Fig Gelato - my favorite:
1/2 plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups 5% milk
Organic ice cream cones for serving
Snip tips of fig stems and quarter figs. Add the sugar to milk in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Mix until sugar dissolves. Take milk sugar mixture off the heat and let cool. Once cooled refrigerate until chilled. Puree figs in a blender, add milk and a teaspoon of vanilla and pulse for couple seconds longer. Pour mixture into chilled ice cream bowl and churn for 20 to 30 minutes or so or until fig mixture solidifies into soft serve consistency. Scoop fig gelato into a container with a tight lid and keep in freezer until serving. Gelato can be served soft serve as well directly out of ice cream machine.