Until a few weeks ago I can’t remember if I had ever eaten a fig before. Now they are one of my favorite fruits. Recently I have been making it a practice to eat as many local fruits and vegetables as possible and not waiting until I or some one else can get up to the States. Which means that I have been stepping outside my box of eating my regular spinage, romaine, apples, carrots and kale. I’ve been enjoying figs, pomegranates, yellow zucchini to mention a few. I found out that one of my friends has a fig tree and 6 pomegranate trees. Guess where I’m getting my fruit from now! She has more than she can ever use and is now blessing me with her excess. I decided to make a couple yummy desserts featuring these delicious fruits! The first recipe is a fig coconut ice cream and the second, a Fig Galette, a twist off of Kimi’s Rustic Plum Galette.
Fig Coconut Ice Cream
2 cans whole fat coconut milk
1 cup blended figs
1/2 cup raw honey
1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Pour into your ice cream maker and mix according to your ice cream makers instructions.
2. If you want your ice cream to firm up a for an hour or two in the freezer.
Goes great with a Fig Galette. Follow Kimi’s recipe simply substituting the figs for the plums and leaving out the cinnamon!