Fig Gelato - Just Fruit Recipes


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Fig Gelato

1 c Red wine
1/2 c Plus 1 T sugar
1 Cinnamon stick
2 Cloves
1 tb Peppercorns
14 Dried Calimyrna figs, cut in half
2 c Whole milk
1/4 c Heavy cream
3 tb Corn syrup
2/3 c Nonfat dry milk
1/2 ts Unflavored gelatin


In a medium saucepan, combine wine, 1 C water, 2 T sugar, and spices, and bring to a boil. Add figs, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove spices. Puree figs with the liquid until smooth; strain and discard seeds,

Combine milk, cream, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Heat to barely boiling. Combine dry milk, remaining sugar, and gelatin and whisk in. Bring back to barely boiling to dissolve gelatin, and remove pan from heat. Pass mixture through a strainer into a medium bowl set over an ice bath to chill. Stir in fig puree, then freeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Store in a plastic container.


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