Cream Popsicle with Fig Sauce
Just a little detour from the salad month,I have been after my mom to share this recipe with me as it is one of my favorite frozen treats. I had to make it as soon as she gave it to me– I know I blew up my resolution of healthy salads for a month..but it is sooo hot and this is sooo yummy!
Another reason for making this was also that there are fresh figs everywhere in the market and its tough to give such a beautiful looking fruit a pass. I used both fresh as well as dried figs. I chopped up all the dried figs and mixed in the cream mixture before freezing and made a sauce out of the fresh ones and also mixed it with the cream mixture. the fresh fig sauce gave the cream mixture a very delicate flavor and texture.. so delicious!
Traditionally this recipe is called kulfi in India and as a kid I have actually had it from a street vendor… a lot like the ice cream truck. There is a whole lot of flavors that a kulfi is available in…pistachio, mango, saffron and its actually very uncommon to make it with figs….so even if you know how to make kulfi already, you will HAVE to give this a try to see how the flavors blend together to form such a delicious treat.
Its perfect for this hot season- its frozen and the dairy keeps you body cool anyway and provides you with a lot of calcium. I added fresh fruit to it, that makes it more nutritious. Dried figs are very rich in fiber, copper, manganese, potassium and calcium and is a great natural laxative. There are more reasons to eat this dessert than to not eat. Enjoy it this summer!