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Fathers Day Gift Idea- This is super easy to do and requires no cooking!
My dad is the kinda Dad thats pretty hard to buy for- he likes cycling- so he buys himself all the cycling gear he needs, He likes red wine, so he has a wine rack (with plently of red wine in it), He likes boats- so he bought himself a boat.

My basic point is- anything he wants, he tends to buy (the git). And theres only so many shirts from M&S and cycling biographies you can buy, so nowadays I tend to make him something. He loves Coconut Ice- so I made him a batch- and I made it blue instead of the traditional pink, so it's manly coconut ice.

Posted by Hayley S from London, United Kingdom • Published See Hayley S's 74 projects »

  • Step 1

    Dad’s Coconut Ice Recipe


    405g can Carnation Condensed Milk
    300g desiccated coconut
    350g icing sugar, sifted
    ½ tsp vanilla extract
    4 drops of blue food dye

  • Step 2

    Line a 24cm square tin with greaseproof paper. Mix all the ingredients except the food dye with a wooden spoon until combined.

  • Step 3

    Spoon half of the mixture in the base of the tin and spread out evenly with the back of a spoon.

  • Step 4

    Add the food colouring to the remaining mixture and blend well until it is an even blue colour. Spread over the top of the first layer and smooth out.

  • Step 5

    Leave for 5 hours in a cool place (not the fridge).

  • Step 6

    Use a sharp knife to cut out your or cubes or letters if you prefer.

  • Step 7

    Leave overnight before gift wrapping or eating- this will dry it out and give it a more crumbly texture!

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