Coconut Ice

April 9, 2023 (Last Updated: April 5, 2023)
Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice

A classic South African bite sized snack that everyone remembers from their childhood. Try our Coconut Ice recipe.

TOTAL TIME 20 minutes | MAKES 64 



  • 5 ¼ cups icing sugar
  • 2 ½ cups desiccated coconut
  • 395 g  condensed milk
  • 1 egg white, beaten lightly
  • Pink or peach food colouring



GREASE a 19cm square cake pan and line base and sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm over the sides.

SIFT icing sugar into a bowl and stir in coconut, condensed milk and egg white until almost combined. Use your hands to finish combining the ingredients well.

DIVIDE mixture into two bowls. Tint one mixture with pink or peach colouring. Press coloured mixture into pan and level the surface. Top with remaining mixture; level the surface.

COVER pan; refrigerate for about 3 hours or until set before cutting into squares.


FOOD TEAM TIP: For a coffee variation, dissolve 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules in 1 teaspoon boiling water. In step 3, add coffee mixture to one bowl of mixture instead of food colouring, with an extra 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut.


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