Coconut ice squares

Coconut ice squares

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Approx 30 pieces

This recipe was re-tested and updated on 05 April 2011. It now uses 250g of sweetened condensed milk and works beautifully.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per square

kcalories
739
protein
1g
carbs
10g
fat
4g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
9g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 250g sweetened condensed milk
  • 250g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 200g dessicated coconut
  • pink edible food colouring, optional

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Method

  1. Using a wooden spoon, mix together the condensed milk and icing sugar in a large bowl. It will get very stiff. Work the coconut into the mix until it’s well combined – use your hands, if you like.
  2. Split the mix into two and knead a very small amount of food colouring into one half. Dust a board with icing sugar, then shape each half into a smooth rectangle and place one on top of the other. Roll with a rolling pin, re-shaping with your hands every couple of rolls, until you have a rectangle of two-tone coconut ice about 3cm thick.
  3. Transfer to a plate or board and leave uncovered for at least 3 hrs or ideally overnight to set. Cut into squares with a sharp knife and pack into bags or boxes. These will keep for up to a month at least, if stored in an airtight container.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2005

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alexandralogan's picture
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Fab recipe - made this with our local Girl Guides, and got them to roll the mixture into balls instead of rolling out (so they could each take some home that evening).

lizleicester's picture

Well, this looks the part but as I have to have a dairy free diet, I haven't been able to nibble it as I went.... At least it means there is the full amount to distribute to friends in pretty bags for little prezzies!

mjenx's picture
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I have been making this for the last year. I split the mix into 2 and make white individual squares and colour the 2nd batch pink or light green (sounds awful but looks good) so you have 2 different individual coloured squares. Looks just as good bagged up as a present.

littlealpaca's picture
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Added roughly 50% extra of everything so that i used up the whole tin of milk and it was fab.
400g condensed milk, 400g icing sugar and 300g coconut.
Easy to make with a very helpful 3 year old.
TIPS.............
I stuck it in the fridge overnight before cutting.

Also I split the ingredients at the start and added the colouring to the con milk so that it gave a more even pink colour.

lesnavich's picture

What a great tip - never know what to do with my leftover condensed milk, and the coconut ice was so popular it is worth making more.

nibbleandcrunch's picture
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This little treat was great ,we tried one it was yum , we are going to bring the rest to our cousins lets hope everybody loves them!

skyesweetman's picture

i made it following the recipe and it turned out perfect no problems at all it tastes really good too

buzzybee's picture

I am making this recipe out of 101 delicious gifts, which still shows 50g of condensed milk instead of the new version 250g, so when the book gets reprinted you need to edit this recipe or add a note some how! But the 250g version works a treat. cheers buzzybee.

janicechegwidden's picture
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This recipe worked really well :)

twigs51's picture

Today for the fisrt time in my life I made Coconut Ice using your recipe. I must say I had no problems with it whatsoever and the finished sample worked well and tastes delicious. Thank you I will use it again.

pinkprincess1986's picture
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Recipe was really easy to follow, sticking the two colours together was a bit fiddly though as they kind of blended into each other too much! But once cut you can tell them apart. Taste very yummy too!

jellycatblue's picture
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I used 200g of coconut, 200g of sweetened condensed milk and 250g of icing sugar and it was perfect, it was moist enough to stick together and tastes amazing :-) will make this again for sure.

sampancheri's picture

We've just made this with the new measurement of 250g condensed milk and so far it looks and tastes brilliant. Can't wait for it to set so we can have a proper nibble!

diddydave's picture

Hi I made this recipe and my family loved it. But the second time round I made it a little different. I used 340g icing sugar, 340g dessicated coconut 400g condensed milk. I made one batch plain white and a second batch by weighing out the cond. milk and mixing in the colouring first. When finished I pressed out the two mixes to about the same size making sure the top of each mix did not come into contact with any icing sugar, flipped one on top of the other and rolled out to size ready for cutting. This may look really long winded but the finished result means lots more "diet freindly"? coconut squares.

cynthiahull's picture
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Hi I made this recipe this morning with my son using the same ingredients advised.It turned out perfect was really easy to put together & it taste great.It was our first time making coconut ice,we are now planning to make these delights for the school fete coming up on the 9th July.

iruz88's picture
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This is kind of an ''okay'' recipe. But I also had the problem of sticking the two parts together. But I made it into two colors and served separately... After that it was good... :)

babybump's picture

have just tried this recipie i have put it in the fridge hope it turns out ok if not will try th eother method :)

crazii_c's picture
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after reading the other comments i was concerned about the amount of liquid to use. i just went by eye and it turned out well.

alice4taz's picture
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what i did after reading review was to use full tin of condensed milk 340g icing sugar mixed those together then added 340g of dessicated coconut yummy it made 64 sweeties

espana6742's picture

Rubbish. Rubbish Rubbish. This recipe has been flagged as having the wrong proportions for at least three years!! Why hasn't it been corrected? I've purchased all the ingredients - how about a refund? I'm trying to make this and found the recipe contains a massive error, I've reverted to the website and found on the comments page that it isn't my mistake -the recipe just doesn't work. Well done BBC

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