Coconut Ice

Saturday, 26 February 2011



Wartime Housewife posted her recipe for coconut ice the other day. I love all things coconutty and hadn't made coconut ice for ages so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Wartime Housewife recommends a sugar thermometer and so so I.

Just four ingredients are needed. Desiccated coconut, sugar, milk and pink food colouring.
I don't often use my food colouring pastes, they don't exactly fit into my 'real food' mantra, but they are fun to play with now and again.


Only thing is, you can't be sure what the colours are going to turn out like. Most of them look very dark in the pots. I thought 'rose' would fit the bill for my coconut ice.



Boil the milk and sugar until it reaches the 'soft ball' stage.


My coconut ice turned out too crumbly. I made a mistake measuring the sugar -got distracted by a thing. But, if you follow Wartime Housewife's instructions carefully I am sure you will get better results. It tasted delicious at any rate.









21 comments:

  1. I only ever make this at Christmas, but I'm not sure why having read this post! Really need to buy a sugar thermometer.

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  2. Lol I made coconut ice this week. If you like coconut you should try hardbake. The recipe is: 4oz Butter, 1cup Crushed Cornflakes, 1cup coconut, 1 cup of self raising flour, and bake 190oC for 20mins in a greased swiss roll tin. Top with melted chocolate and cut into squares. Lush!

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  3. Oh, so pretty and perfect shade of pink.
    Your food colours are so clean and professional looking! My motley collection is a disgrace, because I always seem to dribble bits of colour over everything and open them with rainbow hued fingers - they are a complete state!

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  4. I haven't made this since I was about nine - but we never had anything as fancy as a sugar thermometer! And the pink came out of an age-old bottle of cochineal. Is it still made from cochineal, I wonder or have squashed-up beetles fallen foul of food laws?

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  5. We called it "pink and white" when I was little.
    My dad used to bring it home on pay day.
    Yours looks nice and dry - just how it should be.
    My retired husband always want to me to make it but I dont want to set a precedent.............the next thing will be steamed syrup sponge.......

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  6. Sue - what are you trying to do Kill Me. I need to diet, but one look at your post today had me sliding off the wagon. Those food colour tubs, the baby pink of the finished product - and I don't even like coconut that much!

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  7. Ooooh, Coconut Ice! Haven't had that in years!!!!!!! It looks fab and I want some NOW.:)

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  8. I made coconut ice at christmas and it worked really well. No cooking involved though. I found the recipe on Good Food but the measurement for the tinned milk was out so I used nearly most of the tin which is what everyone else had to do it seems. hang on let me find the link...
    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2799/coconut-ice-squares but you need nearly all the tin of milk not 50g! Also the key is to leave it to dry out overnight as it is quite sticky at first. xx

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  9. That looks so yummy!

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  10. OK. Now I have colour envy. What a wonderful looking set.

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  11. Pati from London3:25 pm GMT

    Hello Sue, I had been busy and had missed your last 3 posts but have just caught up with them now. I'm not a coconutty-type of person but they look so pretty in pink and white that I may have to give them a go... Happy Belated anniversary! I love the pics of your february Quince try posts. Lovely! X Pati

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  12. That looks so good! I need to buy a sugar thermometer :)

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  13. Oh that looks pretty and delicious. Is it like coconutty fudge? I've never tasted it.

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  14. Mrs Quince. Where did you get those scientific and orderly looking colours? I am in a state of wanties over here at BeanTowers. Luckily I hate hate coconut so won't be making any of these gorgeous looking squares. But I do have half, sorry, quarter of a cheesecake leftover inn the fridge... Ax

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  15. Colours from here

    http://www.squires-shop.com/ibf/index.php?p=catalog&parent=94&pg=1

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  16. Blimey, what a lot of food colourings you have!

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  17. Happy belated anniversary (got distracted yesterday and didn't comment) I was just saying to my daughter the other day that I would love a little mini pet pig, not to eat, just to have as a pet.
    Love your food colorings, we have limited colors here, although I haven't been to a confectioners shop so we may have more.
    x Sandi

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  18. Oh I adore cocoanut and frozen ice-y desserts, it looks just yummy! I'm craving ice cream for some reason.

    Yum!

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  19. Hi Sue,
    What lovely photos in the last two posts. The coconut ice sweets looked so yummy, i saw the recipe too.
    Your garden does seem to be bursting forth. I think you should start your research now into one hundred and one recipes for Quinces lol!
    Love Carole from Rossendale xxx

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  20. I love all your pots in a case. I wouldn't be able to resist if I owned them. Everything would be lurid.

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  21. I have that set of food colourings! Awesome :)

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