Tuesday, 25 May 2010

TWD: Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie


The recipe chosen for TWD this week is perfect for summer. It has banana blended into chocolate ice-cream, and a base that is made of shredded coconut and butter cookies. But I find that the coconut base lends a more complex (or should I say, incompatible?) flavor to the pie. In my opinion, the coconut base would pair well with vanilla ice cream, or, chocolate ice-cream and a simple biscuit base combo. Having said that, I still enjoyed having the pie, and I will definitely give the recipe a try again, using a different ice cream and fruits combo!

From my picture, you might be wondering where the pie is! Well, the recipe calls for a pie dish, but I made only 1 quarter of the recipe and so I used two small cake rings instead. The "pie" was then topped with caramalised banana slices and chopped pecans.

If you want to give the recipe a try, head over to Spike's blog!

19 Comments:

cindy said...

What a classy presentation! Looks fun. We love this yummy summer dessert.

Sweet and Savory said...

That looks great to me. I usually don't make pies because, no one eats them but you came up with a way to do it, and have it manageable.

Tia said...

those bananse look good and i don'te ven like bananas! I did a twd rewind...lenox biscotti... b/c bananas/coconut are not my thing :)

Engineer Baker said...

Gorgeous! I actually think I like your presentation better :) And I agree about the flavor incompatibilities, but it was an interesting recipe to try.

Mary said...

Gorgeous presentation...nice job.

alvarosa said...

Caramelized bananas, what a great idea! In fact I like the idea of making only a bottom better than the original!

Flourchild said...

So smart cutting down the recipe..I wish I would have! It looks wonderful!

spike. said...

the caramelized bananas look lovely!

MeetaK said...

this looks sensational. love the flavors!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

the caramelized banana slices are a nice touch! i'd imagine you could take this pie in a lot of directions, flavor-wise.

Dragana said...

What a beautiful presentation! So much prettier than a standard pie and looks delicious as well.

Clivia said...

Holy cow! That's a homerun for presentation. Now I really want to start over and make something as lovely as yours. Beautiful!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi,
Banana and coconut, I think it's a great combo with the cooling effect. Wonderful dessert!

SiHaN said...

That looks delightful! artful composition too. how i regret not having the time to do this one.

natalia said...

You made it look very very beautiful !

TeaLady said...

Oh!! Now I wish I had caramelized the naners. Bet that added a great deal of luscious flavor.

Beryl said...

Beautiful job. I need to get some cake rings.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your pie looks wonderful! I made the chocolate version but didn't like it. I made a second attempt with a mini pie shell, vanilla ice cream and caramelized bananas in rum sauce - so much better!

Hearty Bakes said...

Looks yummilicious! Very nice shot too~