This is my last post for this year. I'm going to be taking a short break and celebrating Christmas with family and friends. Thanks for reading and I'll see you here again in the new year!
I associate coconut ice with Christmas. I'm not sure why. Maybe it is a traditional Christmas treat? Or maybe it is the pink and white colours of the coconut ice I grew up eating that makes it seem Christmassy. Either way, I had to make some this year for Christmas.
This coconut ice is a little different from the ones I remember from my childhood. For a start all the ingredients are organic which I am pretty chuffed about. Any time I can do an enirely organic dish I am happy. Also, this one doesn't have any food colouring. There are two reasons for this. One, in my mind, it makes it healthier. Two, I tried doing natural food colourings but they tended to clump together with the sugar and end up as unappetising blobs of colour in the midst of the coconut ice. Not at all appealing. Even though there's no pink and white colours in this coconut ice, the coconut sugar ends up sinking to the bottom of the coconut ice, giving a nice two-tone effect and a crunchy biscuity type base.
I love that all the ingredients in this recipe come from the coconut. What an awesome plant!
1 cup organic coconut oil
3/4 cup organic coconut flakes
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
Melt the coconut oil in a bain marie (aka double boiler) over low heat. I just popped my jar of coconut oil into the top steamer of my double boiler. You won't need to do this on a really hot day as the coconut oil will be already melted.
Combine sugar and coconut flakes in a bowl.
Add the melted coconut oil. Stir well.
Line a small loaf tin with baking paper.
Pour in your mixture.
Refrigerate until set.
Slice into pieces and serve.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!