Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

Treat yourself to the cozy flavors of fall with our Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream. This creamy delight finds the perfect balance between sweet honey, rich figs, and crunchy pistachios, creating an irresistible dessert for any occasion. It’s not just delicious but also super easy to make, requiring only 20 minutes of hands-on time. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, satisfying your sweet tooth, or seeking a unique fall dessert, this ice cream is the ideal pick.

Why You’ll Love Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream

  • Easy to Make: Making this ice cream is a walk in the park. With simple ingredients and straightforward steps, even kitchen beginners can whip up a batch effortlessly.
  • Deliciously Creamy: The combination of coconut milk, almond milk, and sweetened condensed milk results in a velvety, smooth texture that will melt in your mouth with every spoonful.
  • Perfect for Fall Recipes: Fall-inspired ingredients like roasted figs and honey capture the essence of the season. It’s a great addition to your repertoire of fall recipes, bringing warmth and sweetness to your table.
  • Customizable Toppings: The joy of this recipe lies not only in the base but also in the toppings. Pecans, fresh figs, and an extra drizzle of honey provide a symphony of flavors and textures that elevate this ice cream to a gourmet level.
  • Great for Any Occasion: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself, this ice cream fits the bill. Its unique combination of ingredients makes it a standout dessert that will impress your guests or satisfy your sweet cravings.

What You Need To Make Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream

  • Oven
  • Baking dish
  • Blender
  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Measuring Cups/ Spoons

Ingredients You Need To Make Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream

  • Unsweetened coconut milk
  • Milk (almond milk works well)
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Honey
  • Vanilla bean paste
  • Figs
  • Pistachios
  • Toppings: Pecans, fresh figs, and honey

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

How To Make Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Slice the figs in half and place them in a baking dish. Drizzle 1/2 cup of honey over the figs. Roast for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Add the roasted figs to a food processor and partially puree them, leaving some larger pieces for texture.
  2. Set up your ice cream maker according to its directions to get it ready for making the ice cream.
  3. In a blender, combine the coconut milk, almond milk, sweetened condensed milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste. Blend until smooth for approximately 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the blended ice cream mixture into the prepared ice cream maker. Churn according to your ice cream maker’s instructions until it’s almost completely set.
  5. Once the ice cream is almost set, add the remaining 1/3 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of chopped pistachios to the mixture. Continue churning until the ice cream reaches your desired consistency.
  6. Scoop the Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream into bowls and garnish with pecans, fresh figs, and an extra drizzle of honey. 
  7. Enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use different types of milk in this recipe?

While the recipe suggests almond milk, feel free to experiment with other milk alternatives based on your preferences. Each type will impart a unique flavor to the ice cream.

How long does it take for the ice cream to set?

The setting time can vary depending on your ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and you’ll have deliciously creamy ice cream in no time.

Can I make this recipe without an ice cream maker?

An ice cream maker is recommended for optimal texture, but if you don’t have one, you can freeze the mixture in a shallow container, stirring every 30 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency.

Are there alternative toppings I can use?

Absolutely! Get creative with your toppings. Sliced almonds, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or even a drizzle of caramel would complement the flavors beautifully.

Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream

This fall ice cream has the perfect balance of flavors. It’s incredibly creamy and simple to prepare.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ice Cream Maker Prep: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 439kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking Dish
  • Blender
  • Ice cream maker
  • Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients

  • 13.66 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups milk almond milk works well
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 8 ounces figs
  • cup honey
  • ½ cup pistachios chopped
  • Toppings: Pecans fresh figs, and honey

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Slice the figs in half and place them in a baking dish. Drizzle 1/2 cup of honey over the figs. Roast for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then, add the roasted figs to a food processor and partially puree them. It’s okay to have some larger pieces for texture in the ice cream.
  • Set up your ice cream maker according to its directions to get it ready for making the ice cream.
  • In a blender, combine the coconut milk, milk, sweetened condensed milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste. Blend until smooth for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Pour the blended ice cream mixture into the prepared ice cream maker. Churn according to your ice cream maker’s instructions until it’s almost completely set.
  • Once the ice cream is almost set, add the remaining 1/3 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of chopped pistachios to the mixture. Continue churning until the ice cream reaches your desired consistency.
  • Scoop the Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream into bowls and garnish with pecans, fresh figs, and and extra drizzle of honey.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 591mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 2mg
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This Honey Fig Pistachio Ice Cream tastes like the cozy flavors of fall in a bowl. It’s not hard to make, and the creamy texture, mixed with sweet honey, figs, and crunchy pistachios, makes it a delicious treat. You can enjoy it at fall parties or have a quiet night with a bowl of this homemade ice cream. Sometimes, the simplest things are the sweetest!

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