For 150 years Breyers has been making some of the best tasting ice cream around and I have been enjoying it for… well more than thirty of those years! What began with one man hand-cranking his very first gallon of ice cream that he sold to his neighbors has grown in to America’s #1 vanilla ice cream brand available in grocery stores nationwide. Their simple recipe of fresh cream, milk, and sugar keeps vanilla ice cream lovers coming back for more.
Breyers has long been my family’s choice for delicious, creamy vanilla ice cream. All Breyers vanilla is real and from sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ vanilla beans. Breyers only sources milk and cream from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones* so I can feel good about serving it to my family.
Breyers is celebrating its 150th birthday this year and has partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his wife, actress Lindsay Price Stone, to create 12 recipes featuring Breyers Natural Vanilla to give families a way to celebrate birthdays and special occasions with Breyers all year long. Twelve recipes means you can make something new every month of the year! What a fun way to join in the celebration!
I chose to start our celebration with their Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream. This is the one they chose for August – and is the perfect tastes to remind us that Fall is just around the corner!
Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream
2 tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. each ground cinnamon, ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
8 ripe figs, halved lengthwise
1 1/3 cups Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
1/4 cup blanched hazelnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
1. Position broiler rack 6 inches from heat source and preheat broiler. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. 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.
3. Divide figs among 4 bowls. Spoon 1/3 cup of Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream into each bowl and sprinkle with hazelnuts.
Pick up Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream from your favorite grocery store and join in the celebration of 150 years of deliciousness! Check out the Breyers website for all 12 recipes or follow Breyers on Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter to see the recipes others have shared!
*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.