Recipe Directions

1. Blend all ingredients into a smooth consistency (about 30 seconds). After blending, it was about 1 quart in volume.

2. If you don't have an ice-cream maker, pour the mixture into a container with a lid.

3. Place mixture in the freezer, and take it out every 45 minutes or so and stirred it until fairly solid (not rock hard).

Greenghost's Thoughts

By greenghost

I saw these great looking gigs at the Farmer’s Market and just had to get them.

I wanted to do something a bit different so I put this together.

It would probably be a bit tastier with fresh young coconut, but that isn’t always available locally so I used organic canned coconut milk and coconut water. Real vanilla bean would also be fabulous.

An easier method would be to simply pour it into ice-cube trays, let it freeze, and when ready to eat it, just toss some of the cubes into the blender for a few seconds until smooth.

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Wow, I've just prepared the mixture and it tastes amazing!!! I haven't frozen it yet, it's cooling in the fridge.

I made my own coconut milk from a mature coconut, and I used a nut milk bag to remove the fibre, to make sure it was smooth. I added 2 tbsp of coconut oil as well.

Also, I only had 5 figs, but it was enough. Can't wait to freeze it, but it tastes real yummy already, so I'm sure it will be delicious.

Thanks!

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Is it possible to use dried figs in this if I can't access fresh? Should I soak them?

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Fig and Pistachio Ice Cream
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I just made this and it's great -- will certainly be a repeat make this fall as the figs come in! I used a young coconut (water + meat), about 3/4 cup of pistachios and added 2 tablespoons of non-GMO lecithin (to increase creaminess), and it's firming up in my freezer now (I'm using the stir method on one serving for now) and poured the rest into ice cube trays -- plan to run them through my Champion juicer on the masticating setting when ready to enjoy -- that's how I make my ice cream these days! Thanks for the recipe!

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Fig and Pistachio Ice Cream
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I just made this and it's great -- will certainly be a repeat make this fall as the figs come in! I used a young coconut (water + meat), about 3/4 cup of pistachios and added 2 tablespoons of non-GMO lecithin (to increase creaminess), and it's firming up in my freezer now (I'm using the stir method on one serving for now) and poured the rest into ice cube trays -- plan to run them through my Champion juicer on the masticating setting when ready to enjoy -- that's how I make my ice cream these days! Thanks for the recipe!

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Is it possible to use dried figs in this if I can't access fresh? Should I soak them?

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Wow, I've just prepared the mixture and it tastes amazing!!! I haven't frozen it yet, it's cooling in the fridge.

I made my own coconut milk from a mature coconut, and I used a nut milk bag to remove the fibre, to make sure it was smooth. I added 2 tbsp of coconut oil as well.

Also, I only had 5 figs, but it was enough. Can't wait to freeze it, but it tastes real yummy already, so I'm sure it will be delicious.

Thanks!

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Kewl! (cool) I hope you like it! :)

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Oh wow that sounds absolutely amazing! I love figs and pistachios. Mmhmm. Come fall when I can get figs I'll be tryin this one. Thanks so much.

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Yeah - I generally try to steer clear of canned items too. Fresh is always better. The one I used had no additives and it was organic (but I don't know if it was raw though). If you have a high speed blender I'm sure the young coconut would work wonderfully. :)

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Figs, pistachios, cardamom, vanilla, sounds like heaven. I have an ice cream maker (never used), but I don't use canned coconut milk, so if I figure out how to open the young coconut sitting in my fridge this might be my first raw ice cream!

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Great! I hope that you like it. You may wish to play around with the quantities of spices and sweetener, but if you like figs, pistachios, & coconut you will likely enjoy it quite a bit. Cheers! :)

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I've got some figs I don't know what to do with, so I'm going to try this. Looks yummy!

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Tip - I meant to mention for people without ice cream makers: If you use VERY cold coconut milk & coconut water AND also put the freshly cut up figs in the freezer for a 1/2 hour or so BEFORE blending all the ingredients together then you may get a soft-serve consistency right away... :)

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