I have a confession to make. I'm not a fan of ice cream. I get bored with it after two bites. Strange, I know. I am convinced that it has to do with the texture. Ice cream that have a lot going on (i.e. cookies and cream, cookie dough, nuts), keep me interested for longer. What I enjoy most however, is ice cream with another dessert, aka à la mode. A classic example is pie.
Let's return to ice cream for a minute, or more specifically, the ice cream cone. As far as edible vessels go, it's the most efficient, iconic, portable, and delicious thing ever. It's crunchiness complements the smoothness of ice cream. But what about all the other textures in between?
I decided to create an ice cream dessert with a range of textures. Here is where the pie comes in. I've concocted three flavors: banana cream pie + chocolate ice cream, apple pie + vanilla ice cream, and pecan pie + coffee ice cream.
I almost bought a waffle cone maker, but those things are bulky and only do one thing... so I held out. The cones worked out fine in the oven.