Recipe by EMMA HEAP
"A delicious and attractive candy snack for any coconut lover."
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1 1/3 cups
red food coloring
Wonderful! This is exactly how coconut ice is supposed to taste and how I remember it from my childhood.
(I suspect some of the other reviewers might have used sweetened coconut instead of plain flaked coconut, that would definitely make this too sweet.)
I agree, this receipe was way way too sweet, even for me. It was a waste of ingredients that's for sure.
I didn't have any nonsweetened coconut, and I read somewhere that in that case you should decrease sugar to 1/2 cup. Or maybe by 1/2 cup. I don't know. In any case, I used 2/3 c each water and sugar, the vanilla, and I cooked the coconut in syrup until the whole of it was at soft ball. I also beat it a little much - be careful about that; stop while it's still a little drippy, or it will be crumbly later.
The result? It was delicious, but it made about 20 square inches. Hmmm. I think I'll try and get my hands on some non-sweetened coconut next time.
I have been looking for years for this recipe. I tried it and it is really the best I have tasted. I do not like the "soft" coconut ice that you can buy or make. I prefer a bit of "bite" to my coconut ice, and this really fills the bill.
Very very sweet. I'm a huge sweet eater and I couldn't even handle these. Very attractive, but a combo of just sugar and coconut is just too sweet. Though they did look good on a cookie/fudge platter.
Takes me back home to Grenada! Just because of that I would give it 10 stars if I could! I enjoyed having my daughter make this with me and when I watched her eyes when she took her 1st bite it was HEAVEN! Sweet sugared coconut is all is it BUT the memories of home is worth it! I'll make it again. Thank you for this :-)
thanks for the recipe - i decreased the amount of sugar - though very sweet. Wasn't as chewy as i expected. I added strawberry flavouring instead of the colouring, which worked well with the coconut. Thanks again
My father is lactose intolerant and loves fudge. We used to get coconut ice from a fudge guy at the fair each year when I was younger but he hasn't been there the last faw years. Dad loves this stuff but it is very sweet!! Better if you blend the coconut down so it's more fine.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 119
** Calories from Fat: 36
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