Fig Leaf Ice Cream

Fig leaf ice cream is a unique and delightful treat made using fig leaves as a key ingredient. Here’s a simple recipe to make it:


6. **Serve:**
– When ready to serve, let the fig leaf ice cream sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly before scooping.
– Enjoy the unique and refreshing flavor of fig leaf ice cream!


### Notes:
– **Fig Leaf Selection:** Choose fresh fig leaves that are vibrant green and free from blemishes.
– **Variations:** You can experiment with adding a touch of vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon to enhance the flavor if desired.


This recipe captures the essence of fig leaves in a creamy and delicious frozen dessert, perfect for enjoying on a warm day or as a delightful ending to a meal.



  • • 2 cups whole milk
  • • 1 cup heavy cream
  • • 5-6 fresh fig leaves, washed and dried
  • • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • • 5 large egg yolks
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a medium saucepan, combine the whole milk, heavy cream, and fig leaves. Heat over medium heat until the mixture is just about to boil. Remove from heat and let the fig leaves steep in the mixture for about 30 minutes.
2. After steeping, remove the fig leaves from the mixture and discard them.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and egg yolks until the mixture becomes pale and slightly thickened.
4. Slowly pour the milk and cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from curdling.
5. Pour the combined mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. Do not let it boil.
6. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
7. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl to remove any lumps or cooked egg bits.
8. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
9. Once chilled, churn the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.
10. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 5 hours (including chilling and freezing time) | Servings: 6-8

🍦🍃 Enjoy this delightful Fig Leaf Ice Cream – perfect for a unique and refreshing dessert! The subtle, sweet flavor of fig leaves combined with creamy ice cream is simply irresistible!


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