Ice cream with dates and cognac recipe

Ice cream with dates and cognac recipe

An easy, rich dessert that would be perfect after a light dinner on a hot day. It also goes well with nutty cakes!

You can prepare the dates marinated in cognac for a long time in the refrigerator, but it's recommended that you don't leave it for more than a month because the dates will have absorbed too much liquid. If you don't have any pre-prepared, just leave them for 2-3 hours like it says in the recipe.

You can also use prunes, dried mulberries or dried figs as substitutes for the dates, but Didem says that she prefers the texture of dates.


  • 500 g vanilla ice cream
  • 100 g dates
  • 100 ml cognac
  • 17.6 oz vanilla ice cream
  • 3.5 oz dates
  • 3.5 fl oz cognac
  • 17.6 oz vanilla ice cream
  • 3.5 oz dates
  • 0.4 cup cognac


  • Cuisine: Turkish
  • Recipe Type: Dessert
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Preparation Time: 180 mins
  • Cooking Time: 0 mins
  • Serves: 4


  1. Leave the dates in the cognac, at room temperature, for 2-3 hours, to let it soak in.
  2. Let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 3-5 minutes. Take the dates out of the cognac. Remove the seeds from the dates and cut the dates into small cubes.
  3. Mix the cubed dates into the ice cream and serve.

Recipe extracted from Aegean Flavours by Didem Senol Tiryakioglu. Published by Jacqui Small

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