When bacon met bananas, ice cream and caramel

prime saratoga bacon dessert

Dessert? Breakfast? Both?

Like one of those super heavy elements that scientists create for mere microseconds in the lab, the chefs at Prime at Saratoga National created a dessert so heavy, caloric and oddly tempting that it could only exist for a short period of time.

Behold: bacon-chocolate-black pepper-vanilla bean ice cream with sauteed bananas, pain perdu and caramel sauce. Yes, that is a strip of bacon draped over the top.

The dessert was a special this past weekend. There's no word as to when/if it will return. Perhaps after the Large Hadron Collider is back online.

Prime at Saratoga National, like many restaurants these days, has a Facebook page and Twitter stream. If you're keen on a place, it's a good way to keep up on specials and whatnot. Bacon desserts probably fall into both categories.

photo: Kristin Campbell



Quick, someone send that to www.thisiswhyyourefat.com! I would but my fat fingers are chafing from all of this typing.

If it was only battered and deep fried.

Maybe the salty taste of the bacon compliments the Ice cream. Who would have thought. I'd try it once.

Timothy R. Walton
Chief Technical Officer
Skywalk Media

This reminds me of a dish I tried once in Sweden called Flying Jacob. It had chicken, bacon, peanuts, rice, banannas, chili powder and whipping cream. It sounds gross, but it was so yummy!

I found what looks like a decent recipe:

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