Summer’s here and now’s the time to cool off with the creamiest homemade ice cream! This recipe using Black Mission Fig is rich, sweet and creamy and decadent. Churning the custard the ole fashioned way takes this ice cream smooth and luscious!
This post has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach, however, all opinions, as always are my own.
I remember making homemade ice cream when we were kids. Mom would make the custard on the stove. Dad would pour it into the ice cream maker and Don and I were in charge of cranking the machine.
We’d sit outside on the grass and churn the ice cream for hours. We thought our arms would fall off (ice cream makers weren’t electric back then). It was worth it to be the recipient of a bowl of homemade ice cream!
Today’s recipe is an AMAZING Black Mission Fig Ice Cream.
I had never had a fresh fig prior to moving to the valley. Have you ever tried one? Succulent and rich they burst in your mouth, sweet and delicious.
Now I feast on them whenever they are in season…. which is NOW!
So I’m celebrating the season with a giveaway!
This is a good ole fashioned ice cream social! Some of my best blogging buddies and I have chimed in together to bring you everything you need to make your own ice cream at home! (Be sure to check out their blogs for their yummy recipes!)
Making your own ice cream isn’t as hard as people think. You know I’m all about quick and easy recipe. BUT there’s a time to slow down too – life is about balance right? This is TOTALLY worth it, let me walk you thru it.
How do you make homemade ice cream from scratch?
- You’ll start by making the custard. Separate the eggs (saving the whites for another use).
- Clean the fresh figs and roughly chop them, add them to the blender.
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- Puree until completely creamy.
- Next pour the custard into a pan and set it on the stove over medium heat.
- Set your timer for 12 minutes and whisk! Whisk the entire time!
- Remove from heat and allow to cool, refrigerate.
- Add the custard to the ice cream maker.
- Process according to your machine’s directions – mine took about 20 minutes.
Takes a little time, yes – but easy – right?!!
Ok, confession time. I made the custard the night before and finished making the ice-cream yesterday morning. Dan got up right about the time this Black Mission Fig Ice Cream finished processing. It was the perfect soft serve consistency.
Breakfast was ice cream topped with granola. Dairy, fruit with some granola! Like I said… life is about balance, right? 😀
What kind of salt is needed to make homemade ice cream?
Rock salt is added to the ice surrounding the processing container. Salt lowers the temperature of the ice to assist processing the ice cream. Can you use regular salt? Sure, but it will cause the ice to melt a ton faster and unless you have an unlimited amount of ice, it’s not the best choice.
Why do you use rock salt to make homemade ice cream?
The larger grain size of rock salt makes the freezing process easier to control. If the temperature goes too low too fast the ice cream will become grainy, so be sure to use rock salt. Lastly, table salt is expensive, rock salt is much cheaper. Hands down your best choice!
I’ve used fancy ice cream makers and now I’m here to tell you this is the machine I prefer. I’m not telling you this because I’m getting paid to either. There’s something about the ice/salt combination that produces a creamier ice cream.
I know… I’ve done the research! 😉
Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker
- Makes ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sorbet, gelato and sherbet
- Fully automatic – no stirring needed. Just add ingredients, ice & rock salt – it does all the work, then stops when ready
- Over 20 recipes included – try the recipes inside or create your own unique taste by mixing in candy, cookies, or fresh fruit
- Easy-lock lid – easily fits on top and locks in place with a quick turn
- 4 quart capacity – the perfect size for families and special occasions
Be sure to enter the giveaway below – I want YOU to win this ice cream maker and all the goodies that go with it!
I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe! If you love this recipe as much as I do, be sure to give it a five star rating below!
Homemade Ice Cream
Homemade Ice Cream: Black Mission Fig
This ice cream recipe using Black Mission Fig is rich, sweet and creamy and decadent. Churning the custard the ole fashioned way takes this ice cream smooth and luscious!
- 2 cups fresh figs steams removed, roughly chopped
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 5 eggs separated
Separate the eggs (saving the whites for another use). Set aside.
Clean the fresh figs and roughly chop them, add them to a blender or food processor.
Add the remaining ingredients to the blender, puree until completely creamy.
Next pour the custard into a pan and set it on the stove over medium heat.
Set your timer for 12 minutes and whisk! Do not stop and walk away. You will need to whisk the entire time. The custard is full of sugar from the sweetened condensed milk and plenty of natural sugar from the figs. If you aren't whisking it will scald in a heartbeat!
When the timer is up, immediately pour it into a large bowl.
Add the bowl to a ice water bath until the mixture is luke warm. Cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for three hours or overnight
Process according to your machine's directions - mine took about 20 minutes.
Add to a freezer container and freezer until you're ready to enjoy!
Official Rules and Conditions for the this giveaway: One winner will be receive a Hamilton Beach 4qt Ice Cream Maker along with a prize pack valued at approximately $80. Open to US residents adults 18+. One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter, Amazon, OXO, Sumo, Mortons, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Giveaway ends 7/15/2018. Bloggers are not responsible for the delivery of the prize.