Monday, March 25, 2013

Coconut Ice

My childhood memories of this sweet coconut concoction solely stems from the Woolworths store Pin'n'Mix bar! I would fill my bag with all kinds of sweets and candies, but always left enough room for a packet or two of coconut ice squares.
This recipe for coconut ice tastes just like those shop bought squares, if not better! Whats more, this doesn't require any baking whatsoever - just combine all the ingredients together and let set in the fridge overnight.
Coconut Ice
Recipe adapted from SugarToast
3 cups icing sugar
3 cups desiccated coconut
250g sweetened condensed milk
2 tspns lemon juice
1 tspn rose water
2 drops pink gel food colouring
Line a baking tin with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix the icing sugar and coconut together. Add the condensed milk, lemon juice and rose water, mixing till really well combined. If you find the mixture too sticky, add some more desiccated coconut. If you find it too dry, add more condensed milk. Spoon half of the mixture into the baking tin, and then wetting the back of the spoon press down to spread evenly and make a smooth surface. Add the pink gel colouring to the rest of the mixture and mix well.  Spoon the pink mixture over the white layer, again using a wet spoon to smooth the surface. Cover the baking tin loosley with parchment paper and leave to set in the fridge overnight. Once set, use the parchment paper to slowly lift the coconut ice out of the tin, and cut into squares.
Store in fridge for upto one week.


  1. I am soo intrigued by this recipe! I am not familiar with coconut ice, but these little treats look so good and the recipe sounds quite easy.
    And I absolutely love your pictures...gorgeous!

    1. Thank you Regina! Glad you approve. If you are a coconut fan I am sure you will enjoy them :)


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