Wednesday, February 25, 2015

...A Bit of Deliciousness



 My sweet younger sisters and I made these yummy little treats together one morning to have at our tea party later that day…   
What could be more delicious and decadent than rose and cranberry coconut ice may I ask? 

I can vividly remember my mom making coconut ice for Nancy and I when we were just wee little girls who still drank tea from a colourful plastic tea set…oh, those precious days of childhood!

….Biting into the sweet, creamy coconut flavour was like taking a welcome trip down memory lane…






Of course we just had to colour them pink and cut them into heart shapes! 

I thought I would share the lovely recipe with you…  It is not necessary to add the dried cranberries or rose water, just simply make the plain coconut ice and enjoy with a cup of tea made in a pretty tea cup and a few dear friends…



Coconut Ice

280g icing sugar
1ml cream of tartar
1 can of condensed milk
270g desiccated coconut
Pink food colouring

Grease a 20cm square baking tin.  Sift the icing sugar and cream of tartar together. 
Add the condensed milk and half the desiccated coconut and stir well. 
Mix in the remaining coconut so that the mixture sticks together. 
Divide the mixture in half and colour the one half with a few drops of pink food colouring. 
Press the pink mixture into the tin first, followed by the white. 
Place in the fridge for one hour, then cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

For the Cranberry and Rose Variation…

80ml chopped dried cranberries
2.5ml rose water or a few drops rose essence

Add the rose water or rose essence to the white part of the mixture and the dried cranberries to the pink part of the mixture.

I hope you are having a very pleasant Wednesday!

~ I sing for joy at the works of your hands.  How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts!  Psalm 92:4-5 ~

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15 comments:

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

It has been years since I last had coconut ice but as soon as I saw your delicious photos I could taste them once again! This is something I will be making this weekend :-) xx

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Kelly Anne,

Your sweets treats are simply gorgeous. Such a lovely way to honor your mother and to share with your siblings. Those little moments are forever. Of course they look delicious too and I love their pink shade. It makes them extra special.

Thank you for visiting my blog. You sweet comment made my day. It is wonderful to meet you too.

Wishing you a great week,

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my Kelly Anne! These look so delicious....not to mention beautiful! They are almost too pretty to eat. I love the way you displayed them in the jar as well. SO very pretty. Have a lovely Thursday!

Hugs, Vicky

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello dearest Vicky! Thank you so much for your kind words - I'm so very glad you enjoyed this recipe post:). And I'm off to pay you a visit right now!
Hugs and much love always!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello Janet! I'm so very pleased to welcome you here! Thank you so much for visiting and for your beautiful words of encouragement and blessing!
I simply love the name of your blog as I enjoy using different herbs in my cooking and rosemary and thyme just happen to be my two favourites!
Hugs to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh how lovely, dear Chel! I do so hope you enjoy this recipe - it was a winner in our home! I think it is lovely as it combines cranberries and rose water to create a unique tasting coconut ice which is so easy to make and yet looks quite spectacular:)
Thank you for stopping by today and also for your email!
Love and hugs!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I bet these taste heavenly! They certainly look delish! And what lovely visual presentation in the jar!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh thank you! You're so kind! Hmmm...these are very good - the perfect treat:).

Blessings!

Scrappy quilter said...

They look so scrumptious!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you - they certainly are...perhaps a bit too good:). Hugs!

Stephanie said...

Simply delightful, my frend :) I have never had anything like this, but will have to remedy that soon. Thank you for sharing this deliciously sweet recipe at Roses of Inspiration. Much love to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh I do hope you enjoy this temptong little recipe, dearest Stephanie!
Hugs and lots of love to you!

Paige said...

These look so yummy and pretty! :D I have no idea what desiccated coconut coconut is though. Could you tell me? :) I must pin these for later...

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello sweet Paige! Oh! I'm sure you will enjoy this delicious treats!

Desiccated coconut is...

Desiccated coconut is coconut meat which has been shredded or flaked and then dried to remove as much moisture as possible. There are a number of different styles of desiccated coconut used around the world, and availability of this coconut product varies, depending on the region where one is shopping. If desiccated coconut is not available, regular dried coconut can be used as a replacement, although dried content tends to have a higher moisture content, despite the “dried” in the name.

Taken from: http://m.wisegeek.org/what-is-desiccated-coconut.htm

I do so hope this helps you!
I usually find it in the baking department of the grocery store...

Hugs and thank you for stopping by - I always love hearing from you, my friend!!

Xxx

Paige said...

Oh, thank you muchly! :) I'm not sure if we have that around here, but we do have regular dried coconut.