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!