It’s fig season! There’s nothing quite like the sweet, chewy taste of figs. My favorite part is the middle which I think tastes kind of like jam with a bit of crunch from the seeds. Now that it’s officially fall, I’m seeing figs popping up everywhere. I was super excited to find these big Turkish figs at the grocery store the other day and right away knew they’d be the perfect topping for nice cream! I made mango dragon fruit nice cream for the base and then topped it with figs, rawnola, and coconut nectar to make this awesome, pink ice cream sundae.
For the nice cream, I just threw frozen bananas, mango, and dragon fruit with a dash of coconut water in my food processor and blended it up. It takes me max 5 minutes to make nice cream, which is why I have it every morning and whenever I’m craving a healthy treat. It’s just so easy, minimal mess, and very budget-friendly since all you need is fruit.
This dragon fruit mango fig nice cream sundae tastes just like an ice cream sundae. But it’s even better because it’s way healthier, won’t give you a sugar rush, and will leave you feeling great. It fills me up in the morning and holds me over until lunch time.
I’m starting to think my nickname should be “banana girl” or “nice cream queen” or something because I literally eat nice cream every day. I’m always craving it and don’t think I’ll ever get over it. I tend to do this: obsess over certain foods and then eat them constantly. I’m definitely going through a nice cream phase but there’s no end in sight.
If you’re wondering how I got the color to be so pink, I used a dragon fruit with red flesh in the middle instead of the white flesh that you usually see. Here in Hong Kong, they sell both kinds at the farmers’ market so I just had to ask for the red one. I got a couple of fresh ones, scooped the flesh out, and then froze it myself. I couldn’t find it back in the States but I know there’s also frozen pitaya smoothie packs out there that you can get at health food stores.
For the rawnola, you can find the recipe here. Rawnola is short for raw granola and it’s absolutely the best granola ever in my opinion. I’m so hooked on it that I keep it stocked in big jars and snack on it all the time. It’s made with only real, whole foods and no refined sugars. If you try this combo, please share with me on Instagram @asunshinemission!
- 3 bananas, frozen
- 1/2 mango, frozen
- 1/2 dragon fruit, frozen
- 2 tbsp coconut water, as needed
- 1/2 cup rawnola
- 2 Turkish figs
- Add all frozen fruit into a high-speed blender or food processor.
- Process, adding coconut water a little bit at a time until smooth and creamy.
- Scoop into a bowl.
- Top with rawnola and fresh figs.
- Dig in!