coconut ice
  • Servings: makes about 50 pieces
  • 6 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
  • 3 1/3 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 eggwhite
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 395g can sweetened condensed milk
  • yellow and red food colouring
  1. sift icing sugar into a bowl. add coconut and stir well to combine. combine egg white, vanilla and 2 tbs water then add to coconut mixture with condensed milk. using a spoon, stir to combine, then using your hands, rub wet ingredients into dry ingredient until mixture comes together.
  2. grease a shallow 20cm square cake tin then line base and sides with baking paper. divide mixture in 1/2. press 1/2 over base of prepared tin. smooth top.
  3. add 4 -5 drops yellow colouring and 3 - 4 drops of red colouring to remaining mixture, to obtain a pale orange colour. knead with your hands to distribute colour. press orange mixture over white in tin. smooth top. refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours or until firm
  4. turn coconut ice out and cut into 3cm squares. store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.