Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie (TWD)

After reading through this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie, I wasn't sure that this would be my cup of tea. Something about food processing together bananas and ice cream didn't whet my appetite.


The crust of this pie calls for butter cookies, a generous amount of butter (1 stick!), and a boatload of coconut. Instead of butter cookies, I used these:

I scaled this recipe down considerably, making enough for one 4 inch mini pie. Here are my notes and adjustments:


- This snack package of Golden Oreos, 1/2 Tspn butter and 1/8 cup of coconut was just enough to make the crust of my mini pie.
- My ice cream concoction consisted of a scoop of Haagen Daz Chocolate Chocolate Chip, 1/2 medium banana, and 2 Tbsn dark rum (yes, I wasn't shy about this). After it takes a quick whirl in my mini food processor, the mixture is poured into the prepared crust over a layer of sliced bananas. My filling was really liquidy, so the pie needed to set in the freezer for a bit.

- After the pie set up, I topped it with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
I was so surprised by how yummy this pie tasted! Since I was a little heavy handed with the rum, this pie totally reminded me of one of those boozey ice cream cocktails. The pureed bananas infused the chocolate filling with great banana flavor without affecting the consistency of the ice cream.

Boy, did I regret scaling this recipe down. Next time, I'm making a whole pie!

Thanks to Spike of Spike Bakes for this great pick this week. Visit Spike's blog for the full recipe.

19 comments:

Clivia said...

Your little pie looks gorgeous! I wish I'd finished mine nicely but I was in such a hurry to taste it.

Nickki said...

Your mini pie looks so delicious! I love how you altered the recipe to suit your own tastes. Unfortunately I couldn't make this, but I plan to very soon :-)

cindy said...

This was a fun dessert, I like the mini idea. I left out the rum and it was delicious! I can see many tasty ice cream pies this summer!

Ingrid said...

Your photos are as usual stellar! Love all the drips. Makes even a chocolate disliker (ha-ha) like me go, Mmmmmmmm! :)
~ingrid

spike. said...

i'm in favor of a heavy hand when it comes to rum! Your mini looks great- so glad you enjoyed it!

Jennifer said...

I could dive head first into that pie! It looks simply amazing!!!!!!

Flourchild said...

WOw does this look good,love it! Im glad you liked it and altered it to fit your needs!!

Tia said...

holy - decandence!

I did a twd rewind...lenox biscotti... b/c bananas/coconut are not my thing :)

natalia said...

What a wonderful mini pie !

Engineer Baker said...

What an adorable little pie! I can see how that much rum could make it into a little tropical drink - just stick an umbrella on top of each piece :P

steph- whisk/spoon said...

aggghh---yum! that sounds and looks so good!

Kayte said...

Love the little bitty mini pie! It all looks so elegant with that drizzle!

vibi said...

What an elegantly dainty presentation! You always amaze me! Bravo!

TeaLady said...

CUTE little mini pie. Love the topping.

Great start to ice cream season.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Great looking mini pie!

jillbert said...

Your mini looks great! I wasn't too sure about this one either, but I liked it a lot.

Mary said...

This looks incredibly delicious! Wow!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

vanillasugar said...

that photo is just so food porn worthy. i just love all the textures and flavors going on....and i have the same dream as you, my own bakery joint someday.

Tracey said...

Your pie is gorgeous! I thought about making a mini but instead went with a full size pie and proceeded to eat almost the entire thing by myself so you were wise to go small :)

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