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St Helena Coconut Ice

It only takes 4 ingredients to enjoy this sweet treat that tangos with your taste buds. Deliciously simple to make Coconut Ice is a Saint favourite, loved by children for chewy, yet soft texture and taste.

Coconut Ice recipe

How to make St Helena Coconut Ice

St Helena Coconut Ice

It only takes 4 ingredients to enjoy this sweet treat that dances across your taste buds. Deliciously simple to make Coconut Ice is a Saint favourite, loved by children for chewy, yet soft texture and taste.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Saint, Saint Helena, Saint Helena Island, St Helena, St Helena Island
Author The Saint Cooks
Cook Time 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Baking tray/pan

Ingredients

  • 450 g Granulated sugar
  • 200 ml Evaporated milk
  • 250 g Desiccated coconut
  • Pink food colouring

Instructions

  • Grease and line a baking tray/pan. Do both to make it easy to remove at the end.
  • Dissolve the sugar and evaporated milk in a medium to large saucepan by bringing it to the boil. Be sure to continuously stir the mixture so it doesn't burn and separate. Stir until the mixture begins to thicken (on average takes about 4 mins).
  • Remove from heat. Whilst still hot stir in the desiccated coconut.
  • Add half of the mixture to the baking tray/pan. Press it down with the back of a spoon so its compacted and flattened. Don't worry if it doesn't fill the whole tin, focus on flattening the mixture so its about 1-2cm thick. (Once it sets can trim the edge.)
  • Add a few drops of pink food colouring to the remaining mixture and stir it in. Be aware once it has been added the mixture will harden quickly.
  • Add this pink mixture on top of the other mixture and flatten with the back of a spoon.
  • While still warm cut into squares (between 4-5cm). Leave to completely cool down and set.
  • Once cooled remove from tray/pan. Cut along the squares again, this helps to prevent them breaking up as you separate each piece.
  • Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 weeks. ¬†Perfect for a sweet treat!

Notes

For a twist we like put our twist on the traditional recipe and add a few drops of Almond essence when we add the coconut to create a complimentary favour.
St Helena coconut ice recipe

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