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I’m 6 again and I’m about to pass out from too much coconut ice.

February 9, 2011

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)

Ingredients :

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

Method :

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

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  • joface February 9, 2011 at 11:50 am

    friend i have coconut fat for you! no jokes.

  • lentie February 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    haha I also made that this weekend 🙂
    I just didn’t have any awesome pink food colour..

  • Mia Nagtegaal February 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I love the teacup on the shot! OOO you must see the lovely teacuppy things I found on the net today! There is even a teacup cupcake mold! (and a typo somewhere on my blog for you to find)

    It is on my blog if you are interested.

    http://quirkykindacool.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/teacups-teacups-everywhere/

  • kat February 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    wow that looks amazing, i dont know if i want to eat it, but i could stare at its pinky goodness all day!
    i may even have to make my own, so that i can stare at it in real life, rather than get square eyes from staring at it on your blog.

  • molly February 10, 2011 at 12:44 am

    ok first time visiting your blog and i am so glad i came across it. it is oh so cute! love the shots of the tea cup too and i think i might give these treats a go one day

    x

  • Lisa February 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Just made some with the condensed milk yumminess!! spent quite the while licking my hands like an excited kid that hadn’t ever tasted sugar. yumi yum x thanks for the recipe 😉

  • Buccos Sister March 9, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Copha is oh so bad.. but helps make such beautiful yumminess… so its ok to just ignore the badness
    🙂 You can buy it as either a liquid or as a block (looks like marg). Supermarkets should stock it. I know its pretty available here in Australia.
    Good luck 🙂

  • Natasha February 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    You can get coconut oil from some health food shops. It’s solid at room temperature.