Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TWD - Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie


This was an easy and delicious summer dessert. I know I'll make it again. I, in particular, loved the crust. I was happy to have a couple of spoonfuls of the ice cream and then enjoy all the leftover crust crumbs.

The crust is a blend of toasted coconut and crumbled shortbread cookies held together by melted butter and then frozen.

For the ice cream filling, I used chocolate chocolate chip because I like a little crunch. I pureed two bananas and one tablespoon of rum before adding the ice cream to the food processor. I thought the depth of flavour created was divine!

The frozen pie easily softens enough to slice after a few minutes on the counter.

I was a great way to celebrate hitting my 10% weight loss goal. When I reach my next milestone, I'll make it again.

Thanks to the awesome blogger Spike of Spike Bakes for choosing this great recipe.

29 comments:

  1. Yours looks exactly like what I pictured in my mind it should look like! I know I would have loved this too much to make a whole pie--especially the crust!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That looks great! I skipped because I can't stand coconut. Way to go on 10%! That's fabulous! I'm about 1.5 pounds away. Woo hoo!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks wonderful - my crust did not hold together that well! It was delicious, though.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats! I'm proud of you. What a perfect way to celebrate. This was one delicious dessert!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congrats on reaching your 10% weight goal! What a great way to celebrate with this fantastic ice cream pie! It looks refreshing and yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. so glad you liked it- I agree the crust was awesome! and congrats on hitting your goal!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congratulations! This does look like the perfect dessert to reward yourself with. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. You inspire us with a weight loss and a yummy pie.

    ReplyDelete
  9. COngrats on your 10%, that's amazing!

    Your pie looks yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congrats on your weight loss. Of course your pie looks fantastic.
    Mimi

    ReplyDelete
  11. awesome on meeting your goal! great presentation too. I did a twd rewind...lenox biscotti... b/c bananas/coconut are not my thing :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations on meeting your 10% goal!

    I like your choice of ice cream. I think it would be fun to have a little crunch.

    ReplyDelete
  13. looks wonderful~ and congrats on your 10% goal! that is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yours looks just like mine! A great treat to celebrate your 10% I enjoyed perusing several of your posts and seeing lots of great photos of food, family and sweet pets!

    Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
    Kindly, ldh

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congrats on the weight loss goal - such a great feeling! I thought the crust was the best part too. So buttery and coconut-y!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ciao Clivia !Congratulations on your weight loss !!! Love your slice !

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congrats on your 10%! This pie was a great way to celebrate.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Did I already say what I want for dessert? I want this for dessert.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I almost added the crust to the top as well - I LOVED this crust! Yours is such a wonderfully thick pie - mine were rather thin for some reason. But good none the less! 10% - CONGRATS!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. The crust was my favorite part, too. Too good!

    ReplyDelete
  21. LOL, losing weight (or trying) and baking TWD recipes seems to be a common theme amongst the TWD crowd. Congratulations on losing 10%! That's awesome!

    Your ice cream pie looks delish!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow, that looks like something my guys would love, love, love. I went with the non-chocolate version...I need to make your version for them.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Way to go Clivia. You are helping motivate me. And it is a good reward. Cool and delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hey Clivia. Thanks for checking up on me. I have been a little down in the dumps...trying to get back up. It is something I battle with from time to time. I appreciate your concern. I hope to be back soon.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your pie looks terrific! How awesome is that crust? I seriously want to make cookies out of it and eat it plain.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I liked the crust crumbs best too. You deserve a celebration. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congrats on your weight loss! With the weekly baking for TWD, I can't even achieve 1% of my goal. ;-) Your pie looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Congrats on your weight loss! Your pie looks wonderful! The crust was my favorite part of the pie - so good!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Congratulations on 10%! Great job!

    Wasn't this crust delicious? I've never had anything like it before.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment! I love reading them all.