Oh my goodness. Just look at them! Food transparency is one thing, but how gorgeous are the whole slices of rich fig popping out of smooth and creamy-white popsicles!? We really, really love figs. They only come around for a brief moment of beauty in the year and then disappear, so we try to make the most of them while we've got them. This may just be our best idea yet . . .
Difficulty: / 5
Step 1 - Slice fresh figs into ¼ inch thick slices.
Step 2 - Carefully cut vanilla bean lengthwise, and place in a small saucepan with sugar, vinegar, and water. Bring to a simmer and allow the vanilla bean to infuse the syrup. The seeds will naturally come out of the bean to give it a beautiful speckled look.
Step 3 - Remove the vanilla bean from the simple syrup.
Step 4 - In a small bowl whisk together yogurt and vanilla-infused simple syrup.
Step 5 - Place fig slices into popsicle molds.
Step 6 - Pour in yogurt mixture, gently tapping to ensure any air bubbles come out and the yogurt mixes around the figs completely.
Step 7 - Insert popsicle sticks and freeze pops for 6 hours, or until completely frozen overnight. Gently run molds under warm water to loosen pops and enjoy.