Have I ever told you my hubby likes to cook and bake? He loves it so much that he actually orders stuff for the kitchen as gifts for Christmas and his birthday every year. Bless his little heart! If you meet him,, you'd never guess this fact about him, being the Geekmaster and all. :)
Anyway, last night, he had the urge to make coconut ice and he did such a good job that I grabbed my camera and shot him. (Jan is alive in spite of this fact. But there are pictures of his cooking prowess.) You'll need three main ingredients to make this; condensed milk, coconut and icing sugar. With that, a pinch of salt, a dash of vanilla essence and colouring if you want it.
Here's how to do it :
The easier way to do this would be to pour the contents of the tin into a bowl and add the vanilla and colouring then, but who pretends to understand the logic of Jan? Not me, and I've been married to the man for four years! :)
Don't you just love my action phodies?
When you've mixed the coconut and icing sugar together, pour the condensed milk in as well and stir again.
If you don't get it mixed well enough with the spoon, don't be afraid to stick your hands in there!
At this point, if you have another colour you want to overlay onto the first, do so and press it down as well. We didn't have enough ingredients for a second colour. But pink's fine too! :) Refrigerate for about an hour, or until the mixture isn't squishy anymore. It shouldn't give way when you press onto it.
We went for the square option. :)
You can add this to your list of home-made Christmas gifts as well. Though I have a message for my family; Jan says you won't get any, make your own! He gets kind of like Gollum over the 'precious' when it comes to stuff like this!
Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic day and you run off to try this soon.
Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,