A loving loved one sat me down last week and reminded me of all the things that I didn’t learn to accept until later in life. Adult-like things that I only recently came around on. This list includes, but is not limited to, the following:
2. Salad spinners
3. Wearing socks
4. Washing socks
5. Coexisting peacefully with spiders
6. Respectable bedtimes
Loving loved one tells me that it’s questionable as to whether I have yet to actually accept numbers 1 and 6.
Three things that I have embraced with open arms since birth:
1. Ice cream
So when I learned that National Ice Cream Day was about to be upon us, I began plotting a way to combine all of these personal favorites.
And thus, as we celebrate ice cream all day today, I am here to present you with a Dulce De Leche Ice Cream Pie with a Bacon & Graham Cracker Crust. Take that Mr. Salad Spinner.
The truth is that I am very much on a sweet/salty kick right now, and it’s a delicate, delicate balance to strike. You must involve just the right amount of salty flavor without too much cloying sweetness. It takes precision, concentration, and more than a few taste tests.
Bacon and caramel create that perfect balance for you naturally: bacon is salty with just a touch of smoky flavor, and caramel is sweet without being overwhelming and overpowering, as chocolate can sometimes be.
Plus it’s about a gajillion degrees outside. You may have noticed? So this sweet/salty pie was always going to happen today.