Coconut Ice

coconut ice

This recipe comes from my husband’s grandmother, who is 97 years old. Unfortunately she is blind and cannot make the recipe herself anymore, but up to about 3 years ago she always made Coconut Ice, Fudge and Peppermint Creams (recipes also available on Bakersfriend) for the family at Easter Time.


  • 2 cups of coconut
  • 2 lbs. (4 cups) sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Boil together sugar and water for approximately 7 minutes until it forms a thread when taken out on fork
  • Remove from heat and mix in coconut
  • Put half mixture into greased pan
  • Add a little pink colouring to remaining mixture
  • Pour on top of white and let set
  • Cut into squares when cooling

-Peggy Robinson