Coconut Ices – How to Make Coconut Ice Candy

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This classic candy confection made of white and pink Coconut Ices can’t be missed. Because this is chewy, soft and cute, one of the best sweets you will ever have.

homemade Coconut Ice
Making coconut ices is a fun and nostalgic way to make coconut ice candy that you will absolutely love.

Actually, coconut ice is prepared traditionally in Great Britain with sugar syrup, but the candy has a short shelf life using this. Using sweetened condensed milk makes for a longer time you can enjoy it. I think the word ‘ice’ has been used because of the icy appearance of the white part of the sweet? Who knows?! Does it matter?!

This coconut ice is popular here, too. It’s so simple because there’s nothing to cook or bake.

My kids are always excited when I make these treats. My girls say it looks cute. I think it’s the layers of white and pink.

no bake coconut ice

Whenever I make these sweets as a gift or as part of party favors. I would wrap them with clear cellophane. They really look cool!

Ingredients to Make Easy Coconut Ice

  • 2 ½ cups Desiccated Coconut (shredded coconut) 
  • 1 cup Condensed Milk
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 drop Pink Food Coloring – gel or liquid (or food colouring since we’re making a British dish)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or coconut essence
coconut ices

Instructions to Make the Best Coconut Ice Candy

Grease an 8-inch square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper a little bit above edges of the pan.

Sift powdered sugar and cream of tartar together into a large bowl. Stir in the condensed milk, vanilla, and, coconut. Mix until well combined.

Divide the mixture in half. Tint 1 portion of mixture pink with food coloring for the pink layer. Leave the remaining portion plain for the white layer. If you want to make white coconut ice, just leave out the pink coloring – or make it any other color you wish.

Press plain mixture over the base of prepared pan, leveling the top with the back of a spoon.

Press pink mixture over plain mixture, leveling the top with a spoon.

Cover. Chill in the fridge for 3 hours or until set.

With a sharp knife, cut coconut ice into small squares. Serve.

Coconut Ice candy

How to Store Your Homemade Coconut Ice

You may place these treats in a clean airtight container and refrigerate. Keep for up to a month. 

Enjoy!

If you are not ready to make this yet, then pin this to your favorite easy recipe Pinterest board and you can always check them back anytime.

pink and white sweets
Yield: 18 Squares of Coconut Ices

Coconut Ice Candy

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This classic candy confection made of white and pink Coconut Ices can’t be missed. Because this is chewy, soft and cute, one of the best sweets you will ever have.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups Desiccated Coconut (shedded coconut)
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Condensed Milk
  • 1 drop Pink Food Coloring - gel or liquid
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or coconut essence

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8-inch square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper a little above the edges of the pan.
  2. Sift powdered sugar and cream of tartar together into a large bowl. Add condensed milk, vanilla, and, coconut. Mix until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture in half. Tint 1 portion of mixture pink with food coloring. Leave the remaining portion plain.
  4. Press plain mixture over the base of prepared pan, leveling the top with the back of a spoon.
  5. Press pink mixture over plain mixture, leveling the top with a spoon.
  6. Cover. Chill for 3 hours or until set.
  7. Cut coconut ice into small squares. Serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g

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