Petit Fours: Australian Candy – Coconut Ice

I called these as Australian candies because I have known them since I was a child as Australian delicacy. Many would say they are British candies, and that makes sense as well, as you know, Australians were originally from Britain 🙂 But to be fair, other countries seem to have similar candies too with different names obviously!

In Indonesia we have something similar called Awuk-Awuk, but we would add rice flour to the mixture 🙂

1 can, 300 ml, sweetened condensed milk

200 g sweetened desiccated coconut

200 g unsweetened desiccated coconut

4-5 c icing sugar (mixture should not be too sticky)

food coloring of your choice

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined well

Divide into 6 equal portions

Color 2 portions with red food coloring, 2 portions with green food coloring and leave the other 2 portions plain white

Roll each portion and press it to a mold

Stack each portion alternating one to another and each time, press them firmly

Chill in the fridge for 4 H or overnight

Once chilled, take out candy from fridge and slice.

That is all 🙂

And oh! You can place them in mini cupcake liner and serve them as petit fours for party

NOTE: if you like them to be super sweet, use 400 g sweetened coconut. If not too sweet, use all 400 g unsweetened. Or you can do as I do here, half sweet half not. These candies are MEGA sweet, so most of the time I use all 400 g unsweetened 🙂

Coconut Ice

Ingredients

  • 1 can 300 ml, sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 g sweetened desiccated coconut
  • 200 g unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 4-5 c icing sugar mixture should not be too sticky
  • food coloring of your choice

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined well
  • Divide into 6 equal portions
  • Color 2 portions with red food coloring, 2 portions with green food coloring and leave the other 2 portions plain white
  • Roll each portion and press it to a mold
  • Stack each portion alternating one to another and each time, press them firmly
  • Chill in the fridge for 4 H or overnight
  • Once chilled, take out candy from fridge and slice.

Video

Notes

If you like them to be super sweet, use 400 g sweetened coconut. If not too sweet, use all 400 g unsweetened. Or you can do as I do here, half sweet half not. These candies are MEGA sweet, so most of the time I use all 400 g unsweetened 🙂
You can place them in mini cupcake liner and serve them as petit fours for party
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