Nicole Cody, our newest WHOot Contributor is back to share her award-winning, blue-ribbon slice that’s the best ever Coconut Ice Recipe.
As we mentioned last time, when we introduced you to her Date Loaf Recipe, she’s a ridgy-didge card-carrying CWA Member.
We are huge fans of the Country Women’s Association and they are the backbone of the country. Everyone loves them!
Who could forget the 3 ingredient Fruit Cake that you all love so much? Coconut Ice apparently has its origins in the UK but it has been well embraced in Australia and New Zealand. It is an easy and delicious recipe that is no-bake and very easy to make.
What sets this recipe apart is that Nicole has had huge success in many an Agricultural Competition.
This has resulted in a swag of brag including 22 blue ribbons, loads of certificates and trophies and prizes galore!
Nicole is a truly amazing individual and incredibly inspiring. When she’s not tending her farm or dancing in her gumboots, she is running her very successful business.
So, without further ado, let’s check out what you will need for your own Coconut Ice Slice Recipe.
Coconut Ice Recipe Ingredients
- 500g icing sugar (4 cups of confectioners sugar)
- 250g (2.5 cups) unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup condensed milk
- one egg white
- 60g copha (1/3 cup of vegetable shortening)
- vanilla essence
- pink food coloring
Coconut Ice Recipe Instructions
Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl, and then add the coconut and gently mix through to combine.
Melt your copha and allow it to cool slightly.
Whisk the egg white just a little, and add the egg and condensed milk to your dry ingredients.
Next, add your copha and a slug of vanilla essence ( a teaspoon or so should do it).
Mix until well combined into a firm, moist mass. Divide the mixture in half, and color one batch a cheerful pink with your food coloring.
Press the white mixture into the bottom of a baking paper-lined tin. Smooth out with the back of a spoon, and then gently press the pink layer over the top.
Smooth and press in well with your spoon and then refrigerate until set (about 2 hours).
Remove from tin and cut into bars or small squares. It will only need to be refrigerated if you live in a hot climate. Or you could just eat it all!
Thanks so much to Nicole for her wonderful old fashioned favorite. It’s perfect for homemade gifts for friends too.