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 😉 .
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.
- 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 !
More Candy recipes you might like:
Coconut Ice (Plain and Mint)
- 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
- Sift together the Icing Sugar and Cream of Tarter – add the Coconut and mix well
- 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)
- 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
- Add the Vanilla Essence to the remaining 3/4 of the Coconut mixture – use same method to mix
- 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
- Spray two 20 x 20 cm dishes ( 8 x 8 inch) with cooking spray.
- Use half of the mixture and press into the bottom of your dish – do the same with the other half into the second dish
- Press the Peppermint flavored Coconut on top of one of the dishes containing a white layer – even it out
- Repeat step 7 with the Pink colored Coconut in the second dish
- Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and cut into cubes or whatever shape you prefer (deep Cookie cutters works very well!)
- Do not use too much green food coloring as the Peppermint is green as well
Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 6gCarbohydrates 12.2gFiber 1.3gSugar 10.1gProtein 0.7g