Easy coconut ice recipe
- 3 cups icing sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 25g butter or margarine
- ½ tsp salt
- 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
- Pink food colouring
In a saucepan, combine icing sugar, milk, butter and salt. Heat on medium heat until it boils, and takes on candy-like quality. To test whether its reached ‘candy-like quality’, wait until the mixture is bubbling, take a teaspoonful and drop it into a bowl of cold water. If the mixture balls up when cool, it’s the right consistency.
Add your coconut to the saucepan and give a quick stir to combine.
Take off the heat and divide into two bowls. Allow to cool for 5 minutes; it should start to firm.
Mix one portion, either with a hand-mixer or stand mixture to ensure all ingredients are well combined and don't separate.
Press into a small greased tray (a small loaf tin works well) and put aside.
Put the other portion in your mixing bowl and add a few drops of food colouring, mix as the first portion and then press on top of the first portion.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Cut into desired portions and store in airtight container in the fridge.
- This coconut ice needs to be stored in the refrigerator.
- This is great party food or for a pink ribbon fundraiser, or a plate to take to a party or fete.
- Be very careful when testing the boiling sugar mixture – it will be extremely hot.
- Don’t let the kids help with ‘cooking’ part of this recipe, but they love to get involved when everything is cooled.
- This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.