Hello, Autumn! And hello, FIGS! If you happen to live in Melbourne, particularly the inner north as I do, you’re be very aware of the fig-tastic-ness that is everywhere. Unfortunately not in my back yard, but luckily we have a work friend who regularly comes to the fig party with a beautiful donation 🙂
Just because I’m still hanging on to summer, I still feel the need for frozen treats in the freezer. And these are highly recommended! Super easy to make, and deliciously refreshing.
I’ve spoken about the nutritional beauty of figs before here (back when I had an overhanging fig tree next door…), but to give you a little recap, you can expect to find calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamins A, C and E among other things. They are also wonderfully high in fibre, go figs!
So if you manage to get your hand on some, here is one quick and delicious serving suggestion. I’ve listed some others below.
Fig Popsicles with Easy Salted Caramel Sauce
Makes 7-8 popsicles
2 cups coconut cream (full fat)
1 large ripe banana
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 – 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
5-6 fresh figs, thickly sliced
For the sauce
2 tbsp cashew, macadamia or almond butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Decent pinch sea salt
Place the coconut cream, banana, vanilla and maple syrup if using in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Taste and make sure the sweetness is to your liking.
Pour the mixture into popsicle moulds, poke in a couple of slices of fig to each one and transfer to the freezer for at least 4 hours, or until frozen.
To make the caramel sauce, simply combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix to combine.
Serve the popsicles once frozen …