Coconut Ice (Ice Baby)

I love puns but unfortunately I have no excuse for using them as I am not a dad, but I say to heck with convention, I’ll just embrace my lame-ness, along with my love for this sickeningly sweet, almost not a food, recipe that could have been ripped from the soul of Sandra Lee herself (it was actually ripped from the brain of my mother).
This recipe is very easy and cheap to make. It tastes so good that I could sell it by the gram (one more bad Vanilla Ice reference… I’ll try not to do that again)

Coconut Ice:

1 can (300ml) Sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Cream
4 cups of Dessicated coconut
3 cups of Icing sugar
Vanilla essence
Pink food dye

1. Line a 30 x 20cm  lamington tray with aluminium foil. Sieve icing sugar and mix with the coconut. Add the condensed milk, cream and vanilla and combine until it forms a dough-like consistency. You’ll have more fun if get your hands in and knead the dickens out of the mix!

2. Take half of the mix and knead in the colouring until it is a consistent and bright pink. Press the mix firmly into the tray using your hands or the back of a spoon (if it gets too sticky, dust it with icing sugar). Pack on the next layer with the remaining mixture.

3. Cover with cling wrap and allow it to set in the fridge for a few hours (overnight is best). Flip it onto a chopping board and cut it into cubes.

These make a great little gift when wrapped in cellophane, kind of like the stuff you’d find at a church fate sold by a lady named Maude.

PS: Leave a comment below with your best Vanilla Ice pun, collaborate and I will listen (last one, I promise)

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