Man oh man oh man do I love figs! It's an Italian tradition to have a fig tree in your yard. Unfortunately I do not, but fortunately my parents do! Every time the fruit gets ripe I high tail myself down to San Diego to eat some of their figs. Now, I love eating these guys plain right off the tree, but I also love them broiled. When you broil them you can serve them over salad, dessert or just about anything.
Last night I cut them up, broiled them for just a second, and served them over vanilla bean ice cream. Figs also go great with almond milk ice cream and then it becomes vegan too 🙂 This is one of my favorite summer desserts! The sweet figs, the rich ice cream…. yum! So if you need to beat the heat tonight, give these a try!