bean ice cream.
Homemade bacon milkshake
4-6 pieces of bacon (depending on your bacon threshold), cooked
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
6-7 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream
1/8 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup milk
Cook bacon in a frying pan on the stove top until good and crispy. Drain on a paper-towel covered plate and allow to cool. In a clean pan or a toaster oven, toast the walnuts.
In a food processor, grind the bacon and walnuts together until fine.
In a blender, combine bacon, walnuts, ice cream, maple syrup, and milk and blend until smooth. You may want to adjust the milk and/or ice cream to satisfy your shake-thickness preference.
Divide into two tall glasses, insert a straw into each glass, and serve immediately.
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