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Fig Leaf and honey ice cream

By October 01, 2021 ,

Fig leaves are a very underrated ingredient, they have a wonderful aromatic flavour almost like coconut crossed with pandan leaves. I'm lucky to have a fig tree in the garden, so once the fig harvest is over I tend to turn to using up the leaves in various recipes. It's best to use the medium size leaves rather than the large from the trees as they have more flavour. Make sure you remove the stem and clean them thoroughly before using. The honey really complements the fig leaf flavour giving it a sweet richness but not too sweet.

4 egg yolks
70g honey
300ml cream
300ml full fat milk
5 fresh fig leaves, stem removed
20g salted butter

Start by making the custard base
Heat the cream and milk until just before boiling point and turn off the heat
Whisk the honey and egg yolks in a bowl until light and fluffy
Pour the cream and milk slowly into the sugar and egg yolk mix whisking as you do
Pour the mix back into the pan and continue to whisk slowly on a low heat until it reaches 70c, keep it at 70c for at least 5 minutes which will pasteurize the custard
Add the butter and stir through until fully melted
Lightly roll the fig leaves in your hand to release the aromas, place them in the warm custard base
Once cooled place the custard and fig leaf mix in the fridge overnight to allow the flavours to infuse

To finish the ice cream
Turn your ice cream maker on for at least 5 minutes before using
Next strain the custard into a jug using a fine mesh sieve
Turn on the paddle and pour in the infused custard
The mixture will take about 35 minutes to churn depending on your ice cream maker

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