Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa) | How to make Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa)

By Amrita Iyer  |  2nd Mar 2018  |  
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Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa)by Amrita Iyer
  • Prep Time

    12

    Hours
  • Cook Time

    30

    mins
  • Serves

    30

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6

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About Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa) Recipe

There are many recipes of Coconut Ice around the world and in most places it is a soft candy.But here it is almost like a Burfi (having been adapted to Indian cuisine) and is had like a dessert.However after setting it,the dessert when cut looks so pretty and charming – owing to the fact that the sugar and Coconut Milk glaze the top making it look like a Sorbet,that the name stuck to it!

Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa)

Ingredients to make Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa)

  • 160 gms ghee
  • 330 gms fine semolina/Rava/Sooji
  • 300 gms unsalted cashew Powder
  • 400 gms powdered/caster sugar
  • 880 gms grated coconut (almost 1 big coconut)
  • 2 – 4 drops Red Colour (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla/almond/Rose essence
  • 2 tsp coconut Concentrate (optional)

How to make Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa)

  1. Divide the grated coconut into 2 measures – one of 400 gms and the other of 480 gms.Take the 480 gms measure and spoon it into a blender jar.Add 2 cups water and blend it into a fine,thick milk.Keep this aside.
  2. Grease a tray or Thali with ghee and keep aside.
  3. Heat ghee on medium heat and add the Semolina.Fry for 5 minutes till roasted but not changed colour.Add the cashew powder and sugar and mix well to combine.Now add both the Coconut as well as the prepared Coconut milk and mix well.
  4. Keep cooking till the mixture becomes thick and starts leaving the sides of the pan.When it comes together as a common mass then take off heat and add colour,essence and coconut concentrate (if using).
  5. Mix well and spread on the greased and prepared Thali.
  6. Set for 12 – 14 hours or overnight till it is firmly set and cooled. Press Cashews on top if you want or leave it plain.Serve.

My Tip:

The Cashew powder makes the Coconut Ice cook fast and the mixture will actually leave the sides of the pan.When this happens,cook it for 10 minutes more and take off heat otherwise it would turn hard! The recipe uses Coconut so its better to use the Coconut Ice within a week of making or make smaller quantities.In colder climates it stays for 10 – 12 days but Indian conditions require it to be consumed It is optional to use colour but it takes on a festive look! Coconut Concentrate is an ingredient available exclusively in Goa!If you do not have it then you can easily skip it. You can cut it into Burfi shapes or roll it like Laddus!You can add different colours to small quantities of the mixture to make a really beautiful looking delicate dessert! You can also make it 2 layered by colouring just half of the Coconut Ice mix.Set the uncoloured portion first and then spoon over and set the coloured portion over that!Hey Presto you get a 2 toned Coconut Ice!Looks even prettier!

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