Monday, 28 December 2009

Coconut Ice

I love making Coconut Ice at home, not only is it easy and quick to make, but it tastes pretty good too!


405g can carnation light condensed milk ( 'light' that s going to help!!)
300g desiccated coconut
300g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 drops scarlet food colouring


Line a 24cm square tin with baking paper( If like moi you dont have that size tin, measure out a  24cm x 24cm square onto baking paper and spread out within the markings ). 
Mix together the condensed milk with the coconut, icing sugar and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
Spoon half of the mixture into the base of the tin and spread it out evenly with the back of a spoon or spatular.
Add the food colouring to the remaining mixture and mix until evenly coloured.
Spread over the top of the bottom layer until smooth.
Leave overnight, or at least  four to five hours in a cool place.
Da Dah......homemade Coconut Ice for you and your loved ones!

If you don't want to stop there, you can make pretty homes for your Coconut Ice and give them away as gifts .

I bought some paper doilies to decoate the top of the jar,along with some pink ribbon and a handmade label using 'paperchase' stickers.

This jar idea was from 'Lucykatecrafts'. I thought that I would change the idea slightly rather than be lazy and just copy someone else's hard work. I made two and they have gone to very good homes (Ma and Ma in law), so it was all worth while! You can follow the tutorial on Lucykate's blog.

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year to you!!!! Hope you had a great Christmas and a fab start to the New Year! Oh wow, I LOVE this post! What gorgeous pictures and you have REALLY inspired me to make some so thank you thank you thank you, for the recipe!!!! One of my New Years resolutions is to be a bit healthier but I just cannot cut back on some things! he he! Have a lovely week! hugs Vanessa xxx