TWD: Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte

by Holly on August 26, 2008


I was excited when I found out this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe pick from Amy of Food, Family and Fun was the Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte… until I read that the recipe used 8 raw eggs in the ganache. I wasn’t grossed out or anything, but that seemed like a lot to take in. I’m actually not usually one that is concerned about the whole raw egg issue (being a total spoon licker myself) – but, still.

Aside from that I also had pretty much no occassion to make a whole torte to share with anyone. I haven’t missed a week yet though and didn’t want to start now. So, I am down to the wire and just finishing up making my two individual serving sized tortes. Like Steph suggested I used a couple of my mini paper wrappers to make these. I ended up making a caramel banana flavored ice cream to layer, but chose to just sandwich the ice cream between two layers of ganache – and I didn’t read the directions to refreeze the ice cream, so this melty version is what you get (ok, what I get anyway) when I don’t read the recipe before forging on.

If I ever get to make this again then I will do the three ganache layers – and not be so impatient. Either way, it still tasted really good – but then, how can ice cream ever be wrong?!


Make sure to check out the creations of the other TWDer’s (you know, the ones who read the recipe – LOL!).

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Cristine August 26, 2008 at 6:54 am

I love the minis!

Jenny August 26, 2008 at 7:37 am

Yes, minis are adorable. And melty ice cream tastes better.

steph- whisk/spoon August 26, 2008 at 8:07 am

melty is no big deal! the flavors sound great!

Engineer Baker August 26, 2008 at 11:25 am

Caramel banana ice cream sounds delicious, and I love the minis. I almost didn’t have the patience to let these re-freeze, but melty also means it’s easier to eat, right? No harm done!

ostwestwind August 26, 2008 at 11:37 am

Great minis, well done!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Maria August 26, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Melty means you just have to eat fast:) Nothing wrong with that!!

chocolatechic August 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Looks great.

I really wish I had made mine smaller.

n.o.e August 26, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Your ice cream sounds amazing!

Natashya August 26, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Great mini torte, somehow the meltier shots look tastier!
I think I have the same cutlery. Does it curl up at the end?

kim August 26, 2008 at 5:44 pm

ok i REALLY need to start making minis… they are so cute! the meltiness makes it look gooey and delicious! 🙂

TeaLady August 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm

It’s gonna melt eventually, and I kind of like it soft. Great Job. Love the minis.

Marthe August 26, 2008 at 9:41 pm

The mini’s are so cute!!!

The Food Librarian August 27, 2008 at 1:54 am

Totally cute and love the banana ice cream – that sounds perfectly yummy!

Jules Someone August 27, 2008 at 1:58 am

Very cute. And the banana ice cream sounds delish.

Prudy August 27, 2008 at 3:05 am

That’s adorable but your inside out cake is making my head spin and my heart pitter patter.

The DeL Sisters August 27, 2008 at 3:07 am

Aw those are cute! Great idea!

rainbowbrown August 27, 2008 at 4:34 am

From one spoon licker to another, your torte looks very yummy. Nice work.

Susie Homemaker August 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm

yours are so nice!! i swear, i don’t know where you find the time….

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy August 27, 2008 at 2:49 pm

That melty chocolate looks pretty darn good! And, banana caramel ice cream sounds wonderful. I’ll bet it was!

I was freaked out about the eggs too! I probably won’t make this again because of it.

Teanna August 27, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Mmmm! The caramel banana idea sounds SOO good! Your mini looks great!

Carol Peterman August 27, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Caramel banana ice cream! Yum! I too am a spoon liker with rarely a thought about the raw eggs, but somehow eight of them made me nervous. I experimented with pasteurizing them and it at least made me feel better about serving it to guests.

Heather B August 28, 2008 at 12:09 am

yuuuum! Can I have some of that ice cream? Pretty please!!!???

Jayne August 28, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Melty is a good trait in an ice cream dessert, at least in my opinion! Looks really yummy!

Jaime August 31, 2008 at 5:10 am

a little melty is ok, as long as it’s delicious 🙂

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