Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream Pie
The unofficial start of Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready? Memorial Day is just about a week away and we can start all the summer picnics, parties and frolicking!! Cue in the no-bake recipe season. Although it is still relatively cool on my side of the world, I made this Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream Pie to start off the no-bake dessert season!! And gosh, was it good.
So what’s in this special ice cream pie?? It all starts with a crunchy almond coconut crust. YES!! You heard that right, a crust of entirely almonds and coconut blended together for a perfect crunchy starter. I baked my crust for 10 minutes but you can just freeze it for a few hours if you don’t want to turn that oven on. But just a quick 10 minutes and I can move on with the assembly.
The pie is then filled with a layer of blueberry sauce and my favorite homemade coconut ice cream recipe. You can totally use your favorite ice cream here…vanilla, butter pecan or whatever floats your boat. But we all know coconut does it for me so it completes this pie. The resulting blueberry and coconut and almond combination is one of my favorites yet. And you bet we will be seeing more of it as the berries get in season.
I actually made this ice cream pie Mother’s Day weekend so I could test it on my family coming over. They are always a willing group of taste testers for new creations and they are critical with coconut so they are always a safe bunch to try on. But after this pie, they agreed I should continue putting coconut in everything. They LOVED the pie and also think the crust is the best part. The almond crunch plus blueberry plus coconut ice cream was just a winning combo.
So jump over to the Better Homes and Gardens site for the full recipe! I hope you get to try this ice cream pie at some point this summer. I promise, it will not disappoint.
Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream Pie
- 1 ½ cups slivered almonds
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the BLUEBERRY SAUCE
- 3 cups blueberries, rinsed, and drained
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 quart homemade or purchased coconut ice cream
- ¾ cup of the Blueberry Sauce, chilled
- ½ cup creme fraiche or sour cream
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- ½ cup coconut flakes, toasted
Adapted from BHG
What a gorgeous way to welcome summer! That crust sounds phenomenal & im loving all those juicy berries too!
I am totally ready for the unofficial start of summer. I started grilling all the things a few weeks ago, so I’m waiting on the season to catch up to me. 🙂 I am LOVING this pie, Z!! Seriously, I know you adore coconut and so do I, so I LOVE when you add it to your baked goods! This pie is totally screaming my name – crunchy almond coconut crust? YEEEES. Blueberry sauce and fresh blueberries? OMG. Coconut Ice Cream? Gimme. All in one pie?! HEAVEN!! SO GOOD! Cheers, friend!
Hhahah I love that you started grilling a few weeks ago. It never hurts to get into summer way in advance!! Thanks friend!
I love blueberry and coconut (well, what don’t I love with coconut?)! This pie looks gorgeous, Z, and I love the sound of that almond coconut crust! I’ve got to try this. 🙂
Hhahah I love it. You are always on my side! 🙂
This pie is so awesome! With the coconut (that my dad loves) and the blueberries (that my mom adores,) this is sure to be a family favorite! Can’t wait to try this this summer 🙂
I hope your family loves it!
I would love to try this ! Nice blog and good pics. Thanks for sharing
Thanks for stopping by Mindy! Hope you find more recipes you would love to try.
This looks like the perfect summer dessert Zainab! I can’t believe the start to summer 2016 is just around the corner! So excited!
This is just the prettiest! I bet it tastes amazing to!
IT was amazing! Thanks Julianne.
That looks delicious! I love a no bake dessert for summer 🙂
Oh my gosh, I started drooling when I saw this pie!!! This is great for Memorial Day!
This pie looks so good! I love ice cream cakes and pies and any and all frozen desserts in the summer months 🙂
All the frozen desserts are a must for summer!
I have a new or I should say new last summer ice cream maker that I only used once. I will be using it this year and this recipe is on the list of must-make.
I love my ice cream maker! It’s the best thing over the summer.
I just got my freezer cleaned out for the sole purpose of putting in the ice cream maker. I made zero recipes last summer and I have a very long list to tackle this year. Love this pie!
Oh I need to clean my freezer too for all the ice cream that will be coming. That was me last summer with Elliott being new, it was quiet in the kitchen.