No Bake Coconut Ice Squares

no bake coconut ice little button diariesI love coconut ice, it reminds me of my childhood and I’m not proud to say I can eat a whole block of it in one go. In fact that is exactly what I was doing when I pondered the idea of making it myself. After a bit of googling I found a recipe on BBC Good Food (click here to view) and realised that it was in fact astonishingly easy and only requires 4 ingredients. Hooray!

Ingredients:

  • 250g condensed milk
  • 250g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 200g dessicated coconut
  • pink edible food colouring, optional

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Method:

1. Using a wooden spoon, mix together the condensed milk and icing sugar in a large bowl. It will get very stiff. Work the coconut into the mix until it’s well combined – use your hands, if you like.

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2. Split the mix into two and knead a very small amount of food colouring into one half. I may have overdone it on the food colouring a little here… it does look VERY pink. A bit… artificial looking!

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3. Dust some baking parchment with icing sugar, then shape the first half into a smooth rectangle. Place the other half on top, spreading it out as you go. Re-shape with your hands until you have a rectangle of two-tone coconut ice.

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4. Transfer to the fridge for at least 3 hours or ideally overnight to set. Cut into squares with a sharp knife and pack into bags or boxes. These will keep for up to a month at least, if stored in an airtight container. I mean, they COULD keep for a month. Or they might possibly all get eaten within a couple of days.

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Tia x

 

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “No Bake Coconut Ice Squares

  1. Oh my goodness these look and sound absolutely delicious. I love anything with coconut in them. I have to try these out! Yummy! Thank you ever so much for sharing your recipe, I am a recipe queen always collecting and making my own. It’s so fun. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me and your continual linky support. #sharewithme

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