Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa) | How to make Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa)
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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!
Ingredients to make Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa)
- 160 gms
- 330 gms fine /Rava/Sooji
- 300 gms unsalted Powder
- 400 gms powdered/caster
- 880 gms grated (almost 1 big )
- 2 – 4 drops Red Colour (optional)
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla//Rose essence
- 2 tsp Concentrate (optional)
How to make Coconut Ice (a delicious dessert from Goa)
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!