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Coconut Ice Sweets

Updated on January 22, 2019
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Coconut Ice sweets - what they are and how to make them

Coconut Ice sweets are a traditional English candy that require no baking and are very quick and easy to make!

Children love to make these too! Coconut ice candy is a great way to introduce children to cookery because they require no use of knives or dangerous hot ovens.

Traditionally coconut ice is always pink and white, but you can experiment use lots of different colors!

Pink coconut ice
Pink coconut ice | Source

Ingredients needed for Coconut Ice

It's very simple, all you need is....

350g Desiccated (shredded) coconut (3.5 cups)

405g Sweetened condensed milk (1 cup)

350g Sieved icing sugar (3 cups)

(icing sugar is also known as confectioners sugar)

1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 Drops of red food colouring

Instructions for Coconut Ice

  • You will need a 24cm (9 1/2 inches) cake tin that is about 4cm (1 1/2 inches) deep. Line this tin with baking paper and grease it with a little butter.

  • Into a mixing bowl, add the coconut, condensed milk, vanilla extract and icing sugar and stir really well until all ingredients are combined.

  • Then take out half of the mixture and lay out flat and evenly in the tin

  • With the other half add the drops of food colouring and mix in - add more if you want the colour to be stronger. Then layer this over the white layer in the tin.

  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, it's better if you can make this the evening before and let it set overnight. Once set, cut into bite sized squares and enjoy!

Delicious Coconut Ice!

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Coconut ice macro | Source
Honeydukes sweetshop
Honeydukes sweetshop | Source

Harry Potter and Magical Pink Coconut Ice

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, there's a description in chapter 10 about the sweets sold in Honeydukes Sweet Shop in Hogsmeade. Along with chocolates, toffee and nougat there's shimmering pink coconut ice, sold in squares.

If you are having a Harry Potter themed birthday party, squares of coconut ice sweets dusted with edible food glitter are an ideal little treat!

Get Inventive with Coconut Ice Sweets!

Who says coconut ice candy should be pink and white!

You can colour it blue and white for boys, red and green for Christmas or stripes of orange and black for Halloween! You can even use edible food glitter to get that shimmering wizard effect from the sweet shop in Harry Potter books.

You could even cut different shapes using cookie cutters - stars, Christmas trees, snowmen, anything goes!

Christmas Coconut Ice!

© 2010 LadyFlashman


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      Dee Mouton 

      4 months ago

      YES! My aunt and I would go to a tiny store down the street in our neighborhood for these. I've been wanting to find out how to make them for years. But too bad my sweet aunt is no longer here.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sounds great to me. I'd love to try it. Thanks!

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      Virginia Kearney 

      4 years ago from United States

      I've eaten these before and didn't know how easy they are to make. I will have to add this to my Christmas candy list!

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      4 years ago

      How pretty they are, and I love coconut. Looking forward to trying these sweets out!

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      4 years ago

      just to clarify... this recipe does not need putting the mixture on heat at all ? thks

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      Melissa French, The More With Less Mom 

      4 years ago

      These looks so awesome. I included this in my Christmas in July roundup.

    • LadyFlashman profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Yes, it's a good idea to because it will keep them fresh longer.

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      5 years ago

      Do you keep refridgerated?

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      5 years ago from USA

      Never heard of it but will have to try it sometime, looks and sounds amazing and i love coconut

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      5 years ago

      As a kid, I used to love this coconut candy. Singapore is colonized by the British and, naturally, this is quite a common treat. Glad that your recipe is way easier than the one I have. Thanks for sharing.

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      Marie Hurt 

      5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I have never heard of this type of candy. They look so cute. I like the idea that you can make it whatever color you want.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds and looks like something my family would enjoy. I'll have to try making this soon.

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      Liz Elias 

      5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I have never heard of this treat, but it does sound delicious! I'm sharing this recipe to Face Book, for my daughter; I'll be my granddaughters would love making this!

      Voted up ++, pinned and shared.

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      5 years ago

      We love coconut ice too.

      We only stock Stockley's coconut ice ass they are a Yorkshire based traditional confectioner who hand finish all their sweets and even still cook toffee in copper vats.

      We love traditional sweets and coconut ice is one of the best

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      7 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I've never heard of this, but this looks fabulous.

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      7 years ago

      Love it!

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      7 years ago

      I'm glad I came across this, I'm going to give it a try.

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      7 years ago

      I've never heard of this but it sounds delish!! Might have to make it for my kiddos, we are all huge HP fans so it might to be fun to try just for that fact!! <3

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      7 years ago

      I sure am!! The best sweet to have at home - coconut ice. Yummm

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      8 years ago

      These are so cute, I've never heard of them before.

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      8 years ago

      looks so good, yummy yummy lens!

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      8 years ago

      These sound and look very tasty.

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      8 years ago

      These sound wonderfully sweet, rich and delicious.....and they're pretty too!

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      9 years ago

      Great lens! I love this stuff! Thanks for the recipe!

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      9 years ago

      yum yum yum, great lens, must do thius for Christmas.

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      9 years ago

      Well, I am surely thinking that nobody but you could make this look so beautifully yummy!

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      Indigo Janson 

      9 years ago from UK

      Every so often, some naughty lensmaster writes a recipe page here on Squidoo that has me wanting to lick the screen. This is one of them! It's been years since I had coconut ice (like the Chelsea buns!) but this lens brings it all back. I really should try to make my own and now you have given me the recipe...well it's hard to resist! Love your pink and white theme.

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      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      @Wednesday-Elf: Yes, icing sugar is also known as confectioners sugar. :)

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      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Looks easy and delicious. I enjoyed the instructions in the video, too. :)

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      9 years ago

      Boy I remember these from my childhood, growing up in Scotland. YUM!

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      9 years ago

      I love all the pink the dessert and the description:-)

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      9 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a delicious sounding dessert! It's a completely new one to me - I've never heard of it before and don't know what "Icing sugar" is :). Is it confectioner's sugar? I DO love coconut in desserts.

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      callinsky lm 

      9 years ago

      It does make me want to make some.

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      Zen Automat 

      9 years ago from New Hampshire

      These look wonderful... thumbs up a this content...

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This look good, though I have never been much into coconut.. Nice lens.

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      9 years ago

      These look so great! What a fun idea for a kids party or make as favors for parties! Adding to my Formal Afternoon Tea lens.

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      9 years ago

      They look too tempting...and simple to make too..great lens

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      Kathy McGraw 

      9 years ago from California

      I love coconut..and anything that is easy to make with no baking. I think I like these coconut ice treats, and think I will give your recipe a try.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      I have never tried coconut ice before but they sure are beautiful and they sound delicious too.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Coconut ice is very good. Homemade, it is probably even better.

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      9 years ago from Western Mass

      i love coconut - these look great

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      clouda9 lm 

      9 years ago

      These coconut ice sweets LOOK and sound just delish. You have a lot of great ideas and resources on here too!

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      9 years ago

      Wow! These look so good!


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