Coconut Ice

Pale, pretty and moreish with that delicious coconut texture. Get creative and theme with different colours for your next gala offering.

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Prep Time: 1 hour Servings: Makes 36
  • 3 cups icing sugar

    ½ cup milk

    25g butter

    ¼ tsp salt

    ¾ cup fine desiccated coconut

    few drops of red food colouring

  • 1. Lightly grease a 20cm square tin.

  • 2. Put the icing sugar, milk, butter and salt into a saucepan and heat gently, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes.

  • 3. Stop stirring, bring to the boil and simmer until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage (114˚C on a sugar thermometer).

  • 4. Remove from the heat, mix in the coconut, and cool for 10 minutes.

  • 5. Pour half of the mixture into a bowl, add the food colouring and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to thicken.

  • 6. Pour into the prepared tin, and then beat the white portion until it starts to thicken and spread it over the pink mixture. Cool, then cut into squares.

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