It's Crafty Tuesday and we're getting ready for St Valentine's Day! These coconut ice hearts shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to put together and are so simple that the kids can probably make them on their own - if they have strong arms ;) I'll be posting a new photo later, when DD7 is home and can make the heartshaped gifttags...
1 tin of condensed milk 397g (in Denmark you can buy it from any Turkish greengrocer)
340g of icing sugar (flormelis in Danish)
340g dessicated coconut (kokosmel in Danish)
food colouring (optional)
Mix the condensed milk and icing sugar together. Takes a strong arm...or four! ;)
Then mix in the coconut, a little at a time. Don't worry, you will get there eventually though it might take some time.
We took out half the mixture at this point and spread it out on baking paper. Easiest to use a spatula dipped in water. Keep it fairly thin if you're going to cut out shapes.
We then added some pink food colouring to the rest of the mixture and spread it out. Leave the mixture to dry out - should take a couple of hours or you can leave it overnight. Then cut out shapes...we used small heart and star cookie cutters.
You could also colour the coconut ice mixture with green for St Patrick's Day, orange and black for Halloween, yellow for Easter, etc, etc.
Parcel up a few (we've put ours into small cellophane bags) and give them away to the ones you love. Remember to keep a bag for yourself - because you're worth it! ;)