Mascarpone ice cream with figs

Deliciously creamy, this mascarpone ice cream with figs is the ultimate late-summer dessert. The silky and buttery cheese really makes this frozen dessert something unforgettable.

What is mascarpone?

Mascarpone is an italian soft and buttery cheese made with only two ingredients: Heavy cream and citric acid. Because of the fat added by the heavy cream, mascarpone becomes very soft and spreadable. The taste is mildly sweet and buttery making it perfect to use in sweet and salty recipes.

Mascarpone is used to make risotto, pasta, desserts and various italian dishes. Is also the principal ingredient for the famous dessert tiramisù.

Make the fig ice cream mixture

Chop the figs and place them in a small sauce pan. Add sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and water. Mix and bring the mixture to boil over medium heat.

Let the mixture simmer for 8-10 minutes mixing every now and then until it thickens.

Remove from heat, let it cool and transfer the mixture to a container with a lid on. Store in fridge for at least 12 hrs.

Make the mascarpone cream mixture

In a small sauce pan add the mascarpone, sugar, whole milk and vanilla extract.

Turn on the heat to medium and whisk until everything is combined.

As soon as the mixture start to boil, turn off heat and let it cool mixing from time to time. Then transfer to a container and place in the fridge for at least 12 hours.

Make the mascarpone ice cream

Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker. Pour first the mascarpone mixture and once is finish churning add gently the fig mixture and let it churn for a couple of seconds to achieve a swirl-ish texture.

Transfer to a freeze-safe container and place it in the freeze for 2-3 hours before serving.

How to store mascarpone ice cream

Put the ice cream always in an airtight container, place a layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper on top to prevent ice forming on surface.

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Mascarpone and fig ice cream

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Deliciously creamy, this mascarpone ice cream with figs is the ultimate late-summer dessert. The silky and buttery cheese really makes this frozen dessert something unforgettable.
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
resting time: 12 hrs
Total: 12 hrs 22 mins

Ingredients
  

For the mascarpone ice cream

  • 250 gr mascarpone cheese
  • 350 ml whole milk
  • 60 gr white sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

For the fig mixture

  • 260 gr fresh figs chopped
  • 50 gr white sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

Make the fig mixture

  • Chop the figs and place them in a small sauce pan. Add sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and water. Mix and bring the mixture to boil over medium heat.
  • Let the mixture simmer for 8-10 minutes mixing every now and then until it thickens.
  • Remove from heat, let it cool and transfer the mixture to a container with a lid on. Store in fridge for at least 12 hrs.

Make the mascarpone cream mixture

  • In a small sauce pan add the mascarpone, sugar, whole milk and vanilla extract.
  • Turn on the heat to medium and whisk until everything is combined.
  • As soon as the mixture start to boil, turn off heat and let it cool mixing from time to time. Then transfer to a container and place in the fridge for at least 12 hours.

Make the ice cream

  • Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker. Pour first the mascarpone mixture and once is finish churning add gently the fig mixture and let it churn for a couple of seconds to achieve a swirl-ish texture.
  • Transfer to a freeze-safe container and place it in the freeze for 2-3 hours before serving.
Course dessert
Cuisine italian

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I am a regular visitor of your website . I can enrich my cooking skill by seeing your blog.in the summer ,icc cream is a amazing desert for everyone.
    you should try Mascarpone ice cream with figs at home .

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