Friday, November 23, 2012

And Ice Cream Saves the Day...

I have this problem.  I have perfectly wonderful recipes...recipes that I love...that my family loves...but, I still feel the need to try something new, new, NEW!!!

So, for Thanksgiving, I tried a new tart recipe.  It was different than any recipe I'd ever tried before.  I was sure the heavens would open and angels would sing as we sliced into it.
Reality?  It was horrid.
Thankfully, I also made ice cream.  Yes, pie ice cream to be exact.  Ice cream that sent Mr. E and my dad back for seconds.  Ice cream that made me forget that failure of a tart (almost).

The lesson, my friends?  Always.Make.Ice.Cream.


Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream (that saved the day)

{hint: make sure all of your ingredients, other than sugar, are well-chilled}
2 eggs (pasteurized, if you'd like)
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk (2% or whole)
1 (15 oz.) can cream of coconut (such as this, not coconut milk)
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
3 full graham cracker sheets (some crushed fine, some in chunks)

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs 1-2 minutes.  Slowly whisk in the sugar.  Once all of the sugar has been added, whisk for 1 minute more.

Whisk in the cream, milk and cream of coconut.  Pour into an ice cream maker and process as directed.

With 2 minutes until the freezing cycle is over, add the coconut and graham crackers.

When the ice cream is finished, transfer to a freezer-safe container and press plastic wrap directly onto the ice cream.  Freeze several hours, or until hardened.  Before serving, remove from freezer and let sit on the counter for 4-5 minutes.


Coconut Cream Pie Ice cream...it'll save your day, too. 

33 comments:

  1. Oh my, I'm sorry your tart did not turn out as hoped. Glad to hear that your Dad made it to your Thanksgiving dinner though. I'm guessing that no one missed the tart one bit. This ice cream sounds heavenly. Happy Thanksgiving Bridget!

    P.S. Whenever I make your Chocolate Kahlua Tart it is a big hit...never failed me yet :)

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  2. Eeekkk! on the tart fail. And on all days, Thanksgiving! But isnt' that the way it always works.

    This ice cream looks and sounds heavenly. Coconut, coconut milk, and graham crackers - sounds delish!

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  3. gosh I am so with you on the new new new.
    that's all I want to do is create NEW!
    (hey that rhymes)

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  4. You sound just like me! I have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe that I haven't made in months in favor of other new recipes I've found...and haven't liked as well!

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  5. It was all the recipe's fault! Glad you had a yummy back up plan of ice cream.

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  6. I'm glad I wasn't alone! I made rolls that were a huge fail! I had a feeling when they didn't rise the 1st time, that I should have just stopped and made another batch. Nope, I kept pushing on with the recipe. My rolls became hockey pucks! But! I had ice cream for dessert! Homemade vanilla ice cream and cinnamon with candied pecan ice cream (along with pumpkin pie, Toll House pie, and poppy seed cake). For 6 people! Yeah, I kind of went over-board on desserts :)

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  7. I make a coconut ice cream cake and this would be so yummy in it to make my own ice cream!

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  8. I tried a new pumpkin pie recipe yesterday instead of my old standby. It wasn't bad, per se, but it wasn't as good as my other recipe and it didn't look that pretty either. My husband couldn't understand why I'd mess with a recipe on Thanksgiving of all days. I definitely should have made an ice cream back up dessert too!

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  9. Whoa Mama! Who needs a tart when you have this ice cream? Yummers! XO

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  10. Yum! This looks delicious! And it sounds like it definitely made up for the tart ;)

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  11. Oh my goodness that ice cream looks amazing!!! Yum! Sorry about your tart!

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  12. A wonderful, worthwhile lesson--I hope you guys enjoyed your Thanksgiving feast nonetheless! I'm no longer allowed to make ice cream for holidays because I have to travel (although one of these days I will totally manage to sneak on a tub of homemade ice cream packed in dry ice...or not), but I can't wait to try this in my own kitchen.

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  13. That's the reason why I'm a little bit afraid of experiments. Especially, when we speak about festive tables. The good advice here can be trying something new long before important occasions.
    I have some ideas for Christmas food here:
    freelance mommy blog

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  14. it happens to the best of us, on the worst of all days! i'm so glad you had this ice cream just in case - it sounds delicious!!!

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  15. I think we all do that. As bloggers, we never make the same thing twice..it's crazy cause' we make some awesome food!! I love coconut ice cream...I mean love so this sounds amazing to me, a must try.

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  16. I always make something I've never tried before. Sometimes it's sooo good and sometimes - not so much! But I always have a favorite fall-back, just in case. This ice cream sounds heavenly - I'm going to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  17. I love your honesty. I'm often very panicked when I make a new recipe- any recipe- if I'm the only one in charge. I made some rolls for Thanksgiving... but I bought a bag of backup rolls JUST IN CASE my other ones were a flop, lol! I love how your ice cream looks like it's sitting in snowflakes :)

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  18. This has totally happened to me before! like destroyed my dessert at a dinner party, and all I did was rely on some ice cream that I happened to have in the freezer- it's always a hit! This version looks amazing as I am obsessed with coconut!

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  19. Yay for that ice cream! It sure looks like it would save the day. I made a recipe a couple weeks ago, luckily it wasn't a holiday, that I thought would just be the best thing ever, and though there was nothing truly wrong with it (i.e. it baked properly) I couldn't stand it. Sometimes recipes are strange that way.

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  20. I am always leery when I make a new dish that I haven't had before for a party or get together but sometimes I just gotta go for it, by that I mean 99% of the time. Good thinkimpng on the backup, I can't see why it wasn't slated as the main event from the beginning!

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  21. Hope ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Love all the treats you have been posting. XXOO

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  22. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I have been dropping some very unsubtle hints at my husband for an icecream maker as a birthday present in a few weeks time. I've been tempted to tear a picture of one out of a catalog and tape it to the fridge door. Maybe I'll print this post out and tape this up instead.

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  23. So sorry about your tart. I just hate it when that happens! This ice cream looks yummy enough to make up for any failure though. :)

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  24. I'm pretty sure we've all had that moment where a new recipe goes wrong. ;) Good thing you had the coconut cream pie ice cream to save the day! It sounds amazing!

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  25. Ice cream does save the day. And coconut ice cream, with graham crackers? You speak to my heart.

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  26. I'm in love...this is MY kind of ice cream

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  27. aww sorry! Been there too. So glad you had ice cream to fall back on!

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  28. Life is movement, is that a healthy diet!

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  29. Excuse me!
    This looks to die for!
    Seriously yum with coconut and graham cracker chunks!
    Making this big time!
    I can't believe that tart was horrid! Out with TARTS and IN with ICE CREAM!
    xo

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  30. This will totally make Randy swoon (and myself as well). I'd take this over a tart any day.

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  31. This ice cream recipe will definitely make you forget anything. It looks very delicious.

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  32. I made this over the weekend and it's delicious! Very rich and great coconut flavor. I really like the idea of the graham crackers but it they didn't stand out very much compared to the coconut. Not sure how I'd change that though. Thanks for posting, it's a keeper.

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