Who Doesn’t Like Coconut Ice?

Hands off it’s mine!

Colour free coconut ice!

First layer in place!

Pink coloured coconut ice!

Top layer done!

This pink and white coconut ice is delicious and needs no baking: what colour will you make yours?

  • 397g can condensed milk
  • 350g desiccated coconut
  • 350g icing sugar
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • pink food colour
  • 23cm x 20cm x 4cm deep tin

Here’s how I made it:

Pour the condensed milk into a large bowl before adding the desiccated coconut, icing sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well with a wooden spoon, spatula or your hands as I do, a bit messy but quick and effective.

Half the mixture into a lined tin and press down flat, damp fingers work well for this task.

Line your tin with greaseproof or baking parchment, this prevents the mixture from sticking and eases the lifting of the coconut ice from the tin ready for cutting.

Add a few drops of your chosen colour to the bowl with the remaining mixture. I chose pink for this batch but it looks great in bright green too. You can use whatever you like and be creative.

Spoon the coloured mixture onto the the first layer and press down evenly smoothing the top.

Cover loosely with cling film and leave overnight in a cool place to dry out and set firm.

Lift from the tin and cut into about 40 pieces before storing in an airtight container. It will last for up to 3 weeks if kept cool. I don’t think you will need to test this out cos it won’t last that long!

I hope you like this recipe, I’ve tried a few different ones and this is undoubtedly the easiest and the best tasting yet! It makes a lovely gift that is always well received or of course you can just spoil yourself with a special treat.


Leave a comment