We’ve been going, going, going this summer. I promised myself we would try to be more chill and just be lazy and have an old fashioned summer at home. But, then I see the fun parks programs and library classes and the kids want to have sleepovers with friends and go to the pool and splash parks and festivals and ride roller coasters. And so, we do. And it gets busy. But, we love it.
It’s also been ridiculously hot these past few weeks. Like hotter than I ever remember. So, that calls for lots of cool treats. We play hard during the day, and so our summer nights require ice cream. We’ve been out for ice cream cones and slushies and we’ve made lots of popsicles. But this week, I went all out and tried this fun new recipe for Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream from Chef Curtis Stone. You are in for a serious ice cream treat with this recipe.
Spiced Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice cream
What you need:
- 2 TBS sugar
- 1/2 tsp. each ground cinnamon, ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 8 ripe figs, halved lengthwise
- 1 1/3 cups Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/4 cup blanched hazelnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
What you do:
- Position broiler rack 6 inches from heat source and preheat broiler. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a small bowl, mix sugar and spices. One at a time, dip figs, cut side down, in sugar mixture to coat. Then coat figs a second time with sugar mixture and arrange cut side up on baking sheet. Broil figs, watching closely, for about 4 minutes, or until sugar melts and begins to caramelize and figs soften slightly and begin to ooze their juice.
- Divide figs among 4 bowls. Spoon 1/3 cup of Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream into each bowl and sprinkle with hazelnuts.
Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 4 minutes
Tip: Figs are best served warm with ice cream.
So, this dish. Amazing. The figs are all warm and spicy. The sugar on the tops gets caramelized and crunch while the ice cream melts into the fruit. Divine!
All Breyers vanilla is real and from sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance Certified vanilla beans. Also, Breyers only sources milk and cream from cows no treated with artificial growth hormones. * I love that and I can feel good about serving my friends family ice cream from a company that cares that much about their product. And you can taste it.
Breyers is having a birthday! They are turning 150 and to celebrate they’ve partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his wife, actress Lindsay Price Stone. The Stone’s have created 12 recipes featuring Breyers Natural Vanilla, inspired by every month of the year. Check them all out and celebrate your birthdays and special occasions with Breyers all year long.
*Disclaimer: Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies & sauces may not be able to make this pledge. The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST-treated cows.