Strawberry Coconut Ice

Okay, I’ll admit it. I honestly didn’t know coconut ice was even a thing before last Thursday. Apparently it’s a thing, like a childhood thing. I totes missed that thing.

But it is super fun to make, and easy! Which is good, because at the moment my life looks a lot like this.

So this recipe used fun things like a deepish square pan, and baking paper!

And icing sugar – Sifted of course

And of course coconuts, I’m still working on a coconut pun.

Don’t tell me my hand looks fat, stop nodding your head in agreement! You know the saying, chubby hands…warm heart.

Then you mix it all up, and divide into 2, one of them gets vanillafied. And the second gets strawberried.

Clearly the whole situation got too much for my camera, as the photos I took have been lost forever, but you layer it up and throw (place) in the fridge!

Recipe adapted from Not Quite Nigella:

  • 320g/2 cups icing sugar mixture, sifted
  • 315g/3.5 cups desiccated coconut
  • 395g can condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a few drops pink colouring
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry sauce or strawberry purée
  • A few drops strawberry extract

Grease a fairly deep pan, (smaller sizes work best) and line with baking paper.

Mix the coconut, icing sugar and condensed milk together in a bowl.

Divide mixture into two bowls.

Into the first bowl add the vanilla extract and mix, this mixture is thick, really get in there, use clean hands if necessary.

Into the second bowl mix in the purée, extract and colouring, if this gets too liquid add icing sugar and coconut in small tiny doses until this mixture has the same consistency as the first.

Then layer the prepared pan with the vanilla mix first then the strawberry mix.

Put in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours. Cut with a hot knife (run metal knife under hot water) for the best looking results.

Next post is most definitely going to be Halloween(y)(ie)? Get ready to be spoooked!

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