Simple matcha nice cream recipe, delightfully sweetened solely with the natural goodness of figs
Nice cream recipes are gaining popularity for a good reason: they involve blending frozen banana with milk to create frozen treats that are not only easy to make but also taste very creamy.
These treats are often seen as a healthier option due to their short list of natural ingredients.
Although I appreciate banana nice cream, there’s one slight hitch – its strong banana taste sometimes overpowers everything else.
This is where this figs nice cream steps in!
Blending previously frozen figs results in a wonderfully fruity ice cream.
With the addition of readily available healthy ingredients, you can achieve the creamiest and most delicious nice cream imaginable!
So, if you’re looking for a refreshing treat without added sugar, this recipe is a definite winner!
What you’ll need to make fig nice cream
Just 4 ingredients
You can also switch out the figs for other fruits in this nice cream recipe.
Apples or kiwis are particularly great options that complement this recipe wonderfully.
The walnuts play a role in creating the creamy texture of the ice cream.
Depending on the blending intensity, you might end up with delightful little walnut pieces that add an extra layer of deliciousness!
I can imagine you can use other types of nuts instead, but I haven’t tried it.
Powdered skim milk
The powdered skim milk is another factor that enhances the creaminess of the nice cream.
Unfortunately, I haven’t come across a suitable alternative for this ingredient.
So, unless you have access to plant-based powdered milk, achieving a vegan version of this recipe might be challenging.
While matcha isn’t an essential ingredient for this recipe, I highly recommend including it.
The earthy and subtly elegant bitterness of matcha harmonizes perfectly with the sweetness of the figs, enhancing the fig flavor significantly.
For this recipe, I use premium-grade culinary matcha (no need for the more expensive ceremonial grade matcha).
A sturdy blender is essential for crafting this nice cream.
The more powerful the blending, the faster you can achieve the desired consistency without causing your mixture to heat up and potentially melt during the process.
This frozen fruit nice cream recipe is a creation of my mom’s, and she uses a Thermomix to blend her fruits.
How to make fig matcha nice cream
- Prepare figs
Begin by washing the figs thoroughly, then slice each one into quarters. Freeze these fig pieces for a minimum of 8 hours (you can have them in the freezer for around 3 months).
Prior to preparing the nice cream, allow the figs to thaw slightly for approximately 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Put the ingredients in the blender
Place the ingredients into the blender in the following sequence: walnuts, powdered skim milk, matcha, and figs.
Blend until smooth, which usually takes about 45 seconds in a Thermomix. Sift a little extra matcha on top as a delightful topping.
Enjoy right away!
- I personally find it absolutely fine if I still notice some small bits of fruit or walnuts in the mixture after blending.
- You could skip the matcha (but the taste is much better with matcha!).
- Feel free to make this recipe with previously frozen apples or kiwis instead of figs.
Matcha Fig Nice Cream Recipe
- 300 Gr. Figs
- 60 Gr. Walnuts
- 60 Gr. Powdered skim milk
- 1-2 tsp. Matcha Plus some more as topping
- Previously wash and freeze roughly cut figs for at least 8 hours.Before making the nice cream, slightly thaw them by leaving them at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
- Place the ingredients in the blender in this order: walnuts – powdered skim milk – matcha – figs.
- Blend until smooth.Sift some matcha on top and enjoy right away.