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TWD: Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie

May 25, 2010

A crust of coconut, butter, and shortbread cookie crumbs. A filling of chocolate ice cream, banana, and rum. A few (optional) rum-soaked raisins. Banana-coconut ice cream pie.

Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie

The Tuesdays with Dorie bakers made this delicious no-bake treat this week, selected by Spike Bakes. If you haven’t been to her blog, check it out; it’s worth the trip to her blog to see what’s happening in her kitchen!

Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie

What I did:

  • I made half the recipe and used two 4.5″ springform pans.
  • I skipped the layer of banana slices and the banana garnish.
  • I mixed some rum-soaked raisins into one of the mini pies.
  • I used Edy’s low-fat chocolate ice cream.

How it went: The crust was so interesting to make. Melted butter, lots of coconut, and a small amount of shortbread cookie crumbs (I used Lorna Doone). This is no crust like I’ve ever made, but it worked and it was great! I made the ice cream filling the next day; this was quick and easy to put together.

How it tasted: The crust is awesome! The filling is really good! The rum-soaked raisins were for my serving and for this raisin fanatic, they were the crowning touch on this pie. I mixed the banana into the ice cream but skipped the layer of banana slices; it still had a nice banana flavor. My husband declared this a “fun” dessert and especially liked how the texture of the coconut crust worked with the ice cream filling. This was a hit!

Want to try this yourself? You can find it here on Spike Bakes. Or look on page 350 of Baking: From My Home to Yours.


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14 comments

  1. The raisins sound like a great addition!


  2. Rum and raisin – sounds perfect!


  3. so glad it was a hit! I was worried I pick a recipe that no one would like but it seems like most have. Yours looks great


  4. This was one excellent dessert. I love your minis, another pan I need!


  5. I love what you did and they look delicious. Minis ae always a favorite if they have good stuff in them and yours certainly did.


  6. YUM! Your pie looks scrumptious!!!!!


  7. Wow, that looks so elegant!


  8. The pie looks lovely in the springform pan. Glad it was a hit! I did a lazy version with scoops of sorbet, but seeing all these chocolate ones is making me want to try the real deal.


  9. Wow! This looks amazing and I’m very intrigued by the crust.


  10. Very elegantly done Jill! Sounds better than all the ones I’ve seen up to now! Mmmmm…


  11. Love the mini pies. They look delicious.


  12. lowfat ice cream. good call


  13. Your minis are adorable! This was a fantastic AND fun dessert!


  14. How delicious looking! I like the way you made adaptations.



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