Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Coconut Ice for Christmas










Christmas is just not complete without coconut ice, is it? I used to make this all the time when I was a kid, you know in the 90's. To keep tradition alive, I've been whipping this up with my kids.

ingredients:


4 cups icing sugar, 2.5 cups desiccated coconut, 1/2 cup condensed milk, one egg white, 60g copravanilla essence, pink food colouring.
Method:
Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl, and then add the coconut and mix to combine.
Melt your copha and allow to cool slightly.
Whisk the egg white and add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Add copha and a good long drop of vanilla essence.
Mix until well combined into a firm, moist mass.  Divide the mixture in half, and colour one batch with food colouring.
Press the white mixture into the bottom of a tin lined with baking paper.  Smooth out with the back of a spoon,  gently press the pink layer over the top. 
Refrigerate until set (about 2 hours).  
Remove from tin and cut into bars or small squares.  
devour.

13 comments:

  1. ahem, neighbour's Christmas present, ahem x

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  2. Love your dress :) Suits the recipe to a tee!

    Sophie xo

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  3. Such a cute thing to do - and loving the dress…is it breast feeding friendly? (Gosh I feel like that is all I think about these days)

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  4. This sounds oh so Yummy Em! And yes, that dress is so fruity!

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  5. This is going to sound crazy, but ... I don't think I've ever eaten it! I've seen it, I've seen others eat it, but never partaken of it myself!

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  6. Coconut ice at christmas is one of my favourite things!

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  7. Love your yellow dress Em. Wish I had a waist that didn't include residual baby belly! Jealous. Only one coconut ice for me… Kylie xo

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  8. Hey friends, the dress is being work by my friend Kelly! you'll be seeing her on the blog a bit more next year!

    xo em

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  9. How have I never heard of this! Might need to try it out asap!

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  10. I've never had any luck making coconut ice - it doesn't set properly for me - will ahve to give this recipe a try!

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  11. This takes me back to school fetes in the...80s...pieces wrapped up in cellophane with curling ribbon. And lamington drives. Oh the simple life!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em