This recipe for spice roasted figs with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream is a cool and refreshing treat that showcases fresh figs. It’s an easy dessert that the whole family will love!

If you love figs, you’ll adore this simple yet satisfying ice cream delight. It’s elegant enough for company!

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Vanilla ice cream with roasted figs and hazelnuts in a bowl.

While I love pretty much all summer fruit, figs have got to be my favorite. I even have a fig tree in my back yard! When figs are in season, I eat them constantly to get my fill before their short season ends. And what’s better than fresh figs? How about roasted figs with ice cream!? This roasted figs dessert is an easy yet elegant treat.

Small serving bowls of vanilla ice cream, roasted figs and chopped nuts.

This recipe was created by celebrity chef Curtis Stone, along with his wife actress Lindsay Price Stone, to celebrate the 150th birthday of Breyers ice cream. They’re creating 12 recipes (one each month) featuring Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream to give people a way to celebrate special occasions with Breyers all year long.

A carton of Breyers ice cream.

How do you make roasted figs?

To make roasted figs, you’ll want to start by cutting your figs in half, then dipping the cut sides in a blend of sugar and spices. The figs are quickly broiled to caramelize the sugar and soften the fruit. Be sure not to overcook your figs so that they retain their texture!

I have been buying Breyers ice cream for many years, and the Natural Vanilla is my family’s favorite flavor. I love that Breyers uses real vanilla in this ice cream, from sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ vanilla beans. Breyers also only uses milk and cream from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones*, which is a big bonus in my book. Most important of all, the ice cream tastes amazing, it’s pure vanilla perfection, made with fresh cream, milk and sugar. When you combine Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream with roasted figs, you end up with something magical. The figs are cut in half and get a quick dip in spiced sugar before broiled to create a sweet and caramelized exterior.

A pan of sugar roasted figs.

The figs get served with the ice cream and finished off with some chopped hazelnuts. The whole family loved this dessert, even my little ones!

A girl holding a bowl of roasted figs with ice cream.

If you love figs as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to grab a carton next time you’re at the store to make this recipe. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, or to simply cool off with a sweet treat on a hot day.

Bowls of ice cream with halved figs, toasted hazelnuts and serving spoons.

5 from 7 votes

Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream

AuthorSara Welch
This recipe for spice roasted figs with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream is a cool and refreshing treat that showcases fresh figs. It's an easy dessert that the whole family will love! #Breyers150 #ad
This recipe for spice roasted figs with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream is a cool and refreshing treat that showcases fresh figs. It's an easy dessert that the whole family will love! Recipe created by Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price Stone.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
Total Time14 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 8 ripe figs halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/3 cups Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/4 cup blanched hazelnuts toasted, coarsely chopped


  • Position broiler rack 6 inches from heat source and preheat broiler. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a small bowl, mix sugar and spices. One at a time, dip figs, cut side down, in sugar mixture to coat. Then coat figs a second time with sugar mixture and arrange cut side up on baking sheet. Broil figs, watching closely, for about 4 minutes, or until sugar melts and begins to caramelize and figs soften slightly and begin to ooze their juice.
  • Divide figs among 4 bowls. Spoon 1/3 cup of Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream into each bowl and sprinkle with hazelnuts.


Calories: 205kcal

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

*Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies & sauces may not be able to make this pledge.  The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST treated cows.

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  1. 5 stars
    We had the good fortune to get some beautiful figs today and so we made this this recipe this evening and really enjoyed it. The hint of clove and ginger are very nice. It’s definitely going to become our recipe of choice whenever we can get good figs!

  2. 5 stars
    I love figs, so when I noticed this recipe on Pinterest I just had to make it. The entire family loved the flavor combo. We just can’t get enough of it.

  3. 5 stars
    This is a perfect summer dessert! I love how you prepared figs, can’t wait to try!

  4. 5 stars
    I love figs! In Greece its a traditional fruit during July and August and we have lots of trees! 😊

  5. What a lovely dessert and I love the spices with the figs! Sounds delicious 🙂