Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Coconut Ice

Easiest recipe ever! I've been meaning to make some Coconut Ice for a while now, as I thought the kids would enjoy it…and they did! I made this using only 2 ingredients, but you could add a sweetener if you prefer. Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free soy-free and free of refined sugar, this is a snack that is traditionally a treat, but in this case can be eaten any time of day!

Coconut Ice

Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, free of refined sugar

1 cup coconut butter (find the recipe here - it only takes a couple of minutes to make or you can buy it pre made from your local whole food store)
1 tbsp plum juice or freeze dried plum powder

Optional: 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup to sweeten

1. Split the quantity of coconut butter evenly across 2 small bowls. Add the plum juice or powder to one of the bowls and mix to combine. This will form your pink layer
2. In a mould or baking tin, pour the white layer in. I used a cake pop mould to make individual ones, but you could make a large one in a baking tin that you can then cut up into any size you like. 
3. Put the mould into the fridge for 10 minutes or so to firm up. Add the pink layer on top of the white and press down to smooth. 
4. Place back in the fridge until firm. 
5. When firm, tip the coconut ice out of the mould or baking tin. If you have made them in a mould, simply place in an airtight container and store in the fridge. If you made a big one, cut into pieces of the size you like, then store in the fridge also. 

Note: You can use anything pink or red to colour the pink half of the mix. You could use freeze dried raspberry or strawberry powder, beetroot juice, pureed strawberry, or anything you can come up with that will create a pink or red color!