Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Banana Coconut Icecream Pie

This week Spike of Spike.Bakes chose Dorie's Banana Coconut Icecream Pie and I have to admit, I really wasn't sure about this one! Even after reading the recipe I had no idea whether this was something I would enjoy or not. Still, I ploughed on but couldn't resist making a few changes.

My version has a plain shortbread crust (no coconut) and 2 layers of filling instead of one. I didn't want to mess up the creamy perfection of the chocolate ice-cream so I made a separate banana layer using some of my stash of frozen bananas whizzed up with a teaspoon of vanilla essence and some heavy cream. I then sprinkled some toasted shredded coconut on top.

The taste test ...

Not bad! Probably not something I would make again but banana and chocolate are always a great combination. I'm glad I didn't use any rum in the filling or coconut in the base. The flavours here were just right for us.

Thanks for an interesting pick, Spike! You can find the original recipe at Spike.Bakes under today's date.


  1. I love your variation! That banana layer makes the pie that much more appealing. Nicely done.

  2. I like how you did this one! I opted to skip the bananas, but your whipped layer sounds like the way to go.

  3. I love your cute little pies!

  4. How lovely ! Love the cut photo !

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    it is. This is definitely a must-see blog!

    Thanks for writing!

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    Ritu Mathur


  6. Beautiful pie. No chocolate here. Cannot get that taste together in a good way.

    Like the whipped cream, tho'.


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