Fig Ricotta Milkshake

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.

Fig Ricotta Milkshakes
Yield: 2 small milkshakes

Fig Ricotta Milkshakes

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

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



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  1. Luci's Morsels
    August 13, 2015 / 2:47 pm

    What a fun combination. I was hesitant when I first read the name, but now that I think about it – it makes perfect sense! Yum. Yum!

    • August 16, 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Yes, at first it does sound strange. But then you taste it and wow!

  2. Ashley White
    August 13, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Yo, you girls killed it again! This sounds AWESOME- I’m a huge fig fan, so sign me up.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. Alyssa Ponticello
    August 13, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Thank you for making this milkshake! I loved the fig ice cream we had in Santorini, too, but I don’t ever see fig in ice cream here in the US. Somehow it never occurred to me to make it myself. Can’t wait to try this!

    • August 16, 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Me neither. We need to change that pronto.

  4. momp
    August 13, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    This sounds delicious. I love figs and about anything to do with figs so I will make one of these soon.

    • August 16, 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Me too! Figs are amazing!

    • August 16, 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Fresh figs are the BEST. I wish they weren’t a seasonal fruit…

  5. Jackie
    August 14, 2015 / 2:48 am

    I’ve never heard of fig ice cream or fig butter, I feel like I’ve been missing out on something special! Definitely need to find some fig butter so I can try this recipe 🙂

    xo, jackie

    • August 16, 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Fig butter is a fairly new thing to me too. But now we are hooked. We eat it with a baguette and cheese too 🙂

  6. heather murray
    August 14, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Some really great photos, love what you’ve made!


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