Greek yoghurt and honey ice cream with a warm syrupy dried fig spoon sweet

Greek yoghurt and honey ice cream with a warm syrupy dried fig spoon sweet

Ellinkó pagató may yohórti kai méli me zésti sirópi apó sikó glykó

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From
Lyndey and Blair's Taste of Greece
Serves
4
Photographer
Chris Chen

Greek yoghurt and honey is eaten for breakfast by tourists or for dessert by Greeks and is something we enjoyed everywhere we went. So what a great idea to make it into ice cream with an easier version of the classic Greek spoon sweet (a sweet jam served by the spoonful).

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
500g greek-style natural yoghurt
1 cup cream
1/2 cup honey
1 small orange, grated zest and juiced

Dried fig spoon sweet

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup orange juice
1 lemon, juiced
1 cinnamon stick, broken into thirds
375g dried figs, cut into quarters

Method

  1. Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat to dissolve the sugar. Increase the heat to medium and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Cool the syrup to room temperature.
  2. Combine the yoghurt, cream, honey, orange zest and juice. Add the cooled syrup to the yoghurt mixture.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large shallow cake tin and freeze until frozen at the edges. Beat with electric beaters until smooth and creamy. Repeat the freezing and beating process twice more, then pour the mixture into a smaller, deeper cake tin (to help give you good-sized scoops of ice cream) and freeze for several hours, or until firm.
  4. While the ice cream freezes, make the dried fig spoon sweet. Place the honey, orange and lemon juice and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan and cook over a medium heat until the mixture boils. Reduce the heat to low, add the figs and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the mixture is syrupy. Stand at room temperature until you are ready to serve.
  5. Serve the warm syrup over the scoops of ice cream.
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Lyndey
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Blair
Taste
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