See below ingredients and instructions of the recipe
18 Vanilla wafers 1/2 ts Instant coffee
20 California dried figs 1 ts Cinnamon
-- stewed and cut up 1 ts Vanilla
1 c Evaporated milk 1 c Minced toasted walnut meats
-OR- light cream 2 c Heavy cream; whipped
1 c Water 1 qt Chocolate ice cream
1/2 c Sugar Whole figs for garnishing
Crumble vanilla wafers and cut the figs into saucepan. Add
evaporated milk or cream, sugar, and instant coffee. Place over
medium heat and stir constantly until cookies and figs are blended
with the liquid. Chill until cold. Add cinnamon and vanilla.
Meanwhile, mince walnut meats and place in moderate oven (350 F.) for
about 10 minutes or until crisp. Whip cream, reserving one-fourth
for garnishing. Place ice cream in mixing bowl, stir until somewhat
softened. Quickly add fig cookie mixture, nuts and whipped cream.
Combine thoroughly, working fast. Before ice cream melts turn it
into a mold and place in freezing compartment of refrigerator. Freeze
fast until firm. To serve, dip quickly into just-warm water, turn
out on chilled serving plate, garnish with whipped cream that has
been sweetened and flavored with vanilla. Surround with whole figs.
Serves 10 to 12.
Source: 48 Family Favorites with California Figs Reprinted with the
permission of The California Fig Advisory Board Electronic format
courtesy of Karen Mintzias