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Celebrate Ordinary Time with Fruit Ice Cream

Celebrate the season of Ordinary Time with fruit! The season of Ordinary Time is all about growth and flourishing and fresh fruit is a perfect symbol to use!

Where I live figs are in season. My sweet neighbors live down the street and let me pick as many figs as I want. It's my favorite time of the year! I am picking and harvesting figs as fast as I can!

I love how the seasons of the Church often coincide with our agricultural calendar. I think the ripening of figs is such a beautiful symbol for Ordinary Time. It reminds me of the story in Mark where Jesus curses a barren fig tree that should have been flourishing and full of ripe fruit.

During this season of Ordinary Time, let us grow and flourish in our faith like the fig trees that are bursting with abundance.

Fig Ice Cream (But any fruit will do!)

2 cups fruit

1/4 + 1/8 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

whole milk or a non-dairy alternative

xanthan gum (if you use a non-dairy alternative)

Use a blender for this easy recipe!

Fill the blender up to the 2-cup mark with fruit, and add your liquid to the 3-cup mark. Add 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and if you're using a non-dairy liquid, 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum. Blend until smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze. Enjoy!

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