Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Coconut Ice, Round 2

Today I decided to try another recipe for Coconut Ice.  I was first drawn
 to this lovely English Sweet by the color! I love anything pink! There are
many different recipes for this candy and the first recipe I tried came
from a cute cookbook called Life is Sweet, which actually comes from
 the owners of a cute British Sweet Shop called Hope & Greenwood.
That first recipe I tried was very easy to make. You just throw everything
together and leave it out to dry before cutting into pieces. I think that many
people like this version because it's so easy, but I want to really taste the
coconut in my candy, and this easier version includes a whole can of
sweetened condensed milk, and that sort of over-powered the coconut!

Today's recipe does involve boiling your sugar mixture on the stovetop, 
but it really is not very difficult, especially if you have a good
The downside to this recipe is that it's difficult to cut after cooling. It 
tastes wonderful, and has a crumbly texture that melts in your mouth, but
 it is hard to cut into nice neat squares. The quick version, on the other hand,
 has a chewy texture and is easier to cut. (I cut my candy by pressing down 
with my pastry scraper.)
Today's recipe includes almost a full stick of butter, milk, powdered 
(icing) sugar, desiccated coconut, and coconut extract/flavoring. 
There is much more coconut flavor to it.
The desiccated coconut might be unfamiliar to some of you. It is a 
finely shredded unsweetened coconut that you can get from Amazon.com. 
You can also find it in the organic section of some grocery stores. You
 definitely don't want to go with the sweetened coconut, because this candy 
is very sweet already!

So, the choice is up to you! Do you want easy, neat and chewy or not 
as easy, not so neat but very yummy? If you would like to try today's 
recipe, just click on this link!  Have a great day!!


  1. Count me in!

    I'll take yummy over neat any time!


  2. This looks so easy, and I love pink! I am trying this for my friend's baby shower this weekend. Thank you for creating this! Such a beautiful treat!

  3. Just found your blog and love it! New Follower...


  4. Just came across your blog ~ such artistry in your baking and vintage accents. Have shared on my facebook site and will be following your blog.


  5. This recipe takes me back to my childhood!! Oh man it was on of my Favourites..... Thanks for the recipe!



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