Coconut ice squares

Coconut ice squares

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


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: per square

  • kcal739
  • fat4g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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  • 250g sweetened condensed milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 250g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 200g dessicated coconut



    A large hairy, brown nut that grows on the coconut tree, found throughout the world's…

  • pink edible food colouring, optional


  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.

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21st Dec, 2011
This recipe worked really well :)
16th Dec, 2011
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.
13th Dec, 2011
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!
23rd Oct, 2011
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.
16th Oct, 2011
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!
27th Jun, 2011
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.
19th Jun, 2011
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.
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8th May, 2011
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... :)
17th Apr, 2011
have just tried this recipie i have put it in the fridge hope it turns out ok if not will try th eother method :)
5th Jan, 2011
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.


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