Roasted Fig and White Chocolate Ice Cream

Roasted Fig and White Chocolate Ice Cream is the perfect way to start using up the last of your summer fruit (like all of those figs you greedily shoved in the fridge). The irresistible combo of figs and white chocolate is subtly sweet, creamy and delicious. 

Roasted Fig White Chocolate Ice Cream (treatswithatwist.com)

You thought I’d throw some pumpkin at you now that summer is “over”, right? Wrong! As long as it’s still 100 degrees outside, it’s still summer to me.

Summer = ice cream

When I was in Seattle, I nabbed a TON of figs off of the fig tree in the yard, brought them home and froze them.

No surprise, then, that I’d roll out some fig ice cream for you.

No cream though. No thanks.

But, we can’t just have fig, let’s do roasted fig. Annnnnnddddd white chocolate chunks. Done.

  Roasted Fig White Chocolate Ice Cream (treatswithatwist.com)

Roasted Fig White Chocolate Ice Cream (treatswithatwist.com)

Roasted Fig White Chocolate Ice Cream (treatswithatwist.com)

Side story. Last night we went to a family wedding. I had the first sugar I’ve had in 2 weeks because they had gluten-free lemon cupcakes (sugar detox was my friend up until last night…) AND our family is full of Persian dancing machines that seem to channel Elaine. Good stuff.

Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day!

Now, eat ice cream. 

Roasted Fig White Chocolate Ice Cream (treatswithatwist.com)

Roasted Fig White Chocolate Ice Cream (treatswithatwist.com)

Roasted Fig and White Chocolate Ice Cream
Roasted Fig and White Chocolate Ice Cream is the perfect way to start using up the last of your summer fruit (like all of those figs you greedily shoved in the fridge). The irresistible combo of figs and white chocolate is subtly sweet, creamy and delicious. (makes 1.5 pints) [Read all of the directions through before you start so it'll go quickly as you make it. Don't forget to put your ice cream-maker bucket in the freezer the night before!]
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can of coconut milk
  2. 2 Tbs. plain yogurt, preferably full-fat*
  3. 5 Tbs. coconut sugar
  4. 3 large figs or ¾ cup
  5. pinch of Kosher salt
  6. 1/3 cup chopped white chocolate
Instructions
  1. PREP: have the bucket to your ice cream maker in the freezer for at least 6 hours before making your ice cream.
  2. Roast your figs: In a 415 degree F oven, roast your figs on a baking sheet until just “melty” but not until they turn brown (20 min). Let cool on a wire rack on the counter.
  3. In a blender, combine the coconut milk, yogurt and coconut sugar. Blend until well combined. Add your figs and Kosher salt and pulse a few times until the figs are broken up but not completely blended in.
  4. Set up your ice cream maker and turn it on. Pour in your ice cream base. Churn for 15-20 minutes (or according to your maker’s instructions). As it is looking ready (like a Wendy’s frosty…soft-serve), add in your chopped white chocolate and let it mix in just for a minute.
  5. Put your soft-serve into freezable ice cream containers or a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet. Make sure the lids are on tight (or that its wrapped really well), and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  6. Let it soften (or be way too eager and microwave it for 20 seconds), scoop, serve, enjoy!
Notes
  1. *I used coconut Noosa Yoghurt because I didn't have any plain, but I think it was the best decision ever. This added a slight coconut flavor to my fig ice cream, and those two flavors compliment each other so nicely.
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If you’re loving on this non-dairy ice cream, you should try this one…  OR this one… Oh! and this one

Fabulously Fit Friday

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[my Spin class takes it outdoors on sunny days]

I know we haven’t checked in with a Fabulously Fit Friday in awhile, so I wanted to make sure to do that this week!

As you’ve probably learned, New Years Resolutions don’t stick far past February, and as we talked about before, setting new goals every 6-8 weeks is the way to go. Always set new goals, reward the ones that have passed, and never “start over”!

I’m sure you’re doing awesome. Or not. In which case, tell me tell me. Either way!

So, I know that it finally got warm and pollen-y enough to call it “Spring” just recently, but its not too early to think about summer!

I’m going out of my comfort zone and trying an 8 week workout challenge, which starts next week [remember when I posted this on Instagram, well it was an opening activity for the challenge!]! The girls who host it, Karena and Katrina, are super fit and toned and tan, so that doesn’t hurt. Want to do it with me?! I already wrangled one of my friends into agreeing to do it with me (and agreeing to go to Australia if we **laugh** win the Grand Prize).

Trust me, I’m not going to be following this program to a T. I decided to get my feet wet with these ladies’ workout style by trying out their workouts for a “normal” week all this week. They’re T O U G H. They’re more intense than my weenie ass is used to.

So, totally going to be modifying everything. And days that are stacked with cardio and weights will probably be divided and I’ll end up choosing one over the other (for personal health purposes).

I think the lesson here, is LISTEN to your body. And know yourself! Are you going to fall down and pass out if you follow a workout to a T? Then DON’T DO IT! It’s just that simple.

Sure, push yourself a little so you can grow and progress, but don’t kill yourself over it.

I know they want me to be prancing around in a bikini after 8 weeks with freedom and abandon, but that’s just not gonna happen. I’m not being negative, I’m just being realistic. And I’m not going to kill myself to get there (been there, done that, ruined my health, still can’t prance in a bikini).

Anyways, who here is thinking about summer?! What are you looking forward to?! Will you do the 8 week Bikini challenge with me (sans bikini, like me)?

Oh and I should probably mention I am getting hard-core into yoga. I go at least twice a week, still hit my Wednesday Spin class because I love my instructor, but I can’t get enough of yoga these days. Love it. 

 

NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with Karena and Katrina or their Tone It Up site or program, I just happen to really want to torture myself for 8 weeks with them! And I want to win the prize. And I wouldn’t mind if they sent me some of their protein powder Perfect Fit because that stuff rocks! Just sayin.