Coconut-Lavender Honey Ice Cream Topped with Toasted Coconut Flakes and Fresh Figs
This summer I set out to create a fig flavored ice cream but feared the fresh figs would just become too mushy in the churning of the ice cream.
Turns out, topping this rich and delicious flavored ice cream with chopped fresh fig is a great way to add the fruit’s sweet flavors.
Usually when I make homemade ice cream I use whole milk, heavy cream and sugar as my base. Here I’ve substituted the whole milk with coconut cream and the sugar with honey. I love the depth of flavors this combination creates! Simmering fresh lavender with the coconut cream takes this ice cream to an entirely different level of richness and flavor. Can you tell I’m passionate about my ice cream?
This ice cream is so smooth and tasty and a great farewell to summer’s fig crop. Enjoy!
- 1 14-oz can coconut milk or cream
- 2 tablespoon dried culinary lavender
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup honey
- Toasted coconut flakes and fresh figs for topping.
- Rinse the dried lavender in a small sieve.
- Bring the coconut cream and lavender to a boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in the honey.
- Cover, steeping for 30 minutes.
- Once completely cooled, strain the cream into a large mixing bowl and disregard the lavender.
- Combine the lavender infused coconut cream and the heavy cream.
- Pour the mixture into your homemade ice cream mixer. I use the Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker.
- Churn for 30 minutes.
- Pour into a freezer-safe ice cream container and before serving, top with toasted coconut and fresh figs.
©2016 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.
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