• 12 fresh figs
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 200 gms sugar
  • 2 dl water
  • 10 cl of Saffron sauce (2 dl thin custard – 0.2 gm saffron – 5 cl fresh cream)
  • 40 gms vanilla ice cream


  1. Bring the cream to the boil.
  2. incorporate the saffron and leave to infuse until completely cold.
  3. Add the custard and set aside.
  4. Boil the water, sugar and star anise to obtain a syrup.
  5. Wash the figs and poach them for a few minutes in the syrup. Drain and cool.
  6. To assemble : In a soup plate, arrange the lower halves of three figs cut in two across the middle.
  7. Place a scoop of ice cream on each one and top with the upper half of the fig.


Serve with a ring of saffron sauce and decorate with strands of saffron.