This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers. All opinions are 100% mine.
A delicious summertime treat with caramelized figs, toasted hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream.
To help celebrate Breyers 150th birthday, I recreated this Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream by Chef Curtis Stone and his wife, Lindsay Price Stone.
Breyers® has actually partnered with Chef Curtis Stone and his wife to create 12 delicious recipes that feature Breyers® Natural Vanilla. Each recipe is inspired by every month of the year! You now have a reason to eat ice cream every month!
I have to admit, I had an interesting time trying to find the figs and hazelnuts for this recipe as they are seasonal ingredients. Figs are in season during June and August-October. I found out that the local and big chain stores only carry figs during these certain times of the year. I made this recipe in early August, so I had to get these two ingredients at a specialty grocery store.
I also had a great learning experience with this recipe. I could only find raw hazelnuts. So I learned how to blanch and toast them myself. If you need to know how to this as well, learn how here.
Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream has a great flavor due to the fact that the vanilla is real and are sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ vanilla beans. Also, they only source milk cream from cows that are not treated with artificial growth hormones.*
*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.