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Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream

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Figs caramelized with warm spices and served with vanilla ice cream is the perfect August dessert.
spice roasted figs and ice cream

To celebrate it's 150th birthday, Breyers ice cream partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his wife, Lindsay Price Stone, to create a seasonal recipe for each month of the year. And they are sharing the delicious August inspired recipe with us! Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream is such a tasty dessert perfect for warm August nights. Fresh figs can be difficult to find during the year, but are in season now. Every year when I see fresh figs pop up in markets I have to grab a bunch. I love fresh figs on cheese boards, in panini, and recently, on ice cream! This is a wonderful recipe that lets beautiful August figs take center stage. The summer is going by so quickly, I loved stopping for a moment to savor some of the season's best produce in this dreamy treat. 
fresh figs
Figs come in a few different varieties, with skins ranging from green to purple to black. This week I found some gorgeous figs at our Saturday farmers market. The farmer was able to describe the differences between his three types of figs. For this recipe I went with one of his firmer varieties so they would hold up under the broiler. The green skinned figs would look stunning too. 
roasted figs
 This is such a simple, beautiful recipe. Warm spices get mixed with some sugar to coat the cut sides of the fig halves. I knew this recipe was going to be incredible the moment I smelled the warm, aromatic spices. The spiced sugar coating gets nice and caramelized after a few minutes under the broiler.
The spices are perfect with a pure, simple vanilla ice cream. My whole family commented on how tasty Breyers Natural Vanilla was. My favorite vanilla ice creams always have flecks of vanilla bean and are made with real simple ingredients. All Breyers vanilla is real and from sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ vanilla beans, and only sources milk and cream from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones* 
fresh figs and ice cream
This simple August recipe is elegant enough for a dinner party but easy enough for a weeknight family dinner. What's your favorite way to use figs? 

Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream

Spiced Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice cream
Figs roasted with warm spices and served with vanilla ice cream.


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 8 ripe figs, halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/3 cups Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/4 cup blanched hazelnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped


  1. Position broiler rack 6 inches from heat source and preheat broiler. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sugar and spices. One at a time, dip figs, cut side down, in sugar mixture to coat. Then coat figs a second time with sugar mixture and arrange cut side up on baking sheet. Broil figs, watching closely, for about 4 minutes, or until sugar melts and begins to caramelize and figs soften slightly and begin to ooze their juice.
  3. Divide figs among 4 bowls. Spoon 1/3 cup of Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream into each bowl and sprinkle with hazelnuts.
Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 4 mins.
Total time: 14 mins.

*Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies & sauces may not be able to make this pledge.  The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST treated cows.
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