Last night I decided at 9.07pm to get up and make some coconut ice. When I was a kid I loved this stuff and now it reminds me of bake sales at school, fetes and moms. It reminds my teeth however of drills and fillings and that weird mouth wash they give you to rinse with that tastes nothing like minty freshness. Hmmm…. I think i’m going to stick with the fond memories.
Anyway I looked up a few recipes, in fact I was going to make the one out my Sweet Treat book, but I didn’t have Copha, which is a coconut butter and one of the ingredients, does anyone know where to get this amazing sounding fat from?
So I settled on this lady’s recipe. There is a lot of stirring involved but then afterwards there is a lot of smashing coconut ice in your face, so it balances itself out. It was quite easy to make and it’s fun to look at and imagine that you’re little again and the only care you have in the world is how to stash as much of it as possible away from anyone else in the house because you deserve it.
Yields : 12 (20cm x 16cm)
4 cups of White Sugar
1 cup full cream Milk
2 pinch’s fine Salt
2 cup desiccated Coconut
1 t Vanilla Essence
Few drops Red Food Colouring
1) Bring sugar, milk and salt to the boil stirring all the time. Stop stirring and allow simmering for ten minutes
2) Remove from the heat and beat in the vanilla essence and coconut. Work very quickly. Stir until a thick pouring consistency is reached
3) Pour half of your mixture into a greased tray
4) Add a small quantity of red food colouring into the coconut mixture left in your pot. Incorporate quickly
5) Pour this pink coconut mixture on top of the, relatively firm, white coconut mixture
6) Cool slightly and then cut into desired shapes
* I found another recipe that uses icing sugar and a tin of condense milk, I think i’m going to try this next time – even though this was delicious, it was quite sugary and what can beat a tin of condense milk in a recipe, other than 2 tins of condense milk? Nothing.
x x xx If you make it – enjoy x xxxx