Bacon ice cream cinnamon rolls.

jonnythan Posts: 10,161 Member
A few days ago, one of my friends showed me a Pinterest-type picture of someone rolling up slices of bacon into some Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls.

He did this because he loves me. And he remembers the last time I did something special with cinnamon rolls:

So I figured, hey, this is awesome. I can do this (it is, in fact, approaching the limits of my general baking ability, but I digress). So I promised him that I would. And today I did.

Let me preface this (am I too far into the post to start prefacing it?) by saying that I do not like to cook. I don't like spending time in the kitchen. For me to actually spend 30 minutes preparing something, it had better be something mind-blowing.

On to the pictures, which is what you're here for anyway. Are you even reading anymore? You know what, don't even tell me. I'd rather not know.


So it begins.


I immediately ran into a problem. I made the mistake of getting regular-size Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. Turns out these don't unroll the way the Grands do. Crap. But, hey. I'm a pretty smart guy. I got this.



While the cinnamon rolls were cooking, I left the other two pieces of bacon to cook longer. I had plans for those strips, and the plans called for them to be crispy. They had no idea what they were about to be a part of. Pretty sure I was smirking while watching them cook.



Yup. Mind blown.

Oh look the cinnamon rolls are done now!


This is where the magic really happens. First goes the ice cream....


Then the bacon bit-icing mixture.


Then the joy.


This all took about 30 minutes to put together and prepare from start to finish. It was unbelievable, no joke. The soft bacon wrapped around the gooey warm cinnamon roll was divine, and the crispy bacon bits along with the sweet icing and cookie bits in the ice cream made the whole thing amazing. The salty greasy bacon went so well with the sweet roll, ice cream, and icing.

Cinnamon rolls and ice cream go together like Pop-tarts and ice cream.

600 calories as pictured.


  • Willbenchforcupcakes
    Willbenchforcupcakes Posts: 4,955 Member
    Drooling .....

    Hmm, when can I get my hands on some ice cream?
  • AJ_G
    AJ_G Posts: 4,158 Member
    Oh my God....
  • ItsCasey
    ItsCasey Posts: 4,022 Member
    Jon, you never disappoint.
  • gypsy_spirit
    gypsy_spirit Posts: 2,107 Member
    Sorry, I may have licked your pictures some. Since you are not a cook (by preference) I will tell you that the Pioneer Woman displays her recipes in the same format as you just did. It is an awesome way to showcase your food.

    Well done - and nice improvisation!
  • Holly_Roman_Empire
    Holly_Roman_Empire Posts: 4,440 Member
    That. Is. Amazing.

    (I giggled at the "There I fixed it" part.)
  • caveninit
    caveninit Posts: 153 Member
    OMG!!! Must try!!!
  • jonnythan
    jonnythan Posts: 10,161 Member
    I will warn you guys... the smell you will experience in the kitchen with bacon in the air and cinnamon rolls in the oven may cause joy and cravings so intense it will cause physical pain.
  • Walter__
    Walter__ Posts: 518 Member


    I'll make it one day.
  • lizzardsm
    lizzardsm Posts: 272 Member
    omg yes this will happen. not only will i be more than happy to save 300-600 calories for this but i think DH might just keel over and die of happiness. :)
  • determinedbutlazy
    determinedbutlazy Posts: 1,941 Member
    I did a little cry.
    ROBOTFOOD Posts: 5,527 Member
    Damn! That looks bomb! Need to try that asap!
  • Natmarie73
    Natmarie73 Posts: 287 Member
    What are the crispy bacon bits in? It looks a bit suspicious ... :sick:
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
    Yuck. Sorry. Bacon with sweets is just not my thing.
  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,939 Member
    I can't get Pillsbury in Australia :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
  • in4nomz
    in4nomz Posts: 230
    Oh my gosh...:love::love: :love:
  • jonnythan
    jonnythan Posts: 10,161 Member
    Yuck. Sorry. Bacon with sweets is just not my thing.

    What kind of monster are you.