July 15, 2009

Shop offers bacon, jalapeno ice cream

A California ice cream shop said customers are praising its experimental flavors for frozen treats, including beer, bacon and jalapeno.

Jessica Pounds, co-owner of the Moo Creamery in Bakersfield, said the key to success with unconventional ice cream flavors is a simple willingness to experiment, KERO-TV, Bakersfield, reported Wednesday.

Playing around in the kitchen or when we're making pastries, coming up with different flavor combinations and turning (them) into ice cream is how they come up with the new treats, she said.

Pounds said a suggestion from a friend led to the creation of bacon ice cream.

A friend of mine loves bacon on everything, so she had asked me to make bacon ice cream. So I had a home ice cream maker and I made it and thought it was a terrible idea. So she had me try it and after three days of tasting it I finally thought it was good, Pounds said.

Richard Yoshimura, who co-owns the shop, said there's one important ingredient that goes into every ice cream flavor.

We give it a little love and a gourmet twist to it, he said.