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Coconut Ice

This classic coconut ice is one of the best coconuty sweet treats around. It’s one of those sweets that just takes you right back to your childhood.

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Squares of coconut ice in white bowl

What you will need

To make this coconut ice you will need the following ingredients:

  • Pure icing sugar – This is different to soft icing sugar. Pure icing sugar will help the coconut ice set firmer.
  • Cream of tartar
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Pink food colouring
Squares of coconut ice on white backdrop

Coconut ice recipe

Squares of coconut ice in white bowl

Coconut Ice

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This classic coconut ice is one of the best coconuty sweet treats around.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pure icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 395g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • Pink food colouring

Instructions

  1. Line a slice tin with baking paper and set aside.
  2. Sift the icing sugar and cream of tartar into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk to the icing sugar and stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer half of the mixture to the lined slice tin and press down firmly with the back of a metal spoon or damp hands.
  5. Add a little pink food colouring to the bowl with the remaining coconut mixture and mix until evenly coloured.
  6. Spoon the pink mixture into the slice tin and press down firmly.
  7. Place the coconut ice in the fridge to set for 1 hour before slicing.

Notes

Store this coconut ice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g
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