Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TWD: Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie


This week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe falls squarely in the "wouldn't-have-picked-this-one-on-my-own" category. Thankfully, Spike of spike.bakes would have, and in fact did, select the Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie.


I think I'll whip up a lifetime supply of these little coconut-shortbread crusts because I don't ever want to eat ice cream without one again. This crust was seriously awesome!


I guess you can tell that I didn't follow the recipe exactly. The filling was supposed to be chocolate ice cream blended with ripe banana (with sliced bananas on the bottom... you can kind of see mine, I think?), but I wasn't feeling the chocolate/banana ice cream combo for some reason. I decided to forgo that in favor of homemade cinnamon ice cream.


(Thank you David Lebovitz and your lovely book, The Perfect Scoop, for the fantastic ice cream recipe.)

And thank you Spike for choosing this recipe. You'll find the recipe on Spike's blog or in Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours".

I thoroughly enjoyed this and I'm glad I cut the recipe down to 1/4 batch and made it in two mini pie plates. I've already got enough junk in my trunk, thank you very much!

13 comments:

Clivia said...

Cinnamon ice cream sounds like a great combo with the coconut! We loved this crust too.

Heather said...

Great idea to use cinnamon ice cream. That sounds lovely. The crust was edible all on it's own!

cindy said...

I like the cinnamon idea and the mini pies. I agree about the crust, it was delish!

Flourchild said...

Ha ha junk in the trunk..love that saying! I love your minis and I love the choice of ice cream you used. I would have enjoyed that much more then the chocolate ice cream!

natalia said...

Ciao ! Your idea of premade ice cream coconut cups is great !

Judy said...

Cinnamon ice cream sounds like a perfect choice. I'll have to try that recipe. Your pie looks lovely! I totally agree about the crust.

spike. said...

I love that recipe for cinnamon ice cream, sounds perfect with this. I wouldn't mind having a life time supply of the crust either!

Marthe said...

Pretty!!! I skipped this one, was away all weekend and last week was way too hectic to fit in this pie...

Peggy the Baker said...

I love the idea of little tart crusts. I think I want to make up a bunch to have on hand, too!

Kayte said...

Wow, you went all out, and the end really shows that...looks terrific. Love process photos.

margot said...

Your minis look wonderful! I felt the same way about the coconut crust; I'm glad I only made one mini since I would definitely more if was there. I haven't tried that flavor from "The Perfect Scoop," it sounds great.

vibi said...

Very pretty presentation Jacque! Although I'm not a fan of cinnamon, I can believe it was great in this instance... Oh! heck, what am I talking about, with this heat... any ice cream is good!

Kimberly Johnson said...

I completely agree with you on the crust! I also plan on keeping mini versions of this crust in my freezer at all times! Your mini pies look fantastic!