I got the idea from watching Iron Chef America. Someone made a bacon ice cream but I never heard any details about it. So I started thinking about how to make it and make it great. I figured that bacon is the candy of the meat world, so why not candy the bacon. Now the quality of the maple syrup is gonna effect the flavor of the ice cream. This may sound odd, but I promise you that this will become your new favorite and you'll be demanding that Ben & Jerry's starts selling this at your corner store. cooking time includes cooling time, and set up time in the freezer.