Monday, May 17, 2010

COCONUT ICE - MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY LOOK OR GREAT GIFT




Sweet sweet coconut ice. for those of you that have a serious sweet tooth or have a friend with a very sweet tooth - this makes a lovely personal gift or great tea time treat.
so very pretty and girly - pink and white.



INGREDIENTS
1 tin of condensed milk
500grams Icing sugar (sieved)
4 to 5 cups desiccated coconut
a few drops pink/red food colouring


METHOD

Make sure the icing sugar is sifted and then add the condensed milk and then coconut - keep adding the coconut until the mixture is really firm but not crumbling apart. Squish some in the palm of your hand and see if it holds it shape - if it starts to sag or is very sticky - add more coconut.
Divide the mixture in half and press into a wax paper lined dish or baking tray.
Mix a few drops of colouring in the remaining half of mixture and work through thoroughly, then press on top of the white layer in the dish. (Do this quickly so the white layer doesn't dry out to much as then your layers can separate when cutting).
Leave to dry and then cut into squares

Enjoy

ps variations could be making the mixture green and adding peppermint essence - and for a decadent twist dip them in dark chocolate

15 comments:

  1. Never mind this before either, so must definately give it bash. Sounds quite easy!

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  2. it is sooo super easy and delicious!!! and yes it is yummy :)

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  3. YUMMM
    i want to go make these right now!!
    i love your recipes! thanks for sharing!

    xx
    www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

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  4. thanks mystery bruises :)
    i'm going to go look at your blog now .

    Betty

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  5. Yum...the only downside is that I will scoff most of it;-)

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  6. interesting recipe !
    and yesss i still take my pictures with a camera remote and a tripod :)

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  7. Oh, I love these... very sweet but addictive.
    I don't make them as I shouldn't be eating so much, and I usually buy them at Indian restaurants as it is a traditional Indian sweet.

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  8. hey wendy thanks for following my blog - sounds like a nice idea to buy these from your indian restaurants :)

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  9. Hi honey!

    humm..delicious blog! LOVE IT <3
    xoxo* by Portugal

    http://ivaniadiamond.blogspot.com

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  10. Mmm!

    the texture of your coconut ice looks wonderfully moist! Ice is one of those things that can either be icky or perfect! I think i'll try your recipe!

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  11. I love how simple this is, it looks so coconutty and delicious!

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  12. This really looks divine :D...and I feel so happy that I am living in a country where you cannot buy condensed milk :S. Dang it, I'll enjoy the picture :D and figure out the way :)

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  13. Hi! I just found your blog and this looks absolutely fabulous! I am now a new follower of your blog!

    xo

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  14. I have never tried these and boy was I delighted!!! I live in Argentina and started a home based bakery business offering American style pastries, cupcakes, brownies, cheesecakes, etc., and was looking for something new to add. I made a batch this Friday and took some to our niece´s birthday party and they were a huge hit!!! I was wondering if I could use your recipe and offer this delicious sweet to my customers. I have a fb page and am just getting started on the blog aspect, totally new for me. I hope you visit my page.
    Thanks,
    Patty

    https://www.facebook.com/PattysBakeryArgentina

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