Make Ahead

Honeyed Coconut Fig Ice Cream

August 27, 2012
1 Ratings
  • Makes about one quart
Author Notes

I don't have a sweet tooth...I don't make dessert very often, but when I do, it normally includes some form of ice cream. This "Philly" style ice cream is sooo easy to make...just pour your super chilled ingredients into an ice cream maker and let it whirl. No eggs to curdle, no custard to strain...just wonderful cream, fruit and honey! —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
  • 20 to 24 fresh figs ( I used Black Mission)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  1. Whisk the heavy cream, coconut milk and 1/2 cup honey in a medium mixing bowl for about 2 minutes to fully incorporated that honey. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  2. Scoop the pulp out of the figs (you'll want just over a cup of the pulp) , add the zest, lime juice and the 2 tablespoons of honey and mash in a small bowl. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  3. Chill the coconut flakes in the fridge for about 2 hours also.
  4. After everything is chilled place all into your ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers directions, usually about 30 minutes. Place in a freezer container and freeze to harden.

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  • gingerroot
  • aargersi
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  • Marlene Hesketh
    Marlene Hesketh

Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

7 Reviews

Marlene H. June 23, 2014
I used canned lite coconut milk and got a good result, although I think I'd like a more pronounced coconut flavor. Next time I'll use the regular canned variety. What kind of coconut milk are others using?
inpatskitchen June 23, 2014
Thanks for trying this Marlene. I used regular canned coconut milk, but can't speak for anyone else. And welcome to Food52!
gingerroot August 31, 2012
I love this, Pat! I don't have a big sweet tooth either, so I can totally relate. I've made a fig-honey-strawberry ice cream before so I know honey and fig make a great pair. Adding coconut and lime...yum!
inpatskitchen August 31, 2012
Thanks gingerroot! Boy...fig, honey and strawberry sounds fantastic!
aargersi August 29, 2012
I love this. A lot. Honey and figs and lime and coconut - perfect!!!
inpatskitchen August 29, 2012
Thanks! I really like the honey in this...not too kind of dessert.
inpatskitchen August 28, 2012
Thanks suzanne!