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.