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Take a trip down memory lane with this easy version of a classic British treat. It needs no cooking and is perfect for a summer fête or home-made gift.
405g can Carnation Light Condensed Milk
300g desiccated coconut
300g icing sugar, sifted
½ tsp vanilla extract
2-3 drops scarlet food colouring
This recipe is a simplified version of the original in which sugar is boiled to a high temperature. If you are able to leave the coconut ice overnight it will dry out and give a more traditional, crumbly texture.For a simple gift idea, place some of the coconut ice in attractive airtight jars and attach a gift tag, or in squares of clear cellophane and tie with colourful ribbon.
Typical values per serving:
This recipe was first published in June 2008.