Coconut Ice…That’s what the recipe said!

Welcome to what was to be my Saturday Christmas Homemade sweetie day…

I followed the instructions to the letter...I wanted a recipe that didn’t use condensed milk…my reasoning was ..well sweets are sweets but I thought I would reduce the sugar content by not using sweetened condensed milk and then sugar and then desiccated coconut.

This recipe used coconut, sugar, and milk…Perfect I thought…I couldn’t have been more wrong…

I do wish I had my mum’s recipe for coconut ice it was sweet, coconutty and a little crumbly but held together well and was not chewy sweet nothing…

Just like Coconut ice should be…

I will not name and shame…I also will not be tagging or leaving a review…It was a sticky mess…

Now was it my fault for substituting fresh coconut?

I did have to boil it for twice as long as the recipe stated…Maybe that was it?… On this occasion, was fresh was not best???

The end result was a sticky mess although it did stay together as per the recipe …when a little was dropped into cold water…

This also proves that until you try a recipe unless you know the cook and know it has been tried and tested…They all so haven’t…This one is a prime example…

If anyone has a foolproof recipe for Coconut Ice which has a little crumble but is not the sticky, chewy coconut ice…I am talking old fashioned grandma’s recipe…Please share it with me as I now just want a Good Coconut Ice EVEN more than I did…

That’s all for now ..Enjoy your weekend xxx

Lastly, remember not everyone is fortunate and some people dread this time of year be aware and if you can add a little cheer please share your joy but also remember the other 364 days of the year pass your smile around and be kind… 

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great weekend 🙂 xx





11 thoughts on “Coconut Ice…That’s what the recipe said!

  1. Mary Smith

    I think using fresh coconut may have caused the problem as it will have a much higher moisture content than desiccated. I remember my mum making it but I never tried her recipe. I did try making Bounty bars which were a bit gloopy but ok once encased in chocolate.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think so but hindsight is wonderful isn’t it, Mary…I must remeber to dry it out before I use it next time…Not attempted bounty bars although I do like them haven’t one for quite a while I can’t get them here which is probably just as well…Everything I like has an unfortunate effect on my waistline…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      We all have those and it was going so well and ended a sticky mess.. Haha.. By the way, Dolly have you ever
      made Beigli it can be made with nuts or a poppy seed paste?

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Some you win some you lose and that was a definite lose situation…I even re boiled it and although it reduced down more it is still inedible so me and Lils made banana bread that is pretty safe one for here and one for her to take back to the village…I will have see if my mum remembers her recipe although that could be a bit of an ask..Thing is I now really would like some coconut ice…haha…Never mind…Hugs xxx It is proof that however much you cook you have disasters 🙂 x

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