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Coconut Ice (Plain and Mint)

Homemade Coconut Ice recipe – plain and mint favored recipe – Make this popular candy at home without all the preservatives

Homemade Coconut Ice recipe - plain and mint favored recipe - Make this popular candy at home without all the preservatives

I made Coconut Ice, once, a long time ago. Today, I decided to make it again.

It is really quick to make and not full of the preservatives found in some store-bought types.

The other thing is…. well, I have not made a Coconut anything in a while, and my craving has started up again !

I think that I mentioned before, I am a total Coconut freak. And I am sure my blog has gone through some withdrawals as well 😉 .

Homemade Coconut Ice recipe - plain and mint favored recipe - Make this popular candy at home without all the preservatives

The Coconut Ice is so easy to make. Mix, color and shape ! No cooking, no baking.

Go ahead, treat the kiddies (and yourself) to some homemade candy today.

I made some plain and mint flavored for today’s post.

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TIP:

  • In very hot weather, leave the Coconut Ice in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  • During cooler weather, outside the refrigerator will be okay.
  • Although I am not sure how long they would last out in the open for all to see !

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Coconut Ice (Plain and Mint)

Yield: 50 Servings

Coconut Ice (Plain and Mint)

Coconut Ice (Plain and Mint)

Homemade Coconut Ice recipe - plain and mint favored recipe - Make this popular candy at home without all the preservatives

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
  • 1/2 t Cream of Tartar
  • 4 cups Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 can (397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 t Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 t Peppermint Essence
  • Green Food Coloring (see note below)
  • Pink Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Sift together the Icing Sugar and Cream of Tarter – add the Coconut and mix well
  2. Add the Condensed Milk – the mixture will be very stiff (I used a plastic sandwich bag over each hand, and mixed it all up with my hands – almost as if you are kneading)
  3. Transfer 1/4 of the mixture to a separate bowl – add the Peppermint Essence and a drop or two of Green Food coloring to this and use the knead method again to mix it very well – keep aside
  4. Add the Vanilla Essence to the remaining 3/4 of the Coconut mixture – use same method to mix
  5. Transfer the same amount as in step 3 to a separate bowl and add a few drops of Pink Food Coloring to this – mix again until the color is right
  6. Spray two 20 x 20 cm dishes ( 8 x 8 inch) with cooking spray.
  7. Use half of the mixture and press into the bottom of your dish – do the same with the other half into the second dish
  8. Press the Peppermint flavored Coconut on top of one of the dishes containing a white layer – even it out
  9. Repeat step 7 with the Pink colored Coconut in the second dish
  10. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and cut into cubes or whatever shape you prefer (deep Cookie cutters works very well!)

Notes

  • Do not use too much green food coloring as the Peppermint is green as well

Nutrition Information

Yield

50

Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 6gCarbohydrates 12.2gFiber 1.3gSugar 10.1gProtein 0.7g

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Mark Bintuu

Saturday 2nd of February 2013

These are looking delicious. Patent Lawyer

Lissa

Monday 8th of October 2012

Looks light and delicious! Loved and pinned. Thank you for sharing this at MightyCrafty Mondays...

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com

Friday 5th of October 2012

Such a "cool" idea! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back today.

Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

Wednesday 3rd of October 2012

Sounds delish!

Thanks for joining Keep Calm & Link Up last week! We hope to see you again this Thursday evening! xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Jessi @ Practically Functional

Monday 1st of October 2012

Yum, sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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