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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!

Fig and Honey Mascarpone Ice Cream

This incredibly creamy fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate fig season!
Prep Time: 12 hrs
Total Time: 12 hrs

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 563kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

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

  • 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).
  • Pour into a large bowl and let cool completely to room temperature then place, covered, in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours.
  • 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.
  • Scoop ice cream out into a freezer-safe container with a lid and freeze in your freezer overnight.

Notes

To make fig puree, stem and halve about 2 cups of figs and put them into a blender and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Fig and Honey Mascarpone Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.125 of recipe)
Calories 563 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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Claudia J Law-Greenberg

Monday 14th of September 2020

Once the fig pure and fig preserves are added to the mix, it just turns brown, not at all like the photo. how do you keep it from being a brown color?

Julie Chiou

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

i'm not sure how mine weren't brown - i think it might be the fig variety?

Laurie McNamara

Saturday 17th of September 2016

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

Julie

Sunday 18th of September 2016

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

sue | theviewfromgreatisland

Friday 16th of September 2016

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

Sommer @aspicyperspective

Friday 16th of September 2016

I want a large bowl of this ice cream asap!

Gaby Dalkin

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

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