Frosty Blue Coconut Ice
Yesterday, I was really in the mood to do some baking but I had one proviso: it had to take absolutely no effort. No beating of ingredients. No wielding of rolling pins. No kneading of dough. Definitely no attempting to take things in or out of the oven (I should upload a video of myself trying to kneel down at the moment. It invariably ends with me falling over, Humpty Dumpty style. And I'd prefer if that wasn't into the cooker).
What better, then, than coconut ice? It takes one bowl, two spoons, one baking tray and roughly five minutes of your time. It must be one of - if not the - easiest treats to make and it would sate my ongoing coconut craving.
As an added bonus, I felt pretty chuffed when I realised that the name coconut ice and yesterday's frosty weather would make a good combination. Like I was a proper baking blogger who thought about times of the year and themes and whatnot, rather than someone who simply decided to witter on about her biannual foray into the kitchen.
So, yes, for those of you who have never made coconut ice before, here's how you do it:
350g dessicated coconut
350g icing sugar
400g condensed milk (a 395g can of Carnation is fine - these measurements are all rough guides)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
A few drops of food colouring (usually pink)
How to make it
Mix everything except the food colouring in a bowl.
Slop half the mixture onto a baking tray in a roughly rectangular shape.
Stir the food colouring into the remaining mixture.
Slop the coloured mixture on top of the white stuff.
Bung it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Cut it into pieces.
Could that be any easier?
Coconut ice is traditionally pink and white but I got it into my head that blue and white would look... icier? So that's what I went with.
I admit, it was a bit odd looking at a pile of blue coconut but it tasted exactly the same. By which I mean: absolutely gorgeous.
I'm still craving coconut, though. That bit didn't work.
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