Coconut Ice

As Christmas approach's I always think about making another batch of coconut ice, this may be because the weather heats up at this time of year and Coconut ice can be served chilled on a hot day, or it is the smell of coconut reminds me of many summer days covered in reef oil in a beach  Either way a great simple slice to have in the recipe draw.


Coconut Ice



  • Cooking oil spray or Bakels spray
  • 2 cups pure icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tatar
  • 395g can condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 cups desiccated coconut
  • pink food colouring


  1. Spray a 20cm square tin with cooking oil or Bakels spray.
  2. Shift the icing sugar with the cream of tatar into a large bowl.
  3. Add condensed milk and vanilla essence and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the coconut and mix well.
  5. Divide into two equal amounts.  Add a small amount of pink food colour to half the mixture and mix well, adding more pink food colour if desired.
  6. Press the pink mixture evenly over the base of the tin and top with the white mixture.
  7. Place in the fridge to set, approxamilty 2 hours.
  8. Cut into small square and serve
  9. Enjoy.