Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Delicious Amarula Coconut Ice

Decadently creamy, with the necessary sugary coconut ice texture, and that unmistakable amarula flavour.  The pale toffee colour is so appealing, too. You got to make this next time you crave something sweet.  It is quite addictive, and really easy. 
Amarula Coconut Ice

You will need:
  • 450 grams white sugar
  • 150 millilitres amarula
  • 50 millilitres full-cream milk
  • 150 grams dessicated coconut – the coarser the better

  1. In a heavy-based pot, combine the sugar, amarula and milk
  2. Heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar has dissolved
  3. Bring to a rapid boil, cover with a lid, and boil for 3 minutes – time it!
  4. Uncover and boil for a further 5 minutes – again – time it! until the mixture
  5. has reached soft-ball stage (when a little of syrup is dropped into iced water,
  6. it should form a ball which flattens by itself when picked up)
  7. Remove from the heat, and stir in the coconut, mixing very well. Work quickly
  8. Pour the mixture into the tin, smooth the surface
  9. Leave to set partially, and cut into squares with an oiled knife
  10. Allow to set completely
  11. Store in a airtight container.

A batch of this would make a good gift.
And, yes, I would make this over a camp-fire, too!