This oft-neglected favourite from childhood is soft, moist, devilishly sweet and makes the perfect treat to give over the festive season – after all, it’s meant to look like softly fallen snow!
Coconut ice will keep for up to a month if stored in an airtight container, so it can be made in the weeks before Christmas. Keep the presentation unfussy by stacking the cut cubes in a Kilner jar wrapped with a bright ribbon for a pop of colour, which then turns a simple gift into something special. Why not add a sprig of ivy for that extra seasonal touch?
Here’s how to make coconut ice for Christmas
- Sweetened condensed milk 250g
- Icing sugar 250g, sifted, plus extra for dusting
- Desiccated coconut 200g
- Pink edible food colouring (optional)