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Fig and Honey Mascarpone Ice Cream

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This fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is a beautiful pale pink with the most incredibly rich and creamy texture! The taste is out of this world and a great way to use your figs!

Here we are; the last day of fig week on Table for Two. I know technically it wasn’t a full week but let’s pretend? Although, I do wish it were Friday!

I’m finishing out fig week with this gorgeous fig and honey mascarpone ice cream. Could the combination be any more dreamy? The pale pink color has me like 😍 and the taste. Oh the taste. It’s so creamy and basically everything you could ask for in ice cream. When Gina and I were in Paris last year, we got fig gelato and that was to die for but this ice cream, although incredibly different, still evokes the same emotion with every bite.

This fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is a beautiful pale pink with the most incredibly rich and creamy texture! The taste is out of this world and a great way to use your figs!

I think the mascarpone is the perfect touch that completes this fig and honey mascarpone ice cream. It would totally be missing that something if I think I omitted it. Let’s not forget the fig chunks I threw in there either! Although they just ended up being hard frozen chunks, I still think they’re a nice touch, but you can definitely omit if you aren’t a fan of actually eating frozen fruit.

This fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is a beautiful pale pink with the most incredibly rich and creamy texture! The taste is out of this world and a great way to use your figs!

These mission figs. Just look at these beauties! They’re the perfect snack to curb a sweet tooth. When figs are ripe, they literally taste like candy. Just like all fruit. Natural sweetness is my favorite. I wish we never tainted nature’s gift to us. Meaning, I wish desserts in America weren’t always so sweet and weren’t super loaded with refined sugar. Anyway, I digress.

This fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is definitely not overly sweet. It’s the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess. You will love it!

This fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is a beautiful pale pink with the most incredibly rich and creamy texture! The taste is out of this world and a great way to use your figs!

Totally optional to add more honey on top but I think it gives it a nice touch, don’t you think? :)

This fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is a beautiful pale pink with the most incredibly rich and creamy texture! The taste is out of this world and a great way to use your figs!

You won’t regret a bite of this!

This fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is a beautiful pale pink with the most incredibly rich and creamy texture! The taste is out of this world and a great way to use your figs!
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Fig and Honey Mascarpone Ice Cream
Prep Time
12 hr
Total Time
12 hr
 

This incredibly creamy fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate fig season!

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 10 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup fig puree, see note below
  • 1 cup fig preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4-6 figs, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a saucepot over medium heat, add all the ingredients to the pot and gently heat and stir occasionally to incorporate everything until cheese has melted and no chunks remain (except for the preserves chunks).
  2. Pour into a large bowl and let cool completely to room temperature then place, covered, in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours.
  3. Once chilled, pour the mixture into the bowl of the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Add in the chopped figs, if using, towards the end of the freezing process.
  4. Scoop ice cream out into a freezer-safe container with a lid and freeze in your freezer overnight.
Recipe Notes

To make fig puree, stem and halve about 2 cups of figs and put them into a blender and blend until smooth.

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Posted on September 14, 2016

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  1. Maria
    09/14/2016 at 7:48 am

    I want a scoop!

  2. Heather Christo
    09/14/2016 at 10:53 am

    wow!! Beautiful pictures Julie, and I am sure the ice cream is out of this world!

  3. Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    09/14/2016 at 11:38 am

    This might just be THE perfect ice cream!

  4. Alicia J.
    09/14/2016 at 12:47 pm

    This sounds heavenly. I don’t have an ice cream maker. Would you recommend doing this no-churn style?

    • Julie
      09/14/2016 at 7:02 pm

      I haven’t tried it but I’m sure you can do it no-churn!

  5. Naomi
    09/14/2016 at 12:56 pm

    This ice cream – I need to make it! Looks so good

  6. Marla Meridith
    09/14/2016 at 1:08 pm

    Such an elegant ice cream flavor!

  7. Gaby Dalkin
    09/14/2016 at 4:55 pm

    This would be PERFECT for a hot day like the ones we’ve been having! Such a unique flavor that I have to try!

  8. Sommer @aspicyperspective
    09/16/2016 at 9:02 am

    I want a large bowl of this ice cream asap!

  9. sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    09/16/2016 at 11:39 pm

    Mascarpone makes ALL the difference in a fig ice cream — I love this!

  10. Laurie McNamara
    09/17/2016 at 10:13 am

    I’m going to be dreaming about this ice cream until I can make it happen! I love ALL of these flavors, Julie!

    • Julie
      09/18/2016 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Laurie!! I hope you make it happen soon!

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