I have free periods on a Friday afternoon which means I can go home during lunch. I didn't feel like baking, so I decided to make her coconut ice instead.
See the Italian flag? Hint: Look back right.
Coconut ice is like a 2 coloured layer confection consisting of desiccated coconut, icing sugar and condense milk as it's core ingredients. I didn't want to make the traditional 2 coloured layer coconut ice, so I made a 3 layered one! Coincidentally I only had pink and green food colouring, so the Italian flag it was (only the real Italian flag is red on the side and not pink).
I reduced the sugar by half as I thought it was too sweet if I added the whole amount in. Note that condense milk contains sugar as well. Also didn't want my friends to overdose on sugar and go hypo in class and I felt that it was sweet but not over whelming sweet. Feel free to adjust to your taste buds.
adapted from quick and easy coconut ice
makes 20 x 20 cm cake tin
- 1 cup icing sugar
(originally 2 cups)
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 395 mL can condense milk
- 4 cups desiccated coconut
- few drops of food colouring (optional)
method:1. Put icing sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla essence in a mixing bowl. Add in condense milk and stir to combine. Add in the coconut and stir to form a ball.
2. Divide the mixture into 3 parts and knead in food colouring to your own liking. Knead until colour is evenly spread.
3. Line a 20 x 20 cm cake tin with baking paper and press one coloured mixture at the bottom until even. Repeat for the remaining colours.