A rather feminine looking Fathers Day gift, but Le Marie loves coconut ice and with two little girls wanting to declare their love it’s gone a bit girly! Père has already had a sneaky taste of the girls ‘secret’ and approves. If you want to make some here’s the recipe.I filled up two large Kindle jars so we can give some to Granddad London too; so you may want to half the ingredients.
Method and Ingredients
2 x 397g can condensed milk
600g desiccated coconut
450g icing sugar
Pink or red food colouring
- You will need a 23cm x 20cm x 4cm deep cake tin. Line the tin with baking paper so it covers the base and sides.
- Pour the condensed milk into a big bowl. Add the coconut, icing sugar and mix really well.
- Spoon half of the mixture into the square cake tin, then flatten it by pressing with damp fingers.
- Add a few drops of pink or red food colouring to the mixture left in the bowl and mix evenly. Spoon the coloured mixture over the top of the white layer and use damp fingers to smooth the top.
- Loosely cover and put in a cool place to start to set. With a pizza cutter or knife cut squares into the paper (it’s easier to do at this stage before it’s completely dry) and then dry overnight. In the morning us the baking paper to lift the coconut ice from the tin and separate the pieces out. Store in an airtight tin – or a fabulous, preschooler decorated Kilner jar – and store in a cool place for up to 3 weeks.