Dick Taylor’s Black Figs & Madagascar Chocolate

You’ll never look at figs the same way after this. Lifelong craftsmen Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor of Dick Taylor’s bean-to-bar chocolates place a heavy focus on the roasting process, finding the perfect threshold for every single-origin crop and even blending different roasts of the same bean to enhance the finished chocolate. To transform their perfectly harmonious black fig bar into ice cream, we’ve used their deeply roasted Madagascar chocolate to make both a light chocolate base and an assertive chocolate accompaniment to slow-roasted sherried black figs. Note the beautiful line where the roasted cacao ends and the roasted figs start.