Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TWD - Banana Coconut Icecream Pie


This week's Tuesday with Dorie is an unusual selection by Spike of Spike Bakes - a Banana Coconut Icecream Pie.


Basically, this pie consists of a crust made of toasted coconut and biscuit crumbs, which is topped with banana slices, then filled with a mixture of icecream and pureed banana flavoured with rum and lemon juice. The whole thing is then frozen for around 4 hours before serving.





I used vanilla icecream instead of the suggested chocolate, because I had vanilla icecream already and I am not a chocolate icecream fan. I also only made a half size pie.



I was a sceptic about the crust, as there is very little butter to bind the dry ingredients together, but it works - perhaps because it is frozen for half an hour before being filled.



Not being a huge banana dessert fan, this was never going to be a winner for me. However, I took it to work, and my colleagues really enjoyed it - which was a relief!



To get the recipe, visit
Spike, and to see other versions of this pie, visit the TWD blogroll.

15 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Totally skipped this one. No coconut for me.

Flourchild said...

Im glad the folks at work enjoyed it. I loved this recipe! I made it with chocolate ice cream with choco. chunks in it!

A_and_N said...

I love the combo of banana and chocolate! I'm not a huge fan of coconut, but I may try this.

Clivia said...

I'd like to try this in vanilla. It was very popular here.

Jennifer said...

Your pie looks delicious! I'm waiting on my crust to finish up in the freezer.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've heard of banana cream pie but not banana ice cream pie. Interesting! I also don't really like chocolate ice cream or chocolate biscuits-chocolate however is a different matter altogether! :P

Sweet and Savory said...

I think people have strong feelings about coconut and banana so t his pie was fated to be loved or not loved.

I am finding, I am learning to like flavors, I avoided.

Great half pie.

Leslie said...

Mmm...bananas and vanilla ice cream would be very tasty! I'm glad your coworkers enjoyed this one.

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE pie!

Gloria said...

yummy!! I think coconut and bananas is a yummy combo! xx gloria

Kayte said...

Wasn't a real winner here either...I think it's primary appeal is that it was hot today and the ice cream tasted better because of the heat! I like bananas best just peeled and eaten au natural. In fact, I am deciding right now, that maybe that is the ONLY way I like them...LOL. Your pie looks cool and delicious.

Brenda said...

This sounds lovely! Easy to make and the combination of ingredients sounds delish! I'd love to drizzle hot chocolate sauce over it all, that would be my dream dessert hahaha! Sounds like a frozen chocolate sundae...hmmmmm

margot said...

Looks good! I'm impressed you transported an ice cream pie to work. My crust seemed like a big crumbly mess, so I was also pleasantly surprised that it set.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I was sure not to like this pie but loved it instead ! I hope your new life is coming together more than well !!

jillbert said...

I bet your coworkers were happy that you brought this in!