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Which Ice Cream with Banana Cream Pie?

I'm making a banana cream pie this weekend with a pretzel crust. I'm thinking of making some ice cream to go along with it, but I can't decide. Caramel was my first thought, or maybe brown sugar. What do you think?

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    1. What about cinnamon?
      My other thought is some very dark, not terribly sweet chocolate to cut the sweetness of the pie.

      1. Rum/rum raisin would seem to go really well with bananas.

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        1. dulce de leche or something with macadamia nuts

          1. I have nothing meaningful to add, but let me just say: when I first saw this, I thought "Ice cream with banana cream pie? WTF? Gross!" And then I saw lulubelle's suggestion for cinnamon, and ChristinaMason's suggestion for rum, and I thought, "Never mind." I would happily eat rum ice cream, cinnamon ice cream, or cinnamon/rum ice cream. :) *drools*

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            1. re: LauraGrace

              I would not consider ice cream a good match with banana cream pie, even if the flavors seem tasty. Maybe a flavored whipped cream? For me, the point of ice cream with pie is a) to add the richness of dairy where their isn't any and b) to get a contrast of warm/cold. Neither is the case with banana cream. But maybe I should try it? Or maybe there's a recipe for a frozen banana cream pie?

              1. re: Procrastibaker

                I tend to agree with you, it seems a little over-the-top. Banana cream pie ice cream though, now there's a dessert I could get behind. Thinking a rich custard banana ice cream with crumbled Nila wafers, topped off with chocolate shavings or hot fudge and whipped cream. Oh my goodness. I might have to have that (in my dreams).

                1. re: Procrastibaker

                  I agree and its an interesting point you made about ice cream with fruit pies is to add a dairy richness - I think you're right. I don't see the point in adding ice cream w/ a cream pie. But, then again, I was never a fan of banana cream pie to begin with. Now a pretzel crust w/ a chocolate peanut butter pie - that's something I could embrace!