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Coconut Ice Recipe
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Coconut Ice

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"A delicious and attractive candy snack for any coconut lover."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 7x7 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Line a 7 x 7 inch pan with parchment or waxed paper. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat sugar and water gently, without boiling, until sugar has dissolved. Then, bring to a boil and cook until it reaches 240 degrees F/120 degrees C on a candy thermometer, or a little syrup dropped in a glass of cold water forms a soft ball.
  2. Remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla and coconut. Continue stirring until mixture begins to thicken, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour half of the mixture into the prepared pan and level the surface with a knife or spatula. Tint the other half of the mixture by stirring in the food coloring. Pour the pink mixture on top of other layer, and level the surface. Press all down firmly with the back of a spoon and allow to harden. When firm, turn out of the pan, remove the paper and cut into squares with a sharp knife.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2003

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.)

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 10, 2003

I agree, this receipe was way way too sweet, even for me. It was a waste of ingredients that's for sure.


37 Ratings

Feb 25, 2005

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.

Oct 06, 2007

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.

Jan 22, 2003

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.

Oct 17, 2007

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 :-)

Jul 28, 2006

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

Jan 16, 2006

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.


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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