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Coconut ice

Coconut Ice

Go back to your childhood with this fabulous coconut ice recipe. I remember having coconut ice from little general dealer shops on the Natal North Coast way back when and from Sacks corner in Parkmore. (That should give you an idea of how old I am!) It’s a really easy coconut ice recipe that your kids will be forever indebted to you for. Try it for school fetes or those other school occasions, it never fails to please and for some reason we only have it when on holiday! What is that all about?

What you need

400g desiccated coconut
500g icing sugar
1 tin condensed milk (400g)
A few drops of red food coloring

The process

Combine the coconut icing sugar in a large bowl, add the condensed milk and mix well.

Tint with a few drops of the food coloring and mix until you get the color you like.

Turn the mixture out onto a baking tray, press down and cut into squares before it gets too hard.

Leave to harden for about ½ hour.

Make another batch but don’t add the coloring and simply place over the top to get the layered effect.


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18 Responses to “Coconut Ice”

  1. […] I found another recipe that uses icing sugar and a tin of condense milk, I think i’m going to try this next time […]

  2. Elton Ackers says:

    Graham thanks a million, this recipe is truly the best, i especially like the peppermint and chocolate mixture Louise, thanks again!!

  3. Yvonne Steyn says:

    OMG. Sacks Corner. I had all but forgotten. One of the worst insults you could receive as a child was that you had not been born, but had been picked up by your parents as a bargain reject from Sacks Corner ………

  4. Lorette says:

    Hi There

    Thanks for the recipe, but I am looking for one my mother made when I was a child (100’s of years ago!!) It also contained condensed milk, but sugar and water that she dissolved on the stove. If I remember correctly it was on a pamphlet from Gold Cross. Any ideas?
    Regards
    Lorette

    • Graham says:

      Hi Lorette, I expect she dissolved the sugar in a small amount of water before mixing together with the coconut and condensed milk and can imagine the result to be very good. To try it out dissolve the icing sugar on the stove top in about 1/2 cup water (try a smaller amount and then add until you get just the right amount), then add the condensed milk and coconut. I suspect you should let it cool before you mix everything together. What you want to guard against is using too much liquid. Have a fantastic weekend G

  5. tasmyn says:

    Loved this recipe! All the others are with milk and sugar but this was by far the best batch i have made. T

    • Graham says:

      I am so thankful you commented, I have not made coconut ice for ages so guess what.. coconut ice time. Have a fantastic time G

  6. Louise Croukamp says:

    To mix it up a bit: Divide the mixute in half and to the first half add some 3 drops of green colouring and 2-3ml of peppermint essence. Mix well. To the second half add 30ml of cocoa and 2tbl spoons of milk. Mix well. Press the peppermint batch your dish and lightly press the chocolate batch on top. Leave in the fridge to set.

  7. Katherine says:

    I used to make this as a child but lost my recipe book, am going to make this with my kids. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Kelsey Warer says:

    This sounds like a great recipe! I am currently doing this for a oral at school but I need to know how many this may serve? This is very important Please Help
    Thanks Kelsey

    • Graham says:

      Hi Kelsey, It makes a whole baking tray so you can cut them into however many pieces you need. It’s a fair amount, 40 or so pieces is a decent size taste. Cheers G

  9. Hey!. I think you could also make more of it through a bigger exposure about “Coconut Ice”. Perhaps you can have some soy milk chocolates.

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