Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Strawberry coconut ice

For a recent afternoon tea that I hosted, one of the nibbles that I made was strawberry coconut ice.  The inspiration for this was that the afternoon tea was originally going to be pink themed.  In the end, I found that too hard, but I kept some of the ideas from the pink theme for the actual menu.

The recipe for the strawberry coconut ice came from a Coles supermarket magazine (September 2014?).  It is an easy recipe using condensed milk rather than the scary boiled one, so anyone can make it.  The recipe is as follows:

 2 cups icing sugar
4 cups dessicated coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
395g can of condensed milk
60g strawberries, hulled and quartered
red food colouring

Grease and line a 21cm square pan with baking paper, allowing the paper to overhang the sides.

 Put 1 cup of icing sugar and 2 cups of coconut on a large bowl.  Stir in the vanilla and two third of the condensed milk.  Press the mixture into the prepared pan.

In another bowl, mash the strawberries until almost smooth and colour with a drop or two of red food colouring.  Add the remaining 1 cup of icing sugar and remaining condensed milk, and press into the prepared tin on top of the white mixture. 

Place the pan into the fridge overnight, and once the coconut ice is set, cut it into 36 pieces.  Enjoy!


sherry from sherryspickings said...

oooh sounds and looks yummy! i love the pink.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I always thought that coconut ice should be strawberry flavoured because of the colour. A delicious sounding recipe! :D

Johanna GGG said...

I guess that it tasted amazing - I love coconut ice but it is so so so sweet that a little fruity relief sounds delicious - and it does look great too

Chaya said...

It looks and sounds yummy.

Kari said...

This takes me back to childhood visits to my Gran :) Such a classic Australian dish!

Kayte said...

Oh, I need to make this strawberry coconut ice...it's just so pretty and who can argue with those ingredients!! Fun to think of trying to make a tea with all pink selections!