Sheetal Kamat

Since childhood my favourite fruit was Fig more than even mango.. With known love i share for mango it would be hard to believe but its true :) Whenever i had to choose something while playing i would always pick fig.. Then as i grew up i was introduced to Sujata's (the famous ice-cream parlour in pune) fir ice-cream... Even till date whenever I go to pune i have atleast a tub of fig ice-cream.. So now you might wonder how come i waited so long to make this ice-cream then, but the thing is it was so hard to find dried figs here that I had to get them from India :) So now that I have it I couldnt wait but make this awesome gelato..

Fig Gelato
1 Liter Milk
250g Dried Fig
3/4 Cup Honey
1 Spoon Lemon Juice

  • Soak the figs in two cup of milk. Keep aside for atleast two hours
  • In a mixie grind the soaked fig to paste, keeping aside 4-5 figs.
  • Add in lemon juice and honey and blend again.
  • Add this paste to remaning milk and stir well.
  • Set the ice-cream as per ice-cream maker instructions.
  • Dice the remaining figs and mix it in the set ice-cream.

I dont like to wait after i start making ice-cream, so I use chilled milk. Also while soaking figs, i keep them in fridge that way they chill too and i dont need to wait for the mixture to chill before i put it in ice-cream maker.

  1. sounds nice, does the recipe work equally well with fresh figs?

  2. @Nick: It may... I haven't tried. You might not need to soak the figs into the milk if they are fresh...

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