This recipe is so easy  to make, children can make it as a present for Christmas or Birthdays. The Coconut Ice squares  look so appealing and delicate when put in their own  individual wrapper and presented in an attractive box or Jar.

coconut ices_2Coconut Ice

200g Condensed milk
8ozs/225g   Icing sugar
8ozs/225g desiccated coconut
1 tiny drop of natural red food colouring.

Line a small plastic box with cling film or greaseproof paper
Mix together the icing sugar and condensed milk  ( the mixture should be very stiff)
Place half of the mix into the plastic box and press down firmly to form the base.
Colour the other half of the coconut mix until  it is pale pink, keep mixing until you have an even colour.
Place the pink coconut on top of the white base and press firmly together.
Leave to set in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Turn out of the box and cut into squares.
Keep in the fridge in an airtight container and use within 3 weeks.