Polenta is cornmeal made of ground flint corn; the texture of the grind can vary.
In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring milk to a boil. Whisk in polenta. Reduce heat to low; whisk occasionally until creamy, about 2 minutes. Stir in butter and more milk, if desired. Serve hot with honey, mascarpone, and figs.
Quick-cooking polenta is available in most grocery stores.