Deliciously sweet and simple to make. These easy coconut ice bites are so addictive.
Chris and I have always loved coconut ice. Whenever we visit the coast, we always make a point of wandering around the sweet shops to find homemade fudge or coconut ice.
I honestly never realised just how easy it is to make at home though.
- 4 ingredients
- No special equipment
- No heating or baking
The method basically consists of mixing and roughly shaping. This means that the only difficult part is waiting for the uncut slab of coconut ice to dry before cutting into it.
In fact it was so easy that the kids and I managed to make this before school – as a pressie for father’s day.
Usually I would never consider an activity like this before school. Getting the kids to the school gates on time, fully dressed, brushed and with lunchbox/PE kit/school books in hand is difficult enough!
However, this was done in 15 minutes with minimal mess.
I made the white layer and Gracey made the pink layer. Lewis wasn’t keen on either colour, so decided he wanted to make blue coconut ice…..
Pink, white, blue or rainbow coloured, it’s absolutely delicious.
Easy Coconut Ice Bites Recipe:
Easy Coconut Ice
- 1 x 397g tin of condensed Milk
- 2 drops red food colouring
- 400 g Confectioner’s Sugar, plus extra for rolling
- 320 g Desiccated Coconut
- Split the condensed milk between two medium-sized bowls, and mix the red food colour into one of them.
- Add half of the confectioner’s sugar to one bowl and half to the other, and stir each bowl.
- Add in half of the desiccated coconut to one bowl and half to the other and mix each bowl again using a fork.
- The mixtures should come together into a shape-able ball at this point.
- Tip the white mixture out onto a work surface that has been sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. Use your hands to shape the mixture into a square that is about ¾" thick. You can use a rolling pin to ensure the top is flat.
- Do the same with the pink mixture – ensuring the square is the same length/width as the white one. Use a spatula to lift the pink slab and place it on top of the white slab. Squash it down very slightly so that the pink and white layers stick together, and then use a spatula to lift the whole thing onto a tray lined with baking parchment.
- Leave, uncovered to dry for 3-10 hours, and then cut into small cubes.