Coconut ice

Coconut ice
  • Serves icon Makes about 40 pieces
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make, plus overnight setting and drying

Homemade coconut ice is a great recipe for children to make and to give as an edible gift at Christmas, on birthdays…


  • Butter, for greasing
  • 397g can condensed milk
  • 350g desiccated coconut
  • 350g icing sugar
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
  • Pink or red food colouring


  1. You will need a 23cm x 20cm x 4cm deep cake tin. Rub a little butter over the inside of the tin, then line the tin and 2 of the sides with baking paper.
  2. Pour the condensed milk into a big bowl. Add the coconut, icing sugar and vanilla extract and mix really well. Spoon half of the mixture into the square cake tin, then flatten it by pressing with damp fingers.
  3. Add a few drops of pink or red food colouring to the mixture left in the bowl and mix evenly. Spoon the coloured mixture over the top of the white layer and use damp fingers to smooth the top.
  4. Loosely cover and put in a cool place overnight to set and dry out. Use the baking paper to lift the coconut ice from the tin, then cut into about 40 pieces. Store in an airtight tin in a cool place for up to 3 weeks.

delicious. tips

  1. This coconut ice needs a day to set, so don’t be tempted to eat it beforehand.


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