Bacon.... Coffee? Yep. Caramelized Bacon Coffee

From the kitchen of Seattle's Best Coffee comes an idea I'm not sure I am ready to make.  Now, I love bacon.  I really, really love bacon.  And, I love coffee.  I even love bacon and coffee together for breakfast.  A few strips of crisp bacon and a full mug of strong, black coffee is a perfect breakfast in my book.  But... bacon coffeeSeattle's Best Coffee has a new coffee recipe that combines coffee with the unexpected flavors of caramelized bacon and subtle hints of pumpkin pie spice.   What do you think?  (You'll need  Bacon Syrup )  While over at Amazon I also found this Maple Bacon Flavored Ground Coffee - which I guess would be a much faster way to get your bacon flavored coffee but it doesn't seem nearly as rich and decadent as the following recipe.

Bacon Coffee

1 rounded T Seattle's Best Coffee, Level 5, ground
3/4 c Hot water (6 fl oz)
2 T Light cream (1 fl oz)
2 t Bacon flavored syrup
1 1/2 t Caramel flavored syrup
1/8 t Pumpkin pie spice

Spiced Caramelized Bacon Whipped Cream (recipe below)
Caramel ice cream topping
Pumpkin pie spice
Caramelized bacon (recipe below)

For the Spiced Caramelized Bacon Whipped Cream
1/2 c Heavy whipping cream (4 fl oz)
1/2 t Caramel flavor syrup
1/4 t Bacon flavored syrup
1/4 t Pumpkin pie spice

Brew the coffee with the hot water in a pour-over brewer or coffee hand press; Pour the coffee into a cup. Pour in light cream, bacon flavored syrup, caramel flavored syrup and pumpkin pie spice and stir with a spoon until combined. Top with a dollop of Spiced Caramelized Whipped Cream, drizzle with caramel ice cream topping and sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice; Garnish with a strip of caramelized bacon.

For the Spiced Caramelized Bacon Whipped Cream

1/2 c Heavy whipping cream (4 fl oz)
1/2 t Caramel flavor syrup
1/4 t Bacon flavored syrup
1/4 t Pumpkin pie spice

In a larger mixer bowl, add all the ingredients; Whip until stiff peaks form. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and set aside until ready to use.

For the Caramelized Bacon

Brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 9" x 13" pan with parchment paper and cover with a thin layer of light brown sugar.  Layer bacon strips over the brown sugar; Pat additional brown sugar over the bacon to cover and top with a second piece of parchment paper. Bake the bacon for 15 to 20 minutes, or until brown and bubbling. Remove to wire rack and cool completely

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