Coconut Ice - No Cook Easy Version

"From The Complete Home Confectioner by Hilary Walden, very easy recipe producing coconuty somewhat like fudge, thick & solid yet creamy candy. The cooking time is an estimated "setting" time for the mixture once it's in the pan."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
700 grams


  • 150 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 250 g icing sugar, sieved (powdered or confectioner's sugar)
  • 175 g desiccated coconut (a kind of very fine grate very dry shelf-stable coconut)
  • 2 -5 drops red food coloring or 2 -5 drops pink food coloring


  • Using extra icing sugar, dust a square pan (pan size will determine thickness).
  • Mix the condensed milk, icing sugar and coconut together in a large bowl until it's fully mixed and stiff.
  • Divide in half and tint one half of the mixture pink with the food colouring.
  • Press one mixture into the pan gently then top and press with the other mixture.
  • Leave to set then cut into cubes or fingers with an oiled knife.
  • To store: wrap or layer with waxed or greaseproof paper and store in an airtight container.

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  1. rachwarwick
    I've just made these. Fantastically easy. My tin was a little bigger so I made double the amount but made it in 2 batches. The pink layer is easiest to colour if you colour the condensed milk before adding it to the dry mixture - you get a more even colour.
  2. Ann B.
    I have just made my second batch of coconut ice, great recipe and yes I agree it is better colour the condensed milk first. My friends husband tasted it and loved it so much he went home with half of what I made.
  3. mezcnz
    Perfect! So simple and quick. It never lasts long!
  4. UmmBinat
    OK this is 5 stars because it is simple and easy. We did find they are extremely sweet though, but then they are candy which I didn't cut in too large squares. I made my own powdered sugar to be corn free by grinding regular white sugar in a coffee grinder. I ground my unsweetened coconut flakes as well to be finer. Not sure I would make them again because of the sweetness but they did turn out well.
  5. Funkydelia
    This was exactly the recipe I was looking for. We used to make this when I was little and wanted to make it with my son. Turns out great. Thanks Heather.



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