Homemade coconut ice is a sweet and easy-to-do gift for Valentine’s Day. This classic British confection is made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk and has a soft and chewy texture.

Homemade coconut ice is a sweet and easy-to-do treat, and great as wedding favours or gift for Valentine’s Day. This classic British confection is made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk and has a soft and chewy texture. This recipe only requires mixing and chilling the ingredients, plus we share a chocolate version. #coconutice #candy #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com

Homemade coconut ice

This recipe only requires mixing and chilling the ingredients, plus we share a chocolate version. We also created an adorable printable heart favour box for gifting. And for more sweet Valentine’s Treats check out our raspberry chocolate whoopie pies, raspberry rose truffles, or strawberry rose meltaways!

Homemade coconut ice is a sweet and easy-to-do treat, and great as wedding favours or gift for Valentine’s Day. This classic British confection is made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk and has a soft and chewy texture. This recipe only requires mixing and chilling the ingredients, plus we share a chocolate version. #coconutice #candy #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com

Chocolate Coconut Ice

To make chocolate coconut ice, mix 50 g (1/3 cup) melted dark chocolate into half of the coconut mixture and prepare the recipe as described in the previous steps. Add a little more sweetened condensed milk if the mixture seems very crumbly.

Homemade coconut ice is a sweet and easy-to-do treat, and great as wedding favours or gift for Valentine’s Day. This classic British confection is made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk and has a soft and chewy texture. This recipe only requires mixing and chilling the ingredients, plus we share a chocolate version. #coconutice #candy #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com

Neapolitan Coconut Ice

To make Neapolitan coconut ice, double the ingredients. Divide the mixture into three equal parts. Leave one part white, colour another part pink and mix melted chocolate into the last part. Layer all three parts, and then chill and cut as described above.

Homemade coconut ice is a sweet and easy-to-do treat, and great as wedding favours or gift for Valentine’s Day. This classic British confection is made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk and has a soft and chewy texture. This recipe only requires mixing and chilling the ingredients, plus we share a chocolate version. #coconutice #candy #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com

Shelf life & storage of homemade coconut ice

You can store homemade coconut ice in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month.

Homemade coconut ice is a sweet and easy-to-do treat, and great as wedding favours or gift for Valentine’s Day. This classic British confection is made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk and has a soft and chewy texture. This recipe only requires mixing and chilling the ingredients, plus we share a chocolate version. #coconutice #candy #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com

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Delicious coconut ice looks so adorable packaged in our free printable heart favour boxes for the Key to My Heart collection. #ValentinesDay #printable #giftgiving | countryhillcottage.com

The coconut Ice look adorable packaged in our free printable heart favour boxes. Click the link to download the printable and learn how to assemble the box.

Yield: 20 pieces

Coconut Ice Recipe

Homemade coconut ice is a sweet and easy-to-do treat, and great as wedding favours or gift for Valentine’s Day. This classic British confection is made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk and has a soft and chewy texture. This recipe only requires mixing and chilling the ingredients, plus we share a chocolate version. #coconutice #candy #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com

Homemade coconut ice is a sweet and easy-to-do gift for Valentine’s Day. This classic British confection is made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk and has a soft and chewy texture. Instead of tinting one layer pink, you can opt for other colors such as baby blue or light orange.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 g (2 cups) icing (confectioners’/powdered) sugar
  • 350 g (12 oz / 1 1/8 cups) the sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 250 g (2 1/2 cups) desiccated coconut
  • cooking spray, oil, or melted butter for greasing the pan
  • pink food coloring

Instructions

  1. Prepare the baking tin. Grease a 20 cm x 20 cm (8 in x 8 in) square baking tin (pan) with cooking spray or melted butter. Layer the bottom and sides of the tin (pan) with greaseproof (wax) paper. Set aside.
  2. Make the coconut mixture. Sift the icing (confectioners’/powdered) sugar into a large mixing bowl. Add the sweetened condensed milk and clear vanilla extract. Stir until the mixture looks smooth, and no lumps of icing (confectioners’/powdered) sugar are visible. Add the desiccated coconut and knead to combine. At this point, the mixture may seem stiff.
  3. Layer and chill the coconut mixture. Add half of the coconut mixture into the prepared baking tin (pan) and press firmly into an even layer with your hands. Tint the other half with a small amount of pink food coloring. Spread and press the pink mixture over the white mixture. Chill uncovered in the fridge for three hours or overnight to set.
  4. Cut the coconut ice into squares. Remove the coconut ice from the tin (pan) and cut into bitesize squares or bars.

Notes

Chocolate Coconut Ice

To make chocolate coconut ice, mix 50 g (1/3 cup) melted dark chocolate into half of the coconut mixture and prepare the recipe as described in the previous steps. Add a little more sweetened condensed milk if the mixture seems very crumbly.

Neapolitan Coconut Ice

To make Neapolitan coconut ice, double the ingredients. Divide the mixture into three equal parts. Leave one part white, color another part pink and mix melted chocolate into the last part. Layer all three parts, and then chill and cut as described above.

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