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Coconut Ice - No Cook Easy Version

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“From The Complete Home Confectioner by Hilary Walden, very easy recipe producing coconuty somewhat like fudge, thick & solid yet creamy candy. The cooking time is an estimated "setting" time for the mixture once it's in the pan.”
1hr 10mins
700 grams

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 150 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 250 g icing sugar, sieved (powdered or confectioner's sugar)
  • 175 g desiccated coconut (a kind of very fine grate very dry shelf-stable coconut)
  • 2 -5 drops red food coloring or 2 -5 drops pink food coloring


  1. Using extra icing sugar, dust a square pan (pan size will determine thickness).
  2. Mix the condensed milk, icing sugar and coconut together in a large bowl until it's fully mixed and stiff.
  3. Divide in half and tint one half of the mixture pink with the food colouring.
  4. Press one mixture into the pan gently then top and press with the other mixture.
  5. Leave to set then cut into cubes or fingers with an oiled knife.
  6. To store: wrap or layer with waxed or greaseproof paper and store in an airtight container.

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