Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice candy is so cool..not literally cool, it’s not actually ice. It’s a chewy little morsel of sweet goodness.

It was quite popular at my sisters beautiful baby shower that I threw for her. in case you missed the awesomeness, you can view it here.

One word of advice…DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT use regular sweetened flake coconut.  It will be WAYYYYY too sweet. It is sweet enough as it is. So you must find some dried, unsweetened coconut. This is the brand I always use. Ok, you got it? NO SWEETENED coconut. Now that we have that all cleared up, go make some coconut ice.

Ohhh, and I forgot the best part, you can color it any color you little heart desires! And you can even add flavorings if you want, think..peppermint. YUM!

Coconut Ice
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
 
A sweet, no bake dessert
Ingredients
  • 3 cups + 6 tablespoons Powdered Sugar, sifted
  • 2½ cups unsweetened dried coconut(also know as desiccated coconut)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk, lowfat or non fat is fine
  • 1¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line the entire interior of an 8 x 8 pan with foil sprayed with non stick spray or non stick foil.
  2. In a large bowl combine the powdered sugar and dried coconut. Stir together.
  3. Stir in the condensed milk and vanilla.
  4. Divide the mixture into half.
  5. Place the plain white mixture into the prepared pan and press it firmly into the pan.
  6. Place your desired amount of food coloring into the remaining mixture in the bowl and mix to incorporate.
  7. Firmly press the colored mixture evenly onto the white mixture.
  8. Cover with foil or cling wrap and place into the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight until the coconut ice is firm.
  9. Cut into desired size and serve.
Notes
* If you don’t like to use food coloring, feel free to leave it out. You will just have all white coconut ice. *The mixture will be very very thick once the sweetened condensed milk is added. It is best to use a non-stick silicone spatula to handle it. *You can make this several days in advance as long as you keep it covered.

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Ah! What a cool looking coconut ice! I love it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  2. 2

    Oooo, I love this! I’m going to try this soon… thanks hun! :)

  3. 3

    oh my gosh les i love you!
    never heard of this.
    i ADORE anything with coconut.
    so trying this one!

  4. 4

    Ohhhh yum! I looks like the inside of an Almond Joy…does it taste like that? Cause if it does, I am imagining a possible swim in the pool with a chocolate friend…and an almond. MMMMM…..fabulous!

  5. 6

    I love coconut!! Count me in on this one!

  6. 8

    Hope you’re planning on sharing the creamsicle jello recipe that you made at the party, too! (hint, hint)

  7. 10

    How easy is that! I’m loving this!

  8. 11

    I just made some dairy free coconut ice cream today (posting next week) and now I have to try this–I have in my arsenal a 5 lb. bag of unsweetened coconut!

  9. 12

    This looks fabulous! I love, love, love coconut!

  10. 13

    I have never tried coconut ice, but it is so darn pretty to look at. Sounds like a wonderful summer treat.

  11. 14

    I saw something similar on the food network and I wanted to try it and it slipped my mind. I am nuts for coconuts. I love the bite size treat and that you can color it any way you want. So fun!

  12. 15

    This looks heavenly! I LOVE coconut!
    The baby shower is so beautiful!!!

  13. 16

    This looks delicious, I am a BIG coconut fan…so pretty too!

  14. 17

    I’ll take the whole tray. Thank you.

  15. 18

    I have been waiting for you to post this. It looks so cute with the two different colors.

  16. 19

    Leslie, those are adorable! And perfect for a baby shower. I’ve never seen anything like them. (I’d probably sit and eat an entire plateful.)

  17. 20

    Love these — a nice different dessert and you can’t go wrong with coconut.

  18. 21

    This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog…I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
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  19. 22

    These are so pretty! Love the condensed milk here! YUM!

  20. 23

    I love, love, love this – what a fun sweet treat

  21. 24

    WOW…very cool and yummy looking!

  22. 25

    too sweet even for me? although i have my doubts, i’m willing to take your word for it and go for the unsweetened coconut…for the first batch, anyway. :)

  23. 26

    Oooooh, yum! It’s years since I ate this! Must make some! Definitely has to be pink!