Fluffy Fig Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

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Quick 2-ingredient ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, figs
difficulty level: easy, fool-proof
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, paleo, raw food, low-fat

I'm back home from Thailand, and spring has sprung! The sun is out, flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the time for some soft ice cream has come.

Why have i never thought of making nicecream using figs?

This is old footage that i'm using because i came home a day later than intended due to a massive flight delay and i don't have the nerve right now to compose a brand new blog entry, so nicecream it is! This recipe was originally intended to be Honey & Fig ice cream, however i realized that adding honey (or agave or maple syrup to keep it vegan) makes it way too sweet (and not vegan), and the fresh figs are sweet enough themselves.

{ By the way, a while ago i discovered the most beautiful food blog Whole Hearted Eats by the incredibly talented Sophie who publishes amazing food photos and poetic lines such as "the cherry blossoms are transforming every tree on the block into Oz-like bushes of cotton candy that rain down bubblegum pink petals." This post is dedicated to Sophie who brings out the desire in me to improve my modest photography skills and also incorporate photo collages such as pairing food & flower shots. Head over to Sophie's website for some delicious "cotton candy-esque" pictures! }


4 large ripe bananas, peeled, chopped and frozen
4 fresh, ripe figs
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

- a high-speed blender or food processor (NO NEED FOR AN ICE CREAM MAKER!)


Place frozen banana pieces into your blending machine or food processor, and blend until creamy smooth.

Add figs (i set one aside for decoration).

TIP: add ~1 tbsp ground flax/chia seed to your nicecream whilst blending - it does unspeakable things to the texture/consistency!

Blend until everything becomes a nice and creamy mass. Using a spatula, spoon or ice cream scoop, fill everything into a nice bowl or cup, and scoop away immediately! :)

Speaking of inspiration, i am featured at the brand new link party Sweet Inspiration held by a number of ladies that seek soul sisters (and brothers) to share and inspire each other with their projects and creations. I'm so happy to be part of that! :)