No Churn : Figs – Saffron Ice Cream (Festive Dessert)

No Churn : Figs – Saffron Ice Cream (Festive Dessert) : creamy, flavorful and delicious in every bite, this ice-cream recipe is your answer to a quick festive delight. fig-saffron-ice-creamWho doesn’t love ice-creams but the only thing that stops us from making them at home is the tedious process for that creamy bite! Seriously, who’s gonna keep churning the ice-cream mix again and again or the other option is to buy an ice-cream maker. Which I would absolutely do, but what do I do till then? That’s exactly when we ended up making this ‘No Churn : Figs – Saffron Ice Cream (Festive Dessert)’.No Churn : Figs - Saffron Ice Cream (Festive Dessert)And with the approaching festive season what better dessert that pleases the whole family, is absolutely creamy and wait for the best part – takes just 10 minutes to make and 40 minutes to freeze, now that’s what I call a festive delight! I’ve been making ice-creams at home for the last 2-3 years and yes, I would definitely want to buy an ice-cream maker (always excited to add that one more gadget) someday but till then I’m gonna enjoy this delicious delight one spoon at a time 😉  no-churn-saffron-ice-creamThis ‘No Churn : Figs – Saffron Ice Cream (Festive Dessert)’ is also the answer to many of my friends asking for a non-traditional Indian sweet a.k.a mithai (ladoos, barfi, rasgulla, jalebi, etc) but something that goes with Indian or any other festive theme. This ice-cream has all the Indian flavors going (figs, saffron, cardamom, pistachio) and is equally easy to make. Some of you might be worried if this homemade ice-cream would have any crystals or that flakey icey thing going on and the answer is absolutely not. The mixture of coconut milk (full fat) and condensed milk (known as milkmade in India) gives it a similar texture as of whipped cream which doesn’t crystalize. The result is a smooth and creamy ice-cream. What I love most about these no-churn ice-creams is the ability to customize the flavors as per your taste or think mixing all sorts of ingredients like candies / cookies / syrups / fruits / nuts / spices ….. just about bazillion things. no-churn-fig-saffron-ice-creamAs I write this post, I’m almost done devouring the last bite of this yummy deliciousness and I’d be heading out to get the ingredients for another batch of this ice-cream. I’m making it for our Diwali Festivities along with few other favorite recipes (that I would share soon). Keep an eye and check back as it’s gonna be one delicious party.
Until Next Time ~ XoXo

Yields 4 people

No Churn : Figs – Saffron Ice Cream (Festive Dessert)

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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1 Can Coconut Milk - use full fat

1 Can Condense Milk - can be low fat

2 Fresh Figs - you can use dry figs too (check note)

1/2 Tsp Saffron

1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder

10 Pistachio - chopped


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut milk and condense milk.
  2. If using fresh figs, scoop the pulp and churn in food processor for a minute.
  3. Add the pureed figs mix in the coconut mixture and whisk everything for a minute.
  4. Now sprinkle some saffron strands, cardamom powder, chopped pistachio and fold everything gently.
  5. Transfer to an air-tight container and freeze for 45-50 minutes (for a soft serve) or 2 hours for an extra firm texture.
  6. Once the ice-cream is set, remove it from freezer.
  7. Scoop 1-2 dollops in a serving bowl and sprinkle with saffron and pistachio.
  8. Similarly scoop the ice-cream in each serving bowl (I'm using 6) and decorate.
  9. Serve Chilled.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Dessert

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22 Replies to "No Churn : Figs - Saffron Ice Cream (Festive Dessert)"

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    Sarah October 21, 2016 (8:56 am)

    This looks awesome. We love trying different unique ice cream flavors, and this one is right up our alley!

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    Charlotte October 21, 2016 (9:44 am)

    This looks delicious! I don’t think we have ever tried fig ice cream but with this recipe we would love to give it a go! I love that it is no churn as well because I have struggled churning before!

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    Nikki Arnold October 21, 2016 (11:33 am)

    This looks absolutely amazing and is the most creative ice cream recipe I have ever read. I now am so excited that I have a great homemade ice cream recipe to use for my holiday party this year!!! I love figs and would have never thought of this.

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      Molly Kumar November 12, 2016 (10:51 am)

      I’m so glad you liked it Nikki – Thanks.

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    Dana Vento October 21, 2016 (12:27 pm)

    This is a yummy dessert! I want to try this my hubby was love this kind of dessert. Glad you share this with us

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    Terri Steffes October 21, 2016 (1:11 pm)

    My daughter will adore this. I am adding it to my Thanksgiving list of desserts. I cannot wait to see her face!

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      Molly Kumar November 12, 2016 (10:48 am)

      Awee, that would be great Terri – Thanks so much.

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    Taylor Mobley October 21, 2016 (2:03 pm)

    I have never eaten figs or saffron but that sounds easy enough to make and it is definitely beautiful to look at!

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      Molly Kumar November 12, 2016 (10:46 am)

      You should definitely give it a try. Thanks 🙂

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    Stacey October 21, 2016 (4:09 pm)

    What an interesting combination for ice cream! I have never had figs in ice cream before but it sure sounds yummy! And I love how easy it is to make.

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      Molly Kumar November 12, 2016 (10:42 am)

      Thanks Stacey, glad you liked it.

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    Ilka October 21, 2016 (4:29 pm)

    What a wonderful combination of flavors for this ice cream recipe! Looks amazing!

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    Reesa Lewandowski October 21, 2016 (5:23 pm)

    What an exotic combination. I have never had figs! My husband and I were just talking about them and how I want to try it!

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      Molly Kumar October 22, 2016 (4:37 pm)

      You should definitely give them a try soon, it’s a delicious fruits with endless possibilities. Thanks for liking our recipe – Hugs, Molly

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    Pam October 23, 2016 (1:04 am)

    I love ice cream! This one looks so fancy in your pictures! It’d be great for a festive holiday dessert!

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    Cathy October 23, 2016 (4:31 pm)

    This is so unique!! I don’t think I have ever tried saffron ice cream before, but it definitely looks very festive!

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      Molly Kumar October 24, 2016 (2:35 am)

      Thanks Cathy. It’s a very popular and favorite ice -cream flavor in India (pretty much every restaurant would carry it). I hope you get to try it someday 🙂

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