Friday 23 August 2013

Ice Ice Baby .......

...... well the coconut kind of ice :)

Myself and my daughter's love to make cakes, biscuits, anything sweet really, pesky sweet tooth.  I guest posted over on emmysmummy last week when the kids and I were making chocolate cheerio cakes.

Well when we stumbled across a recipe for coconut ice bars in one of Freya's recipe books, I decided I would have a go at making them for the girls.

I decided to keep it a surprise for the kids and they definitely didn't need to know that I was going to have to "test" them first,  this has nothing to do with them being one of my all time favourite treats, no no, I have to make sure that they are good quality don't I, wouldn't want to feed my kids any old rubbish.

Well the recipe and method of making them looked fairly straight forward, so I was hoping they would work first time, the only thing I wasn't sure about was getting the colouring correct, wouldn't be traditional coconut ice without the pink and white effect.

The list of ingredients was fairly small so therefore not too expensive :

* 340g icing sugar

* 400g condensed milk

* 340g desicated coconut

* red food colouring

So off I popped round the supermarket with my shopping list in hand.

It cost me less than £6.00 for all of the ingredients and this was going to make roughly sixteen coconut ice bars, depending on how small you cut them up when they have set.

Making them was simple and quite quick to do :

* butter a tin that is roughly 20cm x 15cm

* heat the icing sugar and condensed milk in a pan over low heat until all of the sugar has dissolved

* remove from heat and stir in the coconut, this bit you have to do quickly as the mixture stiffens quite fast.

* pour half the mixture into the tin

* as the first half cools, add a few drops of red food colouring to the mixture left in the pan, mix and then pour into the tin over the first layer

* once cooled cut into bars, squares or whatever shape you want really

I was so impressed by the final outcome, not only did I manage to get the pink colouring of the top layer, it tasted exactly as I remember it, delicious, remember I did have to test them first.

Do you have any other easy recipes to share or is there anything that you would really like to bake/cook that you haven't yet?? As always I really love your comments.



  1. Do you know what? I've never had these before!
    Do they post well.....hint hint....

    No? Then I will definitely try these. Yummy

    1. lol, I'm afraid to tell you that they are all gone!! :)

  2. They look fab! Unfortunately I don't like coconut :/ I'm determined to do some more baking with my two. Infact we're just about to make biscuits this morning - but from a packet mix! Not something I would normally do but Ben was given it as a gift and he's excited about making Toy Story biscuits!

    1. ooo who could say no to anything with toy story on!!! have a fab time making them :)

  3. these sound lush!! i am loving the sound of these!

  4. This brings back memories of childhood! My kids are heathens, they hated it when I made it!


    1. aaaww shame, I need to make more, it all got eaten too quickly x

  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE coconut ice and had forgotten all about it! Grace loves coconut so we must make some of this. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  6. oh I love these. I will have to make some with my boys soon


    1. Would love to know your boys verdict when you've made them x

  7. I can't believe I have never tried these! Will definitely have to look into making them, I am a big coconut lover. Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Blog Hop
    Laura x x x

  8. Yummy! We definitely have to try these x

    1. Yes you do :) let me know what you think when you have :) x

  9. Yum, I love coconut! And they are a pink which will go down well with my daughter.


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