When we were in Santorini, I tried fig-ricotta ice cream at a local restaurant and I couldn’t believe what I had been missing all these years. Creamy vanilla ice cream with hints of fig and an underlying taste of ricotta. It was a beautiful and delicious blend of something unexpected.
So in honor of that memorable trip, I chose a fig-ricotta milkshake made with 4 simple ingredients and a quick run through the blender. If you have a Trader Joes near you, this recipe will be even easier.
If you don’t, you can find fig butter in more upscale grocery stores or specialty shops. I even found some recently at TJ Maxx. I highly recommend buying Trader Joe’s ricotta as well. Many ricotta cheeses out there have no flavor but I find that TJ’s brand does a great job of having a creamy and classic ricotta taste that’s perfect for desserts and savory dishes.
A delicious milkshake made with fig butter and ricotta
- 4 T fig butter
- 8 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 6 T high quality ricotta
- 4 T heavy whipping cream
Blend all ingredients together and serve!
*Trader Joes offers high quality fig butter and ricotta