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Sunday, 25 March 2018

School Holiday Project: Making Coconut Ice

In the previous blog I told you how my niece helped me to make chili preserve. When we were done, she still felt like making something in the kitchen. I thought it was time to make something that everyone could enjoy, but which wouldn't take too long to make. Coconut ice seemed to be just the thing to appeal to everyone. This is a very simple recipe to do with youngsters of any age.

You will need 500 g (2 cups) icing sugar, 400 g coconut, 1 tin condensed milk, 5 ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla, and a drop or more red food colouring.

Mix the vanilla with the condensed milk and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl, aside from the food colouring.

The mixture will eventually start coming together, although it may seem to be too dry to start with.

Divide the mixture in half.

Press one half of the mixture into a large pan or bowl.

Add red food colouring to the remaining half of the mixture.

Mix well to colour it.

Press the pink mixture onto the white ones. Refrigerate for an hour or two for it to harden.

Cut into squares with a knife or pizza cutter.

The coconut ice squares are now ready to eat. Lift it out of the bowl.

Hurry up to snap a quick photo before the rest of the family arrive to share in the decadent pleasure.

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