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Sep 16, 2010 08:10 AM

Fig Ice Cream?

About a year ago, I made a batch of Fig Ice Cream. Somehow I remember turning fresh figs into a fig paste (cutting them up, boiling down, etc.) and then combining them with an ice cream base for a very very figgy, not very creamy ice cream. My girlfriend loved the stuff. And then I lost the recipe.

I have some fresh figs in the fridge going bad on me--any suggestions for a fig ice cream recipe?


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  1. Best way to make fig ice cream is to include a bit of dried figs. I like to use a 10:1 ratio of fresh figs to dried figs (based on weight).

    Quarter the fresh figs, and cook them in a saucepan with some sugar, honey and lime or lemon zest, and just a dash of vinegar. After the initial boil, cook uncovered at a medium simmer for another 10 minutes. Then quarter the dried figs and add to the saucepan and bring it to another boil, turn off the heat and let it sit covered until it cools to the touch. Then puree this mixture and use it as part of your general ice cream base.

    Hope this helps and good luck.

    1. I recently made the David Lebovitz recipe that calls for all fresh figs. I think it would be even more delicious with a port wine reduction sauce.

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      1. re: laurendlewis

        And that's the recipe that I used the last time. ::smacks head::

        Thanks so much, I'm already half way through it.