Fresh Fig and Almond Ice Cream

The first time I tried figs, I have to say I was very skeptical.

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I wasn’t sure about the texture of the skin of the fruit, and the inside looked like nothing I had ever eaten before. Not to mention, the taste was definitely unique. But regardless of my initial impression, after finishing my first fig, I quickly went back for a second.

And a third.

Until I had helped my mom finish off an entire 1lb container of Black Mission Figs from Trader Joe’s.

I have to say, I had a similar experience with this “Nice” cream.

Although I wasn’t hesitant to taste it for the first time, I had the same trouble stopping after just one bite.

And ended up eating the whole mason jar?

This ice cream is completely unique. It combines a creamy texture (thanks to the banana), with a nice pop in every bite due to the fig seeds. Plus, the combination of vanilla, fig, and almond is divine. If you don’t believe me, you simply have to make this recipe. Because your mind will be blown.

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And maybe I won’t be the only one that ate a whole jar of Fig Ice Cream today! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Banana Fig Ice Cream

  • 1 c frozen banana
  • 4 large frozen figs (about 280 grams)
  • 3 tbs coconut milk
  • 1/16 tsp almond extract
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract

Add four frozen figs, coconut milk, and a frozen banana to a food processor or vitamix blender and blend until smooth. (Add extra coconut milk if needed for blending). Pour in almond extract and vanilla extract and blend for another 10-15 seconds. Scoop into a mason jar or large bowl and enjoy!

Enjoy!

Nutritional Information (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories: 107

Fat: 1g

Carbs: 27g

Protein: 1g

(Yields 3 servings)

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