Coconut Ice
Author: Leslie Green- The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
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.
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2011/06/coconut-ice.html