Fig Bliss Ice Cream

“Indulge in the creamy delight of anjeer ice cream, where tradition meets a modern twist! 🍦🌿”


  • 1 cup dried figs (anjeer)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Prepare the Figs:
  • Chop the dried figs into small pieces.
  • In a small saucepan, add the chopped figs and enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the figs are soft.
  • Drain the figs and let them cool. Once cooled, puree them in a blender or food processor until smooth. If needed, add a tablespoon or two of water to make a smooth puree.
  1. Make the Ice Cream Base:
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, heavy cream, and granulated sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is hot but not boiling.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the honey, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then stir in the fig puree.
  1. Chill the Mixture:
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or until the mixture is thoroughly chilled. For best results, chill it overnight.
  1. Churn the Ice Cream:
  • Once the mixture is chilled, pour it into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This usually takes about 20-30 minutes.
  • If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can pour the mixture into a shallow dish and place it in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, take it out and stir vigorously with a fork or whisk to break up any ice crystals. Repeat this process until the mixture is frozen and creamy.
  1. Freeze Until Firm:
  • Transfer the churned ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until it is firm enough to scoop.
  1. Serve:
  • Scoop the anjeer ice cream into bowls or cones and enjoy!

This homemade anjeer ice cream is rich, creamy, and full of delicious fig flavor. Enjoy your dessert!

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