Coconut ice

This is my favourtie go to treat when I need a sugar high.

My friend Dee’s mum makes the best and I really want her secret recipe lol I know she is reading this.

I got this recipe off the huletts sugar website and I knew I had to try this.

I tried to make coconut ice once with cream of tartar and well that was a disaster the colours blended into each other and it refused to set even after 2 days in the fridge!!!!




  • 4 ½ x cups white sugar.
  • 1 ¼ x cups milk.
  • 3 ¾ x cups desiccated coconut.
  • A few drops of pink food colouring


  • Place sugar and milk in a pot.
  • Heat gently over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring to a rapid boil, cover with a lid and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover and allow to boil till the syrup becomes that of a soft ball stage (when a little syrup is dropped into ice water it forms a ball).
  • Remove from the heat and add the coconut.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Pour half the mixture into a greased square dish.
  • Add a few drops of pink food colouring to the remaining mixture.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Pour the pink mixture over the white mixture.
  • Pop into the fridge and allow to set till almost stiff.
  • Cut the coconut ice into squares using a knife dipped into a little oil, this prevents the coconut from sticking to the knife.
  • Pop back into the fridge and allow to set completely.

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