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Chocolate Haupia Ice Cream Pie with Oreo Cookie Crust

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I’ve never been to the Alan Wong’s – Pineapple Room, but now will put it on the the ‘to try’ list next visit to the islands. A great pictorial review given at Tastyisland.net , although not an actual spectacular rating of the restaurant itself, the haupia ice cream pie looks desertalicious. Chocolate, haupia, with oreo cookies? What else could one want in such a dinner closer.

Although not exactly the match, there is a recipe from Chef Eric Arborgast posted at the Roselani site as well.

Recipe: Haupia Ice Cream Pie

Summary: Haupia Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped fine 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 gallon Roselani™ Haupia Ice Cream 3 fresh mangoes, sliced 1/2 cup mango jelly 2 Tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Method for the crust: Preheat oven to 350º. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, macadamia nuts and butter. Mix until well incorporated (Note: the mixture should be slightly moist.) Pat the mixture into the bottom of a 12” pie pan – it should be about 1/8” thick. Bake for seven minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Method for the pie: Put the ice cream into the refrigerator and temper for ten minutes. Lightly press the ice cream into the COOLED, baked crust. Smooth out the top with a spatula dipped in warm water. Place the pie in the freezer for 1/2 hour. When you remove the pie from the freezer, cover the top with mango slices. Combine the mango jelly and water and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds to make a “mango syrup.” Brush the top of the pie with the syrup. Let set in the freezer for at least two hours before serving. To remove the pie from the pan you can either carefully dip the pan into hot water for about 30 seconds or carefully heat the outside of the pan with a kitchen propane torch. Use a hot knife to cut the pie into desired servings.

Cooking time (duration): 47

Meal type: dessert

Recipe by Executive Chef Eric Arborgast
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Kihei

Haupia song by Coconut Joe?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

OK, so I’m an ignorant mainlander, but I didn’t actually know there was a song about haupia. At first, this hit was thought to be just a miscellaneous jumble of other songs stitched together to attract hits, but the song actually exists. Doesn’t show up on Pandora listings, but does show up in Apple iTunes and various other stores. So now you can kick back, enjoy your haupia desserts however you man like them and do it all to the melodic sounds of ‘Haupia’ by Coconut Joe.

I’m a little coconut in a coconut tree,
swinging with my friends
in the tropical breeze. hanging with my boys,
sometimes we dance the hula.
One day while I was swinging in that coconut tree.
Along came a wind and I fell into the sea.
It was the ocean, I was surfing them swells.
I knew I was drifting to the land of LA
Where the ripe young coconuts usually play,
But I landed on the beach, at this pink hotel,
and there were women, girls in bikinis.
itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka dot bikini

We’ll I am just a coconut,
and I couldn’t do much,
So I worked on my tan till it was time for lunch.
Then along came this girl,
she had the smell of Pikake.
She dusted me off, stuck me in her backpack
went up to her suite, in that little grass shack.
Was this Hollywood, was I in the movies?
So I sat there impatient on the twenty-fifth floor
the tourists were cooking down on the sandy shore.
but where were my fans,
where was my limo?
then I realized, this wasn’t California.
(Humu humu nuku nuku apua’a)

I’m a little coconut, I was falling far,
I guess I wasn’t going to be that rock and roll star,
Cause now I’m coconut pudding.
So when you’re at the luau eating poki and poi,
will you remember this coconut boy?
You never know when I’m might see ya,
Cause me and my sugar, we’re sweet Hau-pi-a.
Sweet, Sweet,Sweet, Haupia.

haupiacoconutjoe Haupia by Coconut Joe

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