Friday, February 6, 2009

A Delicious Wee Treat


I have had a couple of birthday treats to make this week. The first one I made was this white chocolate and cranberry coconut ice. Gosh, this was a real treat! Coconut ice made from cream cheese, white chocolate and dried cranberries. I would definitely make this again. The recipe is a Julie Le Clerc one that I pulled out of a NZ Womens Weekly at some stage. Coconut is not something I would chose to buy at the school fair, but it is one of those things that you kind of just have to have a piece.

Well, this white chocolate coconut ice far exceeds the usual sugary school fair stuff. It is actually even nicer than the other coconut ice recipe I have made in the past using condensed milk. In fact for my sister’s wedding I made orange coconut ice hearts as the take home gift for the guests – orange was the colour of the bridesmaid’s dress (I was the bridesmaid) – this sounds a bit garish but it was actually a gorgeous autumnal orange. If I made this coconut ice again (which I think I definitely would) I think I would leave the craisins out. Probably only because I don’t like dried fruit – although I can stomach a craisin. This fudge is very soft and needs to be kept in the fridge.

White Chocolate and Cranberry Coconut Ice (Julie Le Clerc)

250g cream cheese
3 c icing sugar
250g white chocolate, melted and cooled
1 ¼ c coconut
¾ c craisins
pink or red food colouring

· Beat cream cheese until smooth, then beat in icing sugar
· Beat in melted chocolate and then coconut and craisins
· Spread half the mixture into a lined 20cm square tin’
· Tint the remaining half pink and then spread over the top of the white layer
Refrigerate until set and cut into pieces

10 comments:

shortbreadsouth said...

I'm assuming this is what I call fudge - it looks so yummy! I'll have to try this.

Snooky doodle said...

these looks super and for a coconut addict like me its heaven :) can you post the recipe for the orange coconut ice :)

Zeetra said...

Hi Tammy, fantastic stuff as always.. I do have a question with the cocnut ice, could you add, choc chips to it instead of craisins? or is it better with the fruit... Im not a lover of cream cheese in any way, so is it an overbearing taste of cream cheese?

Cakelaw said...

Yum! I love coconut ice, but the only time I made it myself (the traditional sugary version), I think I overbeat it and it ended up being crumbly. I should definitely give this a go.

Nora said...

Wow I love how you bake almost every day! I'm adding your blog to my favorites, and I'll be checking it!

Nora said...

Wow I love how you bake almost every day! I'm adding your blog to my favorites, and I'll be checking it!

Nora said...

Wow I love how you bake almost every day! I'm adding your blog to my favorites, and I'll be checking it!

Tammy said...

Hi Zeetra

I think that chocolate chips would melt and then make the coconut ice look icky. I would just leave the cranberries out if you dont like them. It is not really a cream cheese taste - more white chocolately.

Jennynz said...

These are soooooooooo good thankyou! And I didn't pick that there was cream cheese in it, I wouldn't have known if you hadn't told me. I suspect thats where some of the smoothness and softness comes from though. These are very yummy and very attractive - I'm all for pink sweets! I'd leave the craisins in there, I like them.

Zeetra said...

Thanks Tammy, I have never tried cranberries so im open to using them, im glad it doesnt taste like cream cheese though...