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Coconut Ice

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes one 8”x8” pan of Fudge - 1x


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


  1. 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.
  2. Divide the mixture in half, and press half into the tin, smoothing with your fingers or an offset spatula.
  3. 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