Coconut Ice is a New Zealand classic - it is a n0-bake sweet, where coconut, condensed milk, powdered sugar and a little vanilla and milk are made into a fudge which is split into two colours for a two-toned treat
- One can (400g) condensed milk
- 500g sifted powdered sugar
- 390g (5 cups) unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 tsp salt
- a few drops of red or pink gel food colouring
- Grease an 8" x 8" square tin and line with a parchment paper sling. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the food colouring. Mix using a stiff spatula or your hands. Add milk a teaspoon at a time if needed to form a slightly sticky cohesive dough.
- Divide the mixture in half, and press half into the tin, smoothing with your fingers or an offset spatula.
- Add a couple of drops of food colouring to the remaining half, and knead to evenly distribute. Spread over the white mixture, pressing down and smoothing. Leave for a few hours to set in the fridge before cutting into squares with a warm knife. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Slightly Adapted from Nestle
Keywords: Coconut Ice, New Zealand, Sweets, Fudge