Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TWD: Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie

Mmmmm.... Ice cream pie! Perfect for these warm spring/summer days!

The pie starts with a shortbread crust and is filled with a banana/chocolate ice cream mixture. If you are thinking that my pie doesn't fit that description, you are right.

I changed a few things with this recipe in order to use what I had on hand. I was making a pie for SMS that needed pie crust so I used pie crust on this recipe as well. As much as I know I would've loved a shortbread crust, traditional pie crust won out.

I also changed the ice cream flavor. We don't usually have ice cream on hand and I didn't feel like making or buying chocolate ice cream. But, I did have the FANTASTIC Burnt Sugar Ice Cream in the freezer and I thought that would be a great substitution.

I loved the banana flavor with the ice cream and it was a delicious, cool treat. I am interested in trying it the way the recipe is written, but I think it was overall a great pie.

Thank you to Spike of Spike Bakes for not hosting this week. The recipe for Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie can be found at her blog.

16 comments:

The Mortensens said...

Burnt-sugar Ice Cream Pie sounds like a good variation.

I was surprised to find that this pie was good, but not a favorite.

Ingrid said...

LOL, When I first looked at the pic I didn't get it but inreading the post I do. I think your banana and burnt ice cream sounds way better than banana and chocolate, waaaay better!
~ingrid

cindy said...

There are so many variations to this fun recipe. I love a recipe with great possibilities. Yours looks delish!

Clivia said...

Your variation sounds delicious. I would have liked to try the burnt sugar ice cream with bananas. Nicely done!

spike. said...

love your take on the recipe! I think this recipe is perfect to play around with

Flourchild said...

Great idea to use things you have on hand, makes life alot easier! Im glad you enjoyed the ice cream cake! I loved it!

Tia said...

great presentation.
i did a rewind- lenox biscotti instead! bananas/coconut are just not my thing :)

Natalie said...

my favorite part about reading people's TWD posts is to see how they get creative with the recipe...your variation sounds great!

natalia said...

Ciao Cristine ! I think this pie was lovely with the burned sugar ice cream !!

Pamela said...

I didn't make it this week, but if I did, I would have used that Burnt Sugar ice cream, too. Caramel and bananas? How can that be bad??

Leslie said...

Burnt sugar ice cream would be so good in this one! I'm glad you were able to make use of what you had on hand...that's the best feeling!

teresa said...

oh wow! this sounds amazing, so perfect for summer!

mike said...

I think burnt sugar ice cream should be used on everything! :) LOVED that - and you pie looks wonderful! So glad you enjoyed it and it's always nice to use up leftover this and that (I have so many 'left' myself)! NIcely done!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Using the Burnt Sugar Ice Cream was brilliant! I wish I would have thought of that!

Katrina said...

Any way you sliced it, it looks great! I made ice cream sandwiches with Dorie's Coconut Butter Thins.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I can see how the burnt sugar ice cream would be SO good in this pie - good job multitasking that pie crust, too!

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