- 250g Sweetened condensed milk
- 250g Icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
- 200g Desiccated coconut
- Pink edible food colouring (optional)
- STEP 1
Mix the condensed milk and icing sugar in a large bowl until it is well combined. It will become very stiff – use your hands if needed.
- STEP 2
Split the mix into two and add a small amount of food colouring to one half. Dust a board with icing sugar before shaping each half into a smooth rectangle, then place one on top of the other and roll with a rolling pin, reshaping with your hands every couple of rolls. You should have a rectangle of two-tone coconut ice about one inch thick.
- STEP 3
Allow to chill and set for at least three hours or overnight. Cut into squares with a sharp knife and put in your jar. Wrap with a large ribbon and tie a bow. Cut a tag from card and stamp or write a greeting. Loop through the ribbon with baker’s twine to finish.