Now is the perfect time for you to make fig sorbet. Fig season is one of my absolute favorite times of the year! As soon as I see figs in the local farmers markets, I start to feel a little bit giddy thinking of all the fig recipes we can make. We are in the final days of fig season here in Paris which means we are buying the last of the gorgeous fruits everywhere we see them.
Figs – the perfect ingredient for a delicious sorbet
Yesterday, Hugo and I were out shopping for dinner ingredients. What would we make? We were having a hard time deciding between a pasta dish (we are still in Italian food mode after overloading on carbs in the form of both pizza and pasta during last week’s trip in Italy) and an Indian dish (we posted about our Indian palak paneer recipe yesterday on Twitter in honor of #WorldTourismDay).
We were going back and forth, back and forth – it was maybe a little hot for Indian dal, really another pasta dish after all the pasta we ate last week? You get the picture…
Buying organic figs in Paris
That’s when I spotted the figs! “Oh look!” I said to my love and I pointed out all of the beautiful figs and quickly started filling a brown paper bag without hesitation (or a glance at the price of the deep purple beauties). Hugo was excited too until he saw the price and dramatically warned “careful my love, have you seen the price?!”. The figs were 14€/kilo – a tad excessive even for me (I love food so much that can usually justify spending for fresh fruits and veggies). I was startled at first by the intensity of Hugo’s warning, but we laughed it off and happily paid 5€ for just 6 sweet little figs. What are your favorite fig recipes? Fig sorbet is definitely at the top of our list!
Heavenly fig sorbet recipe
If you love figs as much as we do, then you will appreciate today’s recipe. We firmly believe that when figs are in season, using them in all your recipes should be the priority. Maybe you agree…
Today’s fig sorbet is sweet, without being too sweet, beautiful (I love that deep purple color that is perfectly on point with the season), and easy to make. You can also make a batch of fig sorbet and keep it in an airtight container for upto 2 weeks meaning you could make this today and sneakily snatch spoonfuls of it everytime you pass the fridge for the next 2 weeks (just me?).
Fig sorbet is lighter than fig ice cream or fig gelato, but just sweet enough to satisfy any after-dinner cravings you may be having.
You are just a few simple steps away from making this beautiful and tasty fig sorbet, my friend. The first step is making a natural syrup base for your sorbet. All you need to do is combine water and sugar and heat it on high heat. Add in the fresh figs, ginger, lemon juice and the rest of the water and mix in your stand mixer (we use our red Kitchenaid). Then you just pour everything into your ice cream maker, leave to turn for 20 – 25 minutes and then pop it in the freezer. Voilà, perfect homemade, Heavenly fig sorbet will be your reality.
We hope you love this fig sorbet in your home as much as we love it in ours!
- 8 medium sized fresh figs
- 3 inches of fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of water
- 1.5 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1.5 tbsp of water
- Pour ½ cup of water and ½ cup of brown sugar in a pan.
- Heat on high heat until the syrup makes little bubbles.
- Remove from heat and wait until the syrup is room temperature.
- Mix all the ingredients with a food processor until the mixture become a coulis.
- Pour the coulis in your ice cream maker on low speed for 20/25 minutes then put in the freezer.
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Alix & Hugo Strickland Frénoy are a married couple, recipe developers, photographers and lifelong explorers. They created A Hedgehog in the Kitchen to share their passion for healthy, French & International recipes and to inspire you to make simple and delicious homemade food. They also share Parisian restaurant and hotel recommendations as well as their travel adventures on the blog. The blog is home to 200+ articles featuring farm to table recipes, free meal plans & printables to help you become a better homecook and travel recommendations to help you experience Paris and abroad like a local. Sign up to receive 3 free recipes per week as well as food travel tips gathered from our adventures.
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