Place the figs in a pan with the
water and simmer for about 5 minutes, add the vanilla extract and sugar and
simmer for another 8 – 10 minutes till the mixture becomes almost jam like. Add
the port and keep on the heat for a minute or so. Poor into the blender, add
the lemon juice and whizz till smooth. Pour into the ice cream machine and
churn (according to the instructions) either serve or place in the freezer till
needed. Serve with a few mint leaves.