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Coconut Pistachio Ice recipeI adapted a recipe with Dearest in mind. He loves coconut and he loves pistachio. I found this amazing confection, Coconut Ice. I decided to add an extra layer of deliciousness – a green layer filled with chopped Pistachios.

Green Jadite cake plate Coconut Pistachio Ice Christmas Cookie ExchangeConfection is the right word for this treat. It is super sweet and it goes perfectly with milk. 

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Sharing the love, I decided to share this recipe for a fun Christmas Cookie Exchange hosted by Barbara at The Everyday Home. You’ll find delightsomely delicious recipes shared by 30 Bloggers! 

All Things Home Christmas Cookie Exchange Coconut Pistachio Ice Jadite Cake PlateThis is a festive sweet that is super easy and will delight your family and friends…

Coconut Pistachio Ice
Yields 3
a festive version of the iconic store-bought confection
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Ingredients
  1. 3 3/4 cups super fine sugar
  2. 1 1/4 cups coconut milk
  3. 1/2 tsp. salt
  4. 3 cups dry, unsweetened coconut
  5. 2 to 3 drops food coloring (optional)
  6. 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8-inch square baking tin and line with baking parchment or waxed paper.
  2. Combine the sugar, coconut milk and salt in a heavy pan, stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring the mixture to the boil. Add the coconut and stir completely with a wooden spoon to combine. Work as quickly as you can from this point as this mixture begins to cool.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the mixture into the prepared baking tin. Press down very firmly. with off-set spatula or small rolling pin.
  5. Divide the remainder into two bowls - a little more in one for the pink/red food color. Stir in food coloring completely. Spoon over first layer, spread and press down very firmly.
  6. Add chopped pistachios and green food coloring stirring completely. Spoon over pink layer, spread and press down, again very firmly. I used a small rolling pin. (Pampered Chef)
  7. Allow to cool completely. Gently lift out of the baking tin by the sides of the parchment paper and place on a cutting board. Cut carefully into squares using a large sharp, thin knife and serve immediately or store in air-tight container.
Notes
  1. Have all your ingredients ready. If you can't find super-fine sugar, you can use regular sugar and grind it fine in a food processor or coffee grinder. It will be worth it. Make sure the sugar comes to a complete boil; have your coconut and coloring ready. Work quickly to allow the layers to meld together. Press very firmly each layer, especially the first layer. Make sure you cut this slowly and carefully when it is completely cooled with a large sharp knife. It can be crumbly - take your time. Do not multiply this recipe. If you wish to make more than one batch, do it separately.
Adapted from from Sweets, Candies and Chocolates-step-by-step guide
Adapted from from Sweets, Candies and Chocolates-step-by-step guide
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Comments

  1. OMGoodness! These are GORGEOUS!!! And…really…you had me at Coconut! Thanks for sharing! ~Tammy

  2. Stopping by from the Cookie Exchange! This is a new to me recipe! Your cookies are almost too pretty to eat. I love pistachios during the holidays – Pinning for later :)

  3. Oh my. Those look like square bonbons, and what could be better! I love coconut because it takes a long time to eat it. :-) These are beautiful!

  4. This is definitely a treat that I’ve not tried! I love the pastel colors and think that they would be very eye catching on a platter for a Christmas dessert table.

  5. What a pretty dessert. Kathy! I’m not a coconut fan but love pistachios! Maybe I should try to adapt this recipe again for me! :)

  6. These look too pretty to eat! Almost! Adding to my recipe collection. Thanks for joining the tour. ~Jeanette

  7. Kathy, those are so pretty and so delicious looking!

  8. These look so pretty! I love that they are pink and green.

    Merry Christmas,
    Amy Jo

  9. These look too pretty to eat! It’s been fun being in this cookie exchange with you! Happy Holidays
    Leslie

  10. Kathy, these are so beautiful! The color is just so eye catching. Definitely going to give these a try. I am sure these have to be some of the prettiest Christmas cookies I have seen!

  11. Oh How beautiful- they look like something you’d find at a fine confectioner!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe- I’d love to try them- these would make such a pretty gift!
    It’s been delightful being on tour with you and these fun bloggers!
    Cheers!

  12. Those are so pretty! Those were be gorgeous at a tea party.

  13. Kathy, these are so pretty and I can almost taste them. What a hit they would make at any home or gathering. Thanks so much for sharing at my HOME and have a delightful week.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

  14. Kathy-just popped back to tell you– You DO know that you are a No Reply blogger when you leave a comment, right? it happens with google plus but there is a fix for it if you want it- xo Diana

  15. It’s always fun to come across something different around the holidays. I am a coconut fan and these would make fun little gift bag treats! :)

  16. Hi Kathy,
    I’ve been so time poor that I haven’t been stopping to comment, so wanted to pop back and say how much I love your Coconut Ice recipe.
    Merry Christmas to you and ‘Dearest’
    Kerryanne xx

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