I can’t remember when I first tasted a fresh fig, but I know that since that day there has been no going back. I grew up eating a lot of dried fruit: dates, bananas, and figs. Bananas soon got banished and picked out of every cereal bowl it showed up in.
Frozen bananas on the other hand was just genius lurking in the pews: gone are the days of blackened fruit spoiling your fruit bowl or attracting fruit flies or bread recipes. Now I can have ‘fresh’ bananas whenever I want them. Frozen bananas or any fruit make amazing fruit smoothies, but also desserts as this recipe demonstrates: you don’t have to use the dates, but because I love the caramel swirls like taste of figs in the dairy version of fig ice-cream, I needed something to substitute that. I love the rich pink colour the figs give to this ice-cream, half of eating is with the eyes as they say.
Quick, healthy, raw and ready in minutes!
Vegan Fig Ice-Cream
2 frozen Bananas – chopped into pieces 2 fresh figs – cut into four 3 pitted Dates
1 tbsp Maple or Agarve Syrup
Dash of Almond or any non-diary milk
1 tsp Almond Essence
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
Chopped Pistachios (garnish)
METHOD: Place all the ingredients in a blender, straight from the freezer, no thawing allowed. Blend and add milk a little at a time to achieve your consistency you want.